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Falcons Sweep Hoover; Glendale 2nd in Tournament

First published in the Oct. 1 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.

The Crescenta Valley High School varsity girls’ volleyball team remained perfect in Pacific League play after sweeping Hoover on Tuesday, 25-12, 25-10, 25-8.
Senior Alexa Khosrovian produced seven kills and seven aces, senior Jenna Patel collected six kills and five aces, and senior Mila Mucic tallied nine kills. Sophomore Eva Portnaya posted six kills, while senior Aleen Derbarsegian registered 27 assists and five aces.
The Falcons hosted their Crescenta Valley Tournament last weekend, finishing with a 3-4 record.
CVHS lost its last three tournament matchups on Saturday to Palisades High of Pacific Palisades, 25-21, Thousand Oaks, 25-23, 25-21, and Viewpoint High of Calabasas, 25-22, 25-23. The Falcons opened Saturday’s tournament action by sweeping El Camino Real High of Woodland Hills, 25-16, 25-21.
CV finished the first day of tournament play by losing to Walnut, 25-21, 25-11, but picked up a pair of victories earlier that day over Maranatha High of Pasadena, 25-13, 25-18, and Orange Vista High of Perris, 25-9, 25-7. No individual statistics during the tournament were reported to the Glendale News-Press.
First-place Crescenta Valley (23-9 overall, 6-0 in league) attempted to finish the league schedule undefeated without losing a single set when it hosted second-place Arcadia on Thursday; the league finale match finished after the Glendale News-Press’ deadline and will be included in next week’s issue.


Glendale sophomore Aleina Manaois tallied 62 kills over her last three Pacific League matches.

The Nitros improved to 15-8 overall and 4-2 in Pacific League play on Tuesday after posting its second sweep in as many days, this time against host Muir High in Pasadena, 25-17, 25-20, 25-18.
Sophomore Aleina Manaois collected 16 kills, eight aces and four digs, junior Arianna Vargas tallied eight kills, two aces and five digs, and sophomore Emmi Whiting produced 25 assists, three aces and a pair of blocks.
Glendale swept visiting Pasadena on Monday, 27-25, 25-12, 25-21, as Manaois amassed 23 kills, five aces and 12 digs. Vargas registered seven kills, one ace and eight digs, while Whiting collected 29 assists and seven digs.
The Nitros previously competed in the Atlantic Classic hosted by Maywood CES, finishing second overall with a 5-1 record after losing to Verdugo Hills High of Tujunga, 25-18, in the championship match.
Glendale dominated Bell, 25-10, in the semifinals after defeating Legacy High of South Gate, 25-19, in the quarterfinal matchup. The Nitros swept their pool play competition without losing a set, defeating Triumph Charter, 25-15, 25-7, Mendez High of Los Angeles, 25-10, 25-13, and Torres High of Los Angeles, 25-9, 25-10.
For the first time since 2015, Glendale defeated visiting Arcadia last Thursday in a league match, 25-23, 26-24, 19-25, 25-19, as Manaois led with 23 kills, 13 digs and three aces. Vargas recorded five kills and 12 digs, Whiting collected 31 assists and a pair of aces, and senior Vanya Arakelian finished with seven digs and three aces.
The Nitros will travel to Hawkins High in Los Angeles for a nonleague matchup on Monday, Oct. 3, at 4:30 p.m.


Hoover’s Karina Saavedra and the Tornados lost a Pacific League match against Crescenta Valley earlier this week.

The Tornados lost a Pacific League match on Tuesday at Crescenta Valley, 25-12, 25-10, 25-8. Hoover competed in the Crescenta Valley Tournament last weekend; however, final match results and individual statistics were not reported to the Glendale News-Press.
The Tornados (0-5 in league) will conclude the regular season by hosting Pasadena in a league match on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 3:30 p.m.

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