GVB: Cate sweeps Duarte to reach 4A semis

For the second straight year, Cate defeated Duarte in the CIF Division 4A girls volleyball playoffs.

Playing one of its best matches of the year, the top-seeded Rams swept the Falcons, 25-17, 25-22, 25-20, in a quarterfinal match at Cate’s gym. Cate topped Duarte in last year’s 4A championship match.

Cate (23-8) will play at Summit in Fontana in Tuesday’s semifinals. Summit, which lost to Cate in last year’s semifinals, outlasted Mammoth in five sets on Saturday.