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Tornados, Nitros, Falcons Earn League Wins

First published in the Jan. 21 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.

The Hoover High School varsity girls’ water polo team defeated visiting Pasadena, 15-10, in a Pacific League game on Tuesday.
Leah Gomez registered six goals, two assists and one steal, Ellysee Baker finished with four goals and two assists, and Adriana Harutyunyan recorded four goals, one assist and one steal. Amy Vasquez tallied one goal, two steals and one assist while goalie Katalina Martin collected three assists, two saves and two steals. Karly Rios had two assists, Juliana Aviles produced one assist and one steal, and Lucie Gharibyan had one assist.
The Tornados previously lost a league matchup at Muir High in Pasadena, 8-4. Gomez scored a pair of goals with four steals, Baker recorded one goal and three steals, and Rios tallied one goal and one assist. Martin racked up 11 saves while Gharibyan collected four steals and one assist. Harutyunyan finished with two steals, Malia Bautista posted one steal and Aviles had one assist.
Hoover (5-10 overall, 2-3 in league) will host rival Glendale on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 3:30 p.m. in a crucial matchup that will separate the aforementioned squads from a three-way tie with Muir for fourth place in the league standings.

GLENDALE

Glendale High School freshman Kenzie Durry and the Nitros defeated Burbank in a Pacific League matchup last week.

The Nitros suffered a 17-6 Pacific League loss against visiting Arcadia on Tuesday.
Sophomores Jasper Starr and Leah Gaddes each recorded a pair of goals while sophomores Briana Brati and Inessa Khajehgian each scored once.
Glendale previously defeated Burbank in a league matchup, 7-3. Gaddes and Starr each posted a pair of goals while sophomore Ani Ttuyan, sophomore Mia Gonzalez and Khajehgian each added one goal.
The Nitros (9-13 overall, 2-3 in league) will visit rival Hoover High on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 3:30 p.m.

CRESCENTA VALLEY

The Falcons reentered the win column after defeating visiting Burbank, 10-3, in a Pacific League game on Tuesday.

Crescenta Valley junior Gianna Double finished with a pair of steals to help the Falcons defeat Burbank in a Pacific League game on Tuesday.

Junior Miranda Graham made 13 saves while senior Sydney Lansang and sophomore Michelle Khachatryan each registered four goals. Senior Mayda Hartounian tallied one goal and four steals while senior Izzy Nolte scored once. Sophomore Ani Thomasian collected three steals while junior Gianna Double finished with two steals.
CVHS recently competed in the Oxnard Invitational and finished with a 1-4 record.
The Falcons’ lone victory was a 5-3 decision against Oxnard in their tournament opener. Lansang led the team with two goals and two steals while Graham racked up 17 saves. Thomasian scored one goal with one steal, Hartounian and Double each tallied one goal, and Khachatryan finished with two steals.
Crescenta Valley lost a tournament game to Buena Park, 13-4. Double recorded two goals while Hartounian and Lansang each had one goal. Graham finished with seven saves, Thomasian produced six steals, and junior Emily Wong and Khachatryan each collected a pair of steals.
The Falcons narrowly lost to Rio Mesa High of Oxnard in a tournament game, 5-3, as Nolte, Double and Lansang each scored once. Graham posted 10 saves, Thomasian recorded three steals, Hartounian tallied two steals and Avalon Burzynski had one steal.
CVHS was edged by Newbury Park, 4-3, in a tournament game. Graham racked up 11 saves while Thomasian scored a pair of goals. Nolte had one goal while Lansang and Khachatryan each finished with two steals.
Crescenta Valley also lost to Royal High of Simi Valley in a tournament game, 10-4.
The third-place Falcons will host first-place Arcadia in a league matchup on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 3:30 p.m.

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