Dos Pueblos won the Cardinal Classic at Bishop Diego High School Saturday, beating Harbor of Santa Cruz in the final, 25-16.
The Chargers defeated St. Joseph and Laguna Blanca in pool play and beat Laguna again in the playoffs.
“We had a constant flow of defensive hustle plays, blocks, and aggressive swings,” said DP coach Ehren Hug. “The tournament may have been small but it was full of talented teams that kept us on our toes all day. The coaching staff and I are so proud of their relentless competitive spirit.”
Senior libero Parker Randolph, senior setter/opposite Troy Fitzgerald, and junior setter/opposite Grant Hughes were named tothe all-tournament.
Fitzgerald and Hughes each had 30 kills and Reid Sisney had 20. Fitzgerald, had 57 assists and 17 digs, while Hughes had 45 assists and 12 blocks. Randolph picked up 23 digs.
Semifinalists Carpinteria and Laguna Blanca finished in third place.
Carpinteria went 3-0 in pool play, beating Pioneer Valley 25-17, 25-16, Santa Ynez 25-21, 21-25, 15-2, and host Bishop Diego 25-16, 25-19.
Then the Warriors advanced to the one-set single elimination round, losing to Harbor.
“Harbor was a tall and talented team who made few mistakes,” Carpinteria coach Mickey Caughey said. “They did rattle us early on and took us out of our game.
“For us, we were not happy with losing in the semifinals, but third Place is not too shabby and our own Diesel Slade made the All-Tournament Team. So all in all a good productive day.”
Laguna Blanca beat Harbor in pool play, 16-25, 25-18, 15-12, and then downed Oxnard 25-18, 25-21. They then lost to Dos Pueblos.
In the playoff round, the Owls beat Santa Ynez 25-18 and lost to Dos Pueblos 25-22.
“Today was a good overall day for our squad,” Laguna Blanca coach Jason Donnelly said. “Our senior setter, Jack Shiebler, continues to not only play at a high level but shows his competitive nature and leadership skills each time we step on the court. He was named to the All-Tournament Team.
“We competed hard most of the day and will learn from the games that we lost. This was a great day of competition and we see now how important it is to stay focused on the little things, especially when we’re playing a team like DP.”