The College Prep High boys volleyball team picked up a tough road win at Head-Royce on Tuesday to grow its lead atop the Bay Counties League-East standings.
The Cougars lost the first game but rallied for a 23-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-21 victory over the Jayhawks to increase their lead to one game over idle Bentley, which is 4-1 in league play.
"We had a game plan pretty well-entrenched, and early on we got away from the gameplan," College Prep coach Roger Worsley said.
"After the first set we got back to the gameplan and from that play on we started playing better."
Thanks to a big match from Matt Park, who had 17 kills and didn't have fewer than three kills in any game, College Prep (6-2, 6-1 BCL-E) was able to hold off a Jayhawks team that showed some resilience despite being in a 20-11 hole in the first game and 22-16 in the second.
Head-Royce (5-5, 2-4) was able to rally thanks to Scott Miller and his 16 kills and Jonathan Wilson, who had 40 assists.
College Prep lost to Bentley on March 26. The two teams play again April 23.
Clayton Valley Charter 11, James Logan 1: Austin Cannedy allowed just one hit in seven innings to lead the Eagles (7-2) past the Colts (5-5) in the second round of the Crown Classic at Valley Christian High in San Jose.
Clayton Valley scored nine runs in the seventh inning, which included a three-run home run by Jesse Medrano.
Medrano went 3 for 4 with four RBIs and two runs scored. Tanner Wraa also had two RBIs for the Eagles, who have won five straight.
Deer Valley 2, California-Whittier 0: Marcus Wise's RBI double in the seventh inning was all the offense pitcher Tyler Vistalli would need as the Wolverines (8-2) got past the Condors (8-3) in the pool play opener of the Righetti Spring Classic in Santa Maria.
Vistalli pitched a complete game and struck out 11 with just one walk, improving his record to 5-0 this season. Brenden Doig also doubled for Deer Valley.
College Park 5, Serra-San Mateo 2: Joe DeMers pitched a complete game with five strikeouts and no walks to lead the Falcons (6-2-1) past the host Padres (13-3) in a nonleague game. College Park finished with 11 hits, including four doubles, as it won its fifth straight.