The Crescenta Valley High School varsity boys’ water polo team collected a convincing 13-2 nonleague victory at La Cañada on Sept. 19.
Mark Abdou notched 15 saves, while Alex Movsesyan scored a game-high four goals. Daron Alexanians and Sebastian Rivera each tallied three goals, and Aaron Choi and Edgar Galstyan each scored once.
The Falcons finished as the Chino Hills Tournament runner-up after narrowly losing to Etiwanda 9-8 in the championship game on Sept. 16.
Despite the loss, Abdou racked up 14 saves while managing to keep the game within reach each quarter. Levon Babayan and Daron Alexanians and each scored two goals, while Brayden Shabani, Choi and Rivera each added one goal.
CVHS defeated Burroughs High of Burbank to open the second day of tournament play on Sept. 16.
Abdou produced 11 saves while Movsesyan and Rivera each finished with three goals. Choi scored twice, while Devin Janparian, Babayan and Galstyan each had one goal.
The Falcons ended the first day of tournament play with a 19-8 victory over Vista Murrieta on Sept. 15 as Movsesyan, Shabani, Galstyan and Janparian each scored three goals.
Abdou recorded seven saves, Choi, Daron Alexanians and Rivera each tallied two goals, and Babayan and Dion Alexanians each added one goal.
Crescenta Valley opened the tournament with a 16-6 victory over Alta Loma on Sept. 15.
Abdou registered four saves, while Choi and Rivera each produced three goals. Daron Alexanians, Shabani and Movsesyan each scored two goals, while Owen Schroeder and Babayan each had one goal.
CVHS (8-3 overall) will open Pacific League action at Muir High in Pasadena on Sept. 26 at 3:45 p.m. before visiting Hoover High in Glendale on Sept. 28.
The Nitros secured a 17-10 nonleague victory over visiting Flintridge Prep of La Cañada Flintridge on Sept. 19.
Artin Ghazaryan racked up six goals, Robert Lazaryan tallied five goals and David Zakaryan made four saves. August Kalaba contributed two goals, Arno Ghazaryan, Nshan Demirtshyan, Edgar Abnussi and Andrew Klujian each scored once, and Vardges Hakobyan had one assist.
Glendale snapped a two-game losing streak with a 14-9 nonleague victory against visiting Peninsula High of the Rolling Hills Estates on Sept. 18.
Zakaryan recorded five saves, while Artin Ghazaryan collected five goals and one assist. Lazaryan finished with three goals, while Arno Ghazaryan and Klujian each registered two goals. Hakobyan was credited with one goal and one assist, while Kalaba had one goal.
The Nitros competed in the Chino Hills Tournament between Sept. 15 and 16 and finished with a 1-3 record after losing to Walnut 15-11 in their final game.
Arno Ghazaryan tallied four goals, Klujian and Kalaba each scored three goals, and Aidan Fieda added one goal.
The Nitros lost to Hoover High in a tournament game on Sept. 16. Kalaba registered two goals while Zhan Davtyan, Arno Ghazaryan and Hakobyan each notched one goal.
Glendale posted a 12-8 victory over Tesoro High of Rancho Santa Margarita on Sept. 15 as Zakaryan produced six saves and one goal.
Artin Ghazaryan and Klujian each scored three goals, while Hakobyan tallied two goals. Lazaryan finished with one goal and one assist while Arno Ghazaryan and Kalaba each had one goal.
The Nitros lost to Buena Park 18-14 in their tournament opener on Sept. 15 as Lazaryan scored five goals and one steal.
Artin Ghazaryan recorded two goals and one assist, while Arno Ghazaryan, Klujian and Kalaba each contributed two goals. Fieda had one goal, while Zakaryan produced five saves.
Glendale (7-9 overall) will host San Dimas in a nonleague game on Sept. 25 at 3:45 p.m. before visiting Pasadena for its Pacific League opener on Sept. 26 at 3:45 p.m.
The Tornados competed in the Chino Hills Tournament between Sept. 15 and 16 and finished with a 3-1 overall record.
Hoover secured a 9-5 victory over Glendale in a tournament game on Sept. 16.
Senior Grickore Danelyan finished with six saves, while junior Davit Harutyunyan tallied three goals. Freshman Armen Tarakhchyan recorded two goals, while senior Rocco Boyadjian, junior Haik Aghadjanian, junior Rafael Davtyan and sophomore David Tarkhchyan each had one goal.
The Tornados dominated Vista Murrieta High 21-10 in a tournament game on Sept. 16 as senior Tigran Mkrtumyan and Tarakhchyan each scored four goals.
David Tarkhchyan and Davtyan each chipped in three goals, while freshman Harutyun Khachatryan and Harutyunyan each contributed two goals. Sophomore Arthur Tarkhchyan, Rocco Boyadjian, Aghadjanian and Danelyan each added one goal.
Hoover crushed Claremont 17-4 in a tournament game on Sept. 15.
Rocco Boyadjian and Davtyan each produced four goals, while Aghadjanian registered three goals. Harutyunyan scored two goals, while sophomore Nicholas Boyadjian, David Tarkhchyan, Arthur Tarkhchyan and Khachatryan each had one goal.
The Tornados’ lone tournament blemish was a 7-4 loss against Etiwanda on Sept. 15 as David Tarkhchyan, Rocco Boyadjian, Harutyunyan and Aghadjanian each scored once.
Hoover (8-4 overall) will open Pacific League action by hosting Burbank on Sept. 26 at 3:45 p.m. before hosting Crescenta Valley High on Sept. 28.
First published in the September 23 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.