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Sports Roundup: Crescenta Valley boys’ cross-country wins heat, advances to CIF finals

BOYS’ CROSS-COUNTRY

Crescenta Valley in CIF Southern Section Division I preliminaries: Crescenta Valley soared to a first-place finish in its heat on Friday morning at the Southern Section prelims at the Riverside Cross-Country Course.

Colin FitzGerald led the way for the Falcons in seventh at 15 minutes 6.9 seconds. Following FitzGerald, Crescenta Valley packed well with Zach Johnson (14th, 15:16.4), Artin Allahverdian (15th, 15:16.4) and Manan Vats (16th, 15:16.7) finishing in succession.

GIRLS’ CROSS-COUNTRY

Crescenta Valley in CIF Southern Section Division I preliminaries: With a seventh-place finish in its heat Friday morning in Riverside, the Falcons secured a trip to the CIF Southern Section finals.

Led by an eighth-place finish from Caitlyn Couch (18 minutes 7 seconds), the Falcons tallied 199 points. Nalia Ortiz was next across the line for CV in 17th at 18:16.1. Sophia Atin was 51st in 19:06.4.

MEN’S SOCCER

Glendale Community College 7, Victor Valley College 1: The Vaqueros closed out their season Friday with a Western State Conference South home win.

The Vaqueros (6-9-6, 5-2-3 in conference) finished second. Citrus wrapped up the championship Thursday with a 2-1 win against College of the Canyons.

Glendale received two goals from Loai Ibrahim and one apiece from Andres Perez, Fabricio Bonilla, Eli Shamas, Makan Afzali and Yassine Laraichi.

“I’m really glad we finished up the season strong,” Glendale coach Laura Matsumoto said. “We just let some things slip away during the early part of the season.”

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Glendale Community College 69, Santa Ana College 67 (double overtime): Sylvia Vartazarian, a Glendale High product, finished with 21 points and 19 rebounds Friday to lift the Vaqueros (1-1) in the Riverside Tournament.

Glendale received 18 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals from Cheyenne Jankulovski and 13 points from Angel Castro.

The teams were tied at 53 end the end of regulation and 63 following the first overtime.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Glendale Community College 91, Moorpark College 76: The visiting Vaqueros (2-1) picked up a nonconference win Thursday.

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