Volleyball league play gets underway

League play for large-school girls’ volleyball gets underway today.

Analy, defending Sonoma County League champion, hosts El Molino. Other league contests have Windsor at Petaluma – the Trojans won a North Coast Section title last season before losing in the CIF NorCal quarterfinals – and Sonoma Valley at Healdsburg.

Maria Carrillo opens its defense of the North Bay League crown with a match at Ukiah. Piner hosts Ursuline, Montgomery is at Santa Rosa and Elsie Allen goes to Rancho Cotate.

The region’s schools were well represented in last year’s NCS playoffs.

In addition to Petaluma’s deep run, Analy, Maria Carrillo, and Windsor earned high seeds with Rancho Cotate, Sonoma Valley, El Molino, Ukiah, Healdsburg and Ursuline also reaching the postseason.