ALAMEDA -- The visiting Kennedy-Fremont boys volleyball team beat fourth-seeded Alameda 25-13, 25-18, 24-26, 25-23 in the second round of the North Coast Section Division II playoffs on Friday night for the first postseason win in school history.
Kennedy is the No. 5 seed despite winning just one match in the Mission Valley Athletic League, as the section recognized the strength of the league.
"Our league was tough from top to bottom, and we knew we were a much better team than that," Kennedy coach Arbie Estabillo said. "I told our kids they had a chance to come out and make history and they got it done."
The Titans (22-12) served well and made good passes to setter Andrew Cecere as he was able to facilitate a quick offense, and the Hornets (19-8) could never quite catch up. Anthony Davidson and Marcus Waterfield led Kennedy's attack, combining for 33 kills.
Rowland Markheim led Alameda with nine kills and six assists.
Kennedy advances to the semifinals, where it will face No. 1 Campolindo on Wednesday. The Cougars beat No. 8 Clayton Valley Charter 25-13, 25-15, 25-7 in their Friday quarterfinal ti improve to 37-2.