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Falcons, Nitros Compete in CV Tournament

First published in the April 23 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

The Crescenta Valley High School varsity boys’ volleyball team was swept by Burroughs High of Burbank, 18-25, 23-25, 12-25, in a Pacific League match on Wednesday.
The Falcons previously hosted their Crescenta Valley Tournament, playing six matches in a two-day span. CVHS defeated Canyon High of Canyon Country, 25-21, 25-21, and Venice High of Los Angeles, 25-19, 25-16, but lost to Upland, 22-25, 14-25, on the final day of tournament play last Saturday.
Crescenta Valley opened their tournament with a pair of victories over Chaminade High of West Hills, 25-15, 25-17, and Malibu, 25-14, 25-17, but lost their final matchup of the day to Canyon High, 20-25, 25-15, 11-15, last Friday.
The Falcons (24-9 overall record, 6-3 in league) also collected a sweep over visiting Burbank, 25-13, 25-12, 26-24, in a league game last Thursday. No individual statistics were reported to the Glendale News-Press.
The Falcons seemingly secured a postseason berth after a strong season and will learn their fate when the CIF-SS brackets are released on Monday, April 25, at 9 a.m.


Glendale High School sophomore Nathan Francisco and the Nitros entered their regular-season finale with a 3-6 league record.

The Nitros defeated Burbank via forfeit on Wednesday after posting a sweep over visiting Bosco Tech High of Rosemead, 25-19, 25-19, 25-14, on Monday. Asa Yoshioka amassed 13 kills and 15 assists, Ergueen Herrera tallied 12 kills and 12 assists, and Jorge Leyva and Arthur Abovian each had three aces.
The Nitros previously competed in the Crescenta Valley Tournament at CVHS and finished third in the Silver Division over the two-day competition.
Glendale picked up a pair of wins on the final day of tournament play, defeating Crespi High of Encino, 25-21, 25-21, and Malibu, 25-10, 25-7, but lost to Carson, 25-19, 25-21, last Saturday.
On the first day of the tournament, the Nitros opened with a sweep over Venice High of Los Angeles, 25-17, 25-21, before losing to Crespi, 25-23, 26-24, and La Cañada, 25-13, 25-19, last Friday. No individual tournament statistics were available for the Glendale News-Press.
The visiting Nitros (14-15 overall, 3-6 in league) dropped a league game at Arcadia, 25-18, 25-23, 25-19, last Thursday. Yoshioka produced seven kills and five assists, Herrera finished with six kills and seven assists, and Jimmy Osorio and Jorge Leyva each recorded a pair of aces.
Fourth-place Glendale hosted Pasadena in its regular-season finale on Friday, April 22; the result was unavailable by the Glendale News-Press’ deadline.

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