BOYS’ WATER POLO
La Cañada 34, San Marino 3: The Spartans weren’t lacking any firepower when they traveled to San Marino for a Rio Hondo League game Thursday. They had taken a 20-0 lead by halftime, behind 14 blocks from La Cañada goalkeeper Jeff Lee, who also had two assists.
Offensively, Chase Borisoff had nine assists and six goals for the Spartans, who received a game-high seven goals from Alden Geller (four assists) and five from Symeon Stefan (six steals, three assists). La Cañada (13-6, 4-0 in league) also got 11 steals, five assists and three goals from Peter Loakes.
La Cañada 12, Monrovia 6: Seniors Jung Min and Erin McCoy got the start for the Spartans in their final regular season, Rio Hondo League match of the year Thursday at Monrovia. La Cañada got sweeps from Megan Knapp and Carly Moore and Alison Chang and Claire Huh in doubles.
Sawa Keymeulen and Sharon Kim won two sets each for the Spartans (10-5, 6-2 in league) in singles before being subbed out in the final round.
La Cañada begins individual competition Tuesday in the Rio Hondo League Individual Tournament, which begins Tuesday and wraps up Wednesday at Live Oak Park in Temple City.
Flintridge Prep 9, Mayfield 9 (75-67): The Rebels outlasted the Cubs in a tiebreaker in Thursday’s Prep League match, as Abby Letts (6-1, 6-0, 6-0) and Roya Gheissari (7-5, 6-0, 6-0) both swept in singles.
Maya Dunn won two singles matches, 6-1, 6-1, and Annie Lawry and Natalie Rozman won a key doubles match to force the match to games.
Prep, which defeated Webb, 10-8, in a league match on Tuesday improved to 5-12 and 4-5 in league.
Harvard-Westlake 3, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy 0: The Tologs fell to the archrival Wolverines in straight games for the second time this season in Thursday night’s 25-19, 25-15, 25-19 Mission League road loss.
“I think it was more of the inexperience of playing in a harsh environment and just trying to climb over that ledge right there where you see what’s going on and you understand what’s going on, but then it’s putting all of that into actually playing volleyball,” said first-year Sacred Heart Coach Ernest Banaag, whose team slipped to 10-11 and 4-3 in league. “They’re sort of struggling with the fact that they know what to do, but they just can’t seem to put it all together.”