MIRA COSTA PLACES SECOND at Nike Tournament of Champions!
Mira Costa Varsity placed second in the top Platinum Division at the prestigious Nike Tournament of Champions, which took place September 30-October 1 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Mira Costa went 3-0 in pool play on the first day, beating Arcadia (AZ), Ontario Christian (CA) and Faith Lutheran (NV), all in two sets. At its crossover match on Saturday, Mira Costa also beat Queens Creek (AZ) in two sets (25-20) (26-24). The remainder of the day kept Mira Costa on its toes as it battled for a win in three sets against Millennium (AZ) in quarterfinals (27-25) (17-25) (15-12). The semi-final match pitted Mira Costa against Southern California’s Mater Dei to whom the Mustangs lost in pre-season play with a reduced team. This time, however, the Mustangs narrowly toppled the Monarchs in three sets during the semi-finals (25-22) (18-25) (15-8). Mira Costa then advanced to the Championship where it played Cornerstone Christian (TX) who is currently ranked #2 in USA Today Sports/AVCA Super 25. Cornerstone beat Mira Costa in the first set (25-23). Mira Costa showed tremendous grit as it clawed its way to a win in the second set (28-26) but fell to Cornerstone Christian in the third set (8-15).
Overall, Mira Costa continued to prove itself as a national powerhouse and enjoyed a tremendous experience at the tournament!