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Nitros, Falcons Compete in Local Tournaments

First published in the Aug. 27 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.

The Glendale High School varsity girls’ volleyball team recently swept visiting Firebaugh High of Lynwood, 25-19, 26-24, 25-16, in a nonleague match on Tuesday as sophomore Aleina Manaois racked up 14 kills and three aces. Sophomore Emmi Whiting posted 22 assists and a pair of aces, while junior Ariana Vargas collected eight kills, two aces and five digs.
The Nitros previously competed in the two-day Hollywood Showcase Tournament. The varsity squad made the Gold Bracket playoffs and finished fourth out of 12 teams after falling to Providence High of Burbank, 25-14, 25-17, and Flintridge Prep of La Cañada, 25-16, 25-12, last Saturday.
Glendale had three matchups to open the Hollywood Showcase Tournament last Wednesday, ending with a sweep over Castaic, 25-22, 25-10. Manaois registered seven kills while Whiting posted eight assists.
The Nitros’ first tournament loss came against Mary Star of the Sea High of San Pedro, 25-19, 25-14, 15-10, the eventual tournament champion. Vargas recorded six kills and five aces, Breanna Cuellar had six blocks, Whiting notched 11 assists and Manaois produced four kills.
Glendale opened tournament play with a sweep over Pilibos High of Los Angeles, 25-17, 25-17. Manaois collected seven kills and a pair of aces while Whiting tallied six assists and three aces.
Glendale won its season opener at Westridge School in Pasadena, 25-23, 25-21, 19-25, 27-25, as the Nitros posted 19 aces as a team. Manaois racked up 14 kills and seven aces, Cuellar posted five blocks, Sofia Safarian recorded eight digs and Whiting tallied 14 assists.
Glendale (4-3 overall) will host Holy Family High in a nonleague matchup on Monday, Aug. 29.


Crescenta Valley High School’s Jana Coffeen, who collected 17 aces and 11 kills in four matches, was named to the 32nd annual Poly Invitational all-tournament team.

The Falcons competed in the 32nd annual Poly Invitational last Saturday and finished in second place after losing to tournament host Pasadena Polytechnic, 25-22, 25-21.
CVHS swept its pool play competition, defeating Ramona Covenant High of Alhambra, 25-15, 25-15, San Marino, 25-15, 25-17, and Beverly Hills, 25-11, 25-13. Jana Coffeen, who collected 17 aces and 11 kills in four matches, and Hyacinth Ang, who had 41 assists in tournament play, were each named to the all-tournament team.
Sofia Shin tallied seven aces and 23 digs, Nyra Tatoulian registered 24 kills, Rory Solano posted 17 kills, and Izzy Haytayan recorded 12 kills. Mila Mucic produced seven kills, Aleen Derbarsegian notched 16 assists and Natalie Avakian had 26 digs.
The Falcons (5-1 overall) will visit South Pasadena in a nonleague matchup between two excellent programs on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 5:30 p.m.

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