Field hockey earns first-round bye, volleyball plays Carlmont on
The Gilroy High field hockey team received its highest seed into the Central Coast Section playoffs, garnering the No. 2-seed and a first-round bye.
The Mustangs (11-2-1 in league) will await the winner of No. 10 Presentation (4-7-3) and No. 7 Cupertino (12-3-1) in the quarterfinals, which begin Saturday at Del Mar in San Jose. Time has yet to be determined.
Gilroy defeated Presentation in two Mount Hamilton Division matchups earlier this season and upended Cupertino 2-0 in a tournament.
“I remember Cupertino being fast,” GHS head coach Adam Gemar said, adding that he thought his team was in the more difficult side of the bracket.
If the Mustangs get past the quarterfinals they, in all likelihood, would face either No. 6 St. Francis or No. 3 Mitty in the semifinals.
GHS girls volleyball
Head coach Josh Corioso predicted it would be a narrow entry for his Gilroy High varsity girls volleyball team, if at all, into the Central Coast Section playoffs. He was right.
The Mustangs (15-12) were seeded 12th in the Division I bracket and open the postseason Wednesday against No. 5 Carlmont (19-13) in Belmont at 7 p.m.
“I watched them once,” Corioso said of the Mustangs’ opponent. “They’re not too big but they are fast and strong. They are the highest seed after the four who get byes, so they are obviously doing something right.”