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California girls volleyball: Durango Classic takes center stage in Las Vegas

Many of the top teams in California and the United States take part in the two-day event in the town that never sleeps.
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Tournaments for some top teams, league play beginning for others. Our list of top matches begins in Nevada.

Let’s just relocate to Las Vegas for this weekend’s Durango Fall Classic, Friday and Saturday. 

The 64-team, two-day tourney features many California powerhouses, including teams from the SBLive Top 20: 

  • No. 2 Cathedral Catholic-San Diego
  • No. 4 Redondo Union-Redondo Beach
  • No. 5 Marymount-Los Angeles
  • No. 8 Mater Dei-Santa Ana
  • No. 9 Lakewood
  • No. 12 Archbishop Mitty-San Jose
  • No. 15 Torrey Pines-San Diego
  • No. 20 Vista Murrieta

Other top California teams include Branson-Ross and Liberty-Bakersfield. 

History lesson: Marymount, which went on to an undefeated season and No. 1 national rankings, won last season's Durango Classic, defeating Mater Dei in the finals. 

Other California teams to place or take other division championships: 

  • Cathedral Catholic (third)
  • Harvard-Westlake (Bronze Division title)
  • St. Ignatius-San Francisco (Classic Division title)
  • Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy (Contender Division title)

All-tournament team members who are expected to return include:

  • OH Torrey Stafford (Marymount)
  • Libero Malyssa Cawa (Mater Dei)
  • OH Isabel Clark (Mater Dei)
  • MB Liv Hertzog (Mater Dei)
  • OH Kapiolani Coleman (Cathedral Catholic)
  • OH Noemi Glover (Cathedral Catholic)

More top matches in state this and next week


  • Mira Costa at Palos Verdes
  • Monte Vista at Amador Valley


  • Sacred Heart Cathedral at Saint Francis-Mountain View
  • Alemany at Sierra Canyon
  • San Marcos at La Costa Canyon
  • Foothill-Pleasanton at Carondelet-Concord