The Crescenta Valley High School varsity girls’ volleyball team picked up a thrilling five-game, 23-25, 25-20, 24-26, 25-23, 15-11, nonleague victory at Agoura on Wednesday as junior Caden Pinto racked up 28 assists, 19 digs and six kills.
Junior captain Isabel Haytayan collected 11 kills and six blocks, senior Emma Santa Ana registered 11 kills and junior captain Sofia Shin finished with 29 digs.
The Falcons lost at South Pasadena, 20-25, 18-25, 20-25, in a nonleague matchup on Monday. Sophomore Hayden Shirvanian and Haytayan each tallied 11 kills, Shin produced 26 digs and senior Pilar Garcia recorded four aces.
CVHS previously secured a season-opening, four-game victory over visiting Palisades High of Pacific Palisades, 25-17, 25-21, 16-25, 25-17. Pinto collected 19 assists, six kills and three aces, Shin posted 18 digs and seven aces and freshman Adelyn Lopez had 10 kills.
The Falcons (2-1 overall) will compete in the Pasadena Polytechnic tournament today before visiting Chaminade High in West Hills on Aug. 28.
The Nitros routed visiting Hawthorne, 25-3, 25-5, 25-4, in a nonleague matchup on Wednesday.
Junior Aleina Manaois collected 12 kills and nine aces, junior Emerson Whiting racked up 20 assists and three aces, and freshman Eileen Herrera finished with six aces and two kills.
Glendale competed in the Providence tournament last week and finished with a 3-2 record, winning the third-place bracket playoffs after sweeping both St. Genevieve High of Panorama City, 25-8, 25-12, and Holy Martyrs Armenian High of Encino, 25-11, 25-18. Across the two playoff matches, Manaois racked up 16 kills and four aces while senior Arianna Vargas collected six kills and two aces.
The Nitros went 1-2 in tournament pool play last Wednesday, picking up their lone victory over New Roads High of Santa Monica, 25-8, 25-18. Glendale suffered losses to eventual tournament champion Village Christian High of Sun Valley, 16-25, 23-25, and North High of Torrance, 25-27, 25-20, 8-15. Individual statistics were unavailable for pool play.
Glendale recently swept host Firebaugh High in Lynwood in a nonleague contest, 25-18, 25-12, 25-9. Manaois tallied 11 kills, three blocks and one ace, Whiting finished with 18 assists and three aces, and Vargas registered three blocks, three aces and two kills.
The Nitros previously lost their season opener at Flintridge Prep in La Cañada Flintridge, 21-25, 21-25, 25-21, 22-25. Manaois racked up 12 kills, four aces, four digs and three blocks while Vargas produced nine digs, seven kills and four aces. Whiting tallied 26 assists while junior Mika Valiente had seven blocks.
Glendale (5-3 overall) will open Pacific League action with a pair of home games against Crescenta Valley High on Aug. 29 at 3:45 p.m. and Burroughs High of Burbank on Aug. 31.
The Tornados defeated visiting St. Monica Academy of Montrose, 25-13, 18-25, 26-24, 25-16, in a nonleague matchup on Tuesday after previously losing their season opener at Northridge Academy in five games, 25-17, 24-26, 25-18, 22-25, 7-15. Individual statistics were not reported to the Glendale News-Press.
Hoover (1-1 overall) will open Pacific League action at Burroughs High in Burbank on Aug. 29 at 3:45 p.m. before visiting Arcadia on Sept. 1.
First published in the August 26 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.