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The Valhalla Norsemen upset the Coronado Islanders in the quarterfinals of the San Diego CIF Division III boys volleyball playoffs last Friday.

The seventh-seeded Norsemen needed only four games to dispatch the host Islanders, who were seeded second.

In fact, Coronado surged with a 25-12 opening game win, setting the stage for Valhalla’s ensuing sweep, 25-18, 25-20, 25-22.

Senior Woody Kueber had 15 kills to lead the Norsemen, while Matthew Campos added nine kills and junior Tom Parra had eight kills.

The Valhalla Norsemen upset the Coronado Islanders in the quarterfinals of the San Diego CIF Division III boys volleyball playoffs last Friday.

The seventh-seeded Norsemen needed only four games to dispatch the host Islanders, who were seeded second.

In fact, Coronado surged with a 25-12 opening game win, setting the stage for Valhalla’s ensuing sweep, 25-18, 25-20, 25-22.

Senior Woody Kueber had 15 kills to lead the Norsemen, while Matthew Campos added nine kills and junior Tom Parra had eight kills.

Sophomore Kolby Cowles led Valhalla with three blocks.

Valhalla (15-13) travels to face Fallbrook, the No. 3 seed, on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Valhalla opened the postseason last Tuesday with a four-game win over Chula Vista.

Parra, the team leader in kills this season, had 10 kills, while Cowles had 4 blocks. Junior Micah Campos had 28 assists for the Norsemen.

The second-seeded Helix Highlanders got out to a two-game lead in their CIF Division II boys volleyball quarterfinal game against 10th-seeded visitor Canyon Crest Academy last Saturday.

Helix won the first two games, 25-22 and 25-16, but the Ravens stormed back in the Highlanders’ gym for the five-game win, taking the final game, 16-14.

Canyon Crest upset another Grossmont Conference entry – the Granite Hills Eagles – in a four-game victory last Wednesday.

The Eagles finished 19-16.

Santana also dropped an opening-round match last Wednesday against fifth-seeded San Dieguito Academy in three.

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