Sports Roundup: Lopez-led Glendale college cross-country takes second in Fresno

MEN’S CROSS-COUNTRY

Glendale Community College at Fresno City Invitational: The Vaqueros looked sharp again in taking second place Saturday afternoon behind a winning effort from Raymond Lopez.

Glendale finished with 63 points, which trailed Southern California rival Mt. San Antonio College (26).

Lopez, though, won by more 10 seconds in rolling to victory in 20 minutes, 27.5 seconds.

Paulo Vazquez was close behind, taking sixth in 20:59.3, while Phillip Thomas earned 11th (21:12.1), Carlos Rivera took 19th (21:37.8) and Akol Malong closed out the scoring in 35th (21:56.9).

WOMEN’S CROSS-COUNTRY

Glendale Community College at Fresno City Invitational: The Vaqueros suffered one of their lowest finishes in years in placing fifth on Saturday afternoon.

Glendale tallied 100 points, but wasn’t too far off the pace of winner Hartnell (69).

The good news is that sophomore Angelica Salas turned in another strong effort, placing second in 18:28.4

Jennifer Cazares was Glendale’s next finisher, taking seventh (19:23.4), while Fiona Faulkner (24th, 20:26.9), Genesis Siam-Alvarez (32nd, 20:50.4) and Nona Boyajyan (39th, 21:04.9) finished the scoring.

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

Glendale Community College 3, L.A. Harbor College 1: Glendale posted a 25-16, 25-18, 19-25, 25-16 victory at home on Friday, claiming its second consecutive victory and improving to 2-3.

It’s already a huge improvement from last season’s Vaqueros, who posted a 3-22 record and lost their first nine matches of the campaign.

MEN’S SOCCER

Glendale Community College 1, L.A. Harbor College 1: Alexis Guzman turned in nine saves to preserve a nonconference tie on the road Friday.

Luis Cervantes tallied an unassisted goal in the first half for Glendale (1-2-1), to take a 1-0 lead, but the Vaqueros allowed the equalizer in the second half.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Cerro Coso College 2, Glendale Community College 1: The Vaqueros turned in their closest match of the season, but fell to 0-4 on Friday with a nonconference defeat at home.

Ana Hernandez scored on a free kick in the first half for GCC, which has lost nine straight matches dating back to last season and is winless over its previous 13.

BOYS’ CROSS-COUNTRY

Crescenta Valley, Flintridge Prep, Glendale at Cool Breeze Invitational: Crescenta Valley senior Colin FitzGerald and his Falcons put on a show Friday afternoon at the Rose Bowl course.

FitzGerald breezed to a victory in a time of 14 minutes, 52.8 seconds in the seeded race, which was just a little under 10 seconds ahead of runner-up Elias Opsahl (15:02.4) of Redlands East Valley.

As a team, the Falcons took first with 75 points, which was well ahead of El Toro (131 points).

Senior Spencer Geck (12th, 15:29) followed behind FitzGerald for the Falcons, while Zach Johnson finished 15th (15:30.8), Manan Vats placed 16th (15:32.5) and Artin Allahverdian rounded out the scoring in 31st (15:45.4).

Flintridge Prep also competed in the seeded race and placed 18th with 450 points.

Rebels senior Evan Pattinelli turned in another strong effort by earning third place in 15:06.7.

Glendale junior Arvin Sales paced his school’s effort in the non-seeded varsity race as he finished 42nd in 16:35.6.

Hoover, St. Monica Academy at Rosemead Invitational: The Tornadoes and Crusaders ran individuals at Friday’s competition.

St. Monica Academy’s Mark Goldbranson placed 21st in the junior race in 17:39.4.

Hoover’s Omar Abdelrahim placed 24th in the junior race in 17:50.8, while Nathan Clarizio placed 48th in the freshman race in 19:54.8 for the Tornadoes.

GIRLS’ CROSS-COUNTRY

Flintridge Sacred Heart, Hoover at Rosemead Invitational: The Tologs turned in a few strong efforts on Friday afternoon in a competition in which Hoover also took part.

Alexandra Christodoulou took ninth in the freshman race in 21:33.3 for Tologs, who finished second to South El Monte, 98-102. Claire Pratt earned 15th (22:20.2), while Joshlyn Aguirre took 17th (22:21.6).

The Tologs finished third in the sophomore race with 122 points as Lauren Nettles earned ninth (20:14.9), Alexandra Erhart took 25th (21:44.1) and Grace Italia merited 42nd (22:41.7).

The Tologs finished fifth in the junior race with 134 points thanks to four top-50 efforts from Megan Koehler (22nd, 21:00.6), Eria Wei (40th, 21:39.6), Kiley Wilson (42nd, 21:43.6) and Marin Telleria (43rd, 21:43.7).

Lastly, Flintridge Sacred Heart earned seventh in the senior competition with 142 points as Bobbie Bryne (16th, 20:53.3) and Lauren Yeh (40th, 22:50) powered the squad.

Lia Yaghisaedi was Hoover’s leading sophomore and earned 27th (21:47).

Flintridge Prep, Crescenta Valley, Glendale at Cool Breeze Invitational: A trio of local squads took part at the Rose Bowl course on Friday afternoon.

In a race loaded will upper-divisional opponents, the Rebels finished 13th with 339 points in the seeded varsity run and outlasted 15th-place Crescenta Valley, which finished with 404 points.

Rebels senior Sophie Gitlin led the charge, earning 10th place in a time of 17 minutes, 54.6 seconds, while junior Sasha Codiga was 34th in 18:33.7

Falcons senior Naila Ortiz led her squad by placing 28th in 18:23.3. Bellarmine-Jefferson transfer Caitlyn Couch, who was cleared to compete Friday morning, took 59th (19:00.4) for the Falcons.

Glendale junior Vanneza Venzor was her team’s leading runner, taking 26th (19:51.6) in the non-seeded varsity race.

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

La Salle 3, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy 1: The Tologs dropped to 2-2 this season after a nonleague home loss, 25-19, 8-25, 25-23, 25-14 on Friday evening.

Megan Lund tallied 13 kills and 11 digs for FSHA, while Maddie Pernecky tallied 23 digs and Cate Doud added 34 assists and 10 digs.

Pasadena 3, Crescenta Valley 2: The Falcons lost in stunning fashion on the road Thursday in their Pacific League opener, 22-25, 22-25, 25-12, 25-19, 15-13.

Crescenta Valley dropped to 1-3.

GIRLS’ GOLF

Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 197, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy 241: The Tologs dropped a Mission League match Thursday at Woodley Lakes Golf Course. Skye Henry carded a seven-over-44 for Flintridge Sacred Heart.

GIRLS’ TENNIS

Notre Dame Academy 10, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy 8: Flintridge Sacred Heart (0-2) dropped a nonleague home match Thursday at Scholl Canyon Tennis Center.

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