First published in the Feb. 11 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.
The Crescenta Valley High School varsity girls’ water polo team lost at La Cañada, 14-2, in its CIF-Southern Section Division III playoff opener on Tuesday.
Senior Izzy Nolte finished with one goal, one assist and one steal while senior Mayda Hartounian recorded one goal and one steal. Junior Miranda Graham tallied 13 saves and two steals, sophomore Ani Thomasian registered two steals, junior Gianna Double produced one assist and sophomore Michelle Khachatryan had one steal.
The Falcons previously defeated Glendale, 7-4, in a Pacific League finals matchup to secure third place in the standings. Graham racked up 14 saves, three steals and one assist, Thomasian scored a pair of two goals with two steals and one assist, and Nolte registered two goals. Hartounian tallied one goal, one steal and one assist, Double finished with one goal and one assist, and Khachatryan recorded one goal and one assist. Senior Ann Donohoe produced a pair of assists while senior Sydney Lansang had two steals.
CVHS finished the campaign with a 6-3 league record (10-18 overall) and will look to return to the postseason next year.
The Tornados edged Muir High of Pasadena, 4-3, in their Pacific League Finals game last Thursday as Katalina Martin registered 10 blocks.
Karly Rios tallied two goals and one steal, Ellysee Baker finished with one goal and one assist, and Lucie Gharibyan scored one goal. Adriana Harutyunyan recorded two assists and four steals, Leah Gomez collected one assist and two steals, Juliana Aviles produced a pair of steals, and Gunnar Sumner had one steal.
Hoover concluded the season fifth in the league standings with a 5-4 record (9-7 overall).
The Nitros lost their Pacific League Finals game against Crescenta Valley, 7-4, but still managed to secure a postseason berth. Sophomore Brina Brati scored a pair of goals while sophomores Jasper Starr and Inessa Khajehgian each had one goal.
Glendale lost its CIF-Southern Section Division V opener against Flintridge Prep on Tuesday and finished the campaign fourth in the league standings with a 3-6 record (11-18 overall).