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Burbank captures tournament crown


Burbank in El Rancho Tournament: The Bulldogs played well and captured their first championship in the tourney Saturday.

Burbank was paced by Sam Akopian, who was named the tournament’s most valuable player.

Akpoian tallied six goals in the final match, as the Bulldogs defeated Cypress, 18-12. Zach Card added four goals.


In the semifinal match against host El Rancho, Akopian scored five goals and Sean Savoy added four in a 16-11 victory.

The Bulldogs opened the event by beating El Rancho,16-1. Daniel Garcia had four goals and Shane Pentowski and Dion Costa had three each. Goalkeeper Derek Baer had five blocks.

Burbank (4-0) also had little trouble earning a 27-1 win against Alhambra. Card led the way with six goals and Akopian contributed five.



Bellarmine-Jefferson d. Milken Community, 25-22, 25-16, 25-13: Jocelyn Cervantes tallied 11 kills, three aces and eight digs to lift the Guards to a nonleague win Thursday on the road.

Taryn Nelson added eight kills and five aces, Jasmine Smith had eight blocks and Amanda Malloof added 22 assists for Bell-Jeff (1-1).

Mary Star d. Bellarmine-Jefferson, 23-25, 25-19, 20-25, 25-22, 15-13: The Guards opened the season Sept. 6 with a nonleague loss at home.

Taryn Nelson had 11 kills and Jocelyn Cervantes added nine for Bell-Jeff.

Burbank d. Golden Valley: 24-26, 25-23, 16-25, 25-22, 15-12: The Bulldogs were able to fight their way back after being down to win the nonleague match Thursday on the road.

Tyler Brooks had 28 assists, Stephanie Eskander and Reily Brennan had 13 kills each, Jamie Gonzalez had nine kills and four blocks and Stefanie Lin had 23 digs for Burbank (1-1).

Canyon d. Burbank, 20-25, 25-19, 25-19, 21-25, 15-10: It was a tough season-opener for the Bulldogs Sept. 6, as they fell in a nonleague match on the road.

Tyler Brooks had 25 assists, Stephanie Lin had 15 digs, Reily Brennan had 10 kills, Juliana Marks had nine kills and Stephanie Eskander had seven kills for Burbank.



Golden Valley 217, Alemany 229, Burbank 278: The Bulldogs placed third in the nonleague tri-meet at El Cariso Golf Course.

Pauline Saisirikul paced Burbank with a 49. She was followed by Erica Snow (52), Kristen Booth (57), Julia Gutierrez (58), Alaysha Riley (62) and Susie Miller (67).

Golden Valley 234, Burbank 241: The Bulldogs lost a close nonleague match against the Grizzlies in a contest at Vista Valencia Golf Course.

Tess Apinchapong (43), Hailey Pirruccello (39), Melanie Cho (47), Alaysha Riley (55) and Sam Kim (57) finished the round for Burbank.

Burbank 243, LaSalle 266: Tess Apinchapong and Irene Maemura both fired 41s to pace the Bulldogs to a nonleague victory at Eaton Canyon Golf Course.

Hailey Pirruccello had a 45, Alaysha Riley had a 54, Pauline Saisirikul had a 62 and Erica Snow had a 73 for Burbank.

South Pasadena 231, Burbank 249: Tess Apinchapong and Hailey Pirruccello both fired 43s in the Bulldogs’ nonleague loss at De Bell Golf Club.


Irene Maemura had a 45, Melanie Cho had a 52 and Sam Kim had a 66 for Burbank


Burbank Vikings: The Burbank Vikings Youth Tackle Football Senior Gold team led the way with a 62-6 win against Oxnard to kick off the season Saturday.

Also getting wins in the first week was the Senior Black against Thousand Oaks White, 38-18, the Midget Black against Thousand Oaks White, 32-18, the Midget Green against Simi Black, 12-6, Bantam Green against North Oxnard Black, 54-28, and the Pee-Wee White against Canyon, 52-20.

In losing efforts, the Junior Green fell to North Oxnard Black, 42-20, Junior White was defeated by Agoura Blue, 18-0, and Bantam Black lost to Ventura White, 19-12.

Pee-Wee Black earned a 6-6 tie with Calabasas.