After losing their opening match, the SMCHS boys volleyball team ran off five consecutive victories to claim 1st place in the Bellflower Volleyball Classic at Bellflower High School.
The Mariners defeated Whitney High School 25-21 in the semifinals to advance to the championship contest.
In the final battle for 1st place, the Mariners defeated North Torrance 25-22 to secure the championship and bring home the trophy.
Four Mariners were named to the All-Tournament Team with Grant O. earning the tournament's Most Valuable Player honor. Dominic L., Spencer W. and Josh H. were also selected to the All-Tournament Team.
St. Monica will have its first home game this Tuesday, March 3, verses Hamilton High School. The JV team will start at 4:00 p.m., with the varsity team playing at 5:00 p.m.