On Saturday night, the Venice School’s women’s volleyball team made history by becoming the first in the school’s history to win a volleyball championship in the city’s top division. The Gondoliers defeated the six-time champion Granada Hills 3-1 to win the Open Division title under Raúl Aviles.
“It’s incredible,” Aviles said. “We are fortunate enough to have a group of talented people. We knew we could play 3-0 in the open division. At this point, we were ready. It was an amazing experience. “
Reyna Martinez had 12 kills and Danielle Kensinger had 11 kills. Biko Holly made a key serve when Venice had to pull together in the first set.
Venice learned Sunday it would open the state’s regional playoffs with a home match on Tuesday against San Diego del Norte. Venice is seeded at number 2 in Division II.
Silmar won the Division I Championship 25-23, 25-16, 25-15 over San Pedro.
In Division II, Eagle Rock defeated SOCES 14-25, 25-13, 25-23, 25-22.
In Division III, North Hollywood defeated Foshai 25-18, 25-11, 25-13.