It was a prelude to the start of the new season, but the Queens Court Tournament in Anaheim the final weekend in August gave Lance Stewart a glimpse of what he can expect from his 2010 Breakers.
Laguna played eight matches in two days and finished second in the Division 1 bracket of the massive girls' volleyball tournament. The Breakers beat some stalwart teams and reached the final, only to fall in three tight games to Edison.
"We did really well at the Queens tournament," said Stewart, who is beginning his 10th overall season as head coach of the program. "We beat Corona del Mar handily, beat Redlands East Valley, which has won the 2-AA title the past two years and now is preseason No. 1 this year in our division, and played Edison (No. 4 Division 1-AA) to the wire.
"It was an awesome tournament and there was some great competition. I thought the girls handled themselves very well in the tournament."