San Marcos went 3-0 on the first day of matches at the Redondo Union Boys Volleyball Tournament and earned a spot in the Gold Division for Saturday.

The Royals defeated Torrance (25-17, 25-20), Downey (25-13, 25-23) and Lakewood (25-22, 25-22) to improve to 4-0 on the season.

“I thought we really played with energy and enthusiasm throughout this first day of play, said coach Roger Kuntz. “We are a work in progress, but we made great progress today.”

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