With Witt's Help, Glendale Reaches Toring Tournament Semifinals

Kevin Witt scored three goals in each of the first two quarters and Glendale cruised to a 22-6 victory over Long Beach Millikan in the quarterfinals of the Jim Toring water polo tournament Friday at Long Beach Millikan High.

Witt, who had nine goals, helped Glendale turn an early 5-2 lead into a 12-3 halftime advantage. The Dynamiters outscored the Rams, 7-1, in the last eight minutes of the first half.

Witt also had seven steals against Long Beach Millikan (1-1), and has 18 goals and 23 steals in two games for Glendale (2-0).

The Dynamiters also got four goals each from Alex Pogosyan and Joao Cepeda and two goals apiece by David Thomas and Tad Nakatani. Justin Lee had the other goal and goalie Ben Lee made 13 saves.

Glendale will face Irvine in the tournament semifinals at 11:30 a.m. today at Belmont Plaza in Long Beach. Irvine defeated Trabuco Hills, 7-5, in another quarterfinal game Friday.

In other Jim Toring tournament games:

Harvard-Westlake 20, Peninsula 2--Peter Hudnut and Eric Townsend each scored three goals for the Wolverines (5-0) at Harvard-Westlake, which plays La Canada in a semifinal today at 10:30 a.m. at Belmont Plaza. La Canada defeated Crescenta Valley, 15-9.

Burroughs 15, Agoura 7--Jason Falitz had nine goals and Mike Barrera had three in a consolation quarterfinal at Harvard-Westlake.

Newbury Park 17, Calabasas 6--Blake Mallen scored all three of his goals in a nine-goal first quarter for the Panthers (3-3) in a nonleague victory at Calabasas.

Newbury Park also got five goals from Matt Rhodes, including three in the last 3 1/2 minutes of the fourth quarter. Sid Pehrson added three goals. Goalie Yoshi Kuwabara made eight saves.


Calabasas 11, Brentwood 7--The No. 1 doubles team of Brittany Bierman and Andrea Leewong and the No. 2 team of Frayla Schoenfeld and Kathy Habuki each swept three sets to lead Calabasas even though the Coyotes won just four of nine singles sets in the nonleague match at Rancho Park in Los Angeles.

Burroughs 17, Village Christian 1--No. 1 singles player Dragana Ognenovska did not lose a game in sweeping three sets for the Indians (3-1) in a nonleague match at Burroughs.

Buena 18, Nordhoff 0--No. 1 player Yasmine Fisher lost one game in sweeping three sets and No. 2 player Danielle De Smeth won, 6-1, 6-2, 6-1, to lead the Bulldogs (3-1) in a nonleague victory at Buena.

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