La Cañada at John Glenn Tournament: The Spartans finished with two third-place medals and a gold at Saturday’s concluding day of the John Glenn Tournament in Norwalk.
Senior Alex Bache won the Spartans’ lone title at 195 pounds, taking advantage of two byes before going 3-0 in the tournament, including pinning Arroyo High’s Robert Dullavin in the championship finale.
“We had a really slow day that first day, which didn’t help us in the team standings,” Spartans first-year Coach Justin Luthey said. “But our upperweights really came through for us today.”
Other than Bache, the Spartans had two top-three placers in 182-pound captain Peter Garfield (4-1) and 220-pounder Christian Tichon (3-1), while 145-pound Ryan Breneman took sixth and heavyweight Stephen Naldzhyan was eighth.
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La Cañada, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in Western Tournament: The Spartans capped their run through the two-day tournament, which ended Saturday, with a 2-3 run.
After a 6-3 defeat to Fountain Valley to open up action Friday, the Spartans (6-5) rallied with a 7-1 victory over La Palma Kennedy and a 6-2 triumph versus Aliso Niguel.
Those two victories were followed up by losses Saturday, first a 16-5 defeat to Steele Canyon followed by a 6-5 tournament-concluding setback to El Segundo.
Some of the highlights included La Cañada’s Miranda Mora scoring all of her team’s goals in the Aliso Niguel victory, while Charlotte Leis started in goal for the Spartans and finished with 25 saves.
As for the Tologs (8-7), they also finished 2-3 in the tournament and took 11th out of 30 teams, which was a significant improvement from the team’s 25th-place showing last season.
Flintridge Sacred Heart opened with a 4-3 overtime victory over Santa Monica on Friday that was followed by a 8-7 loss at Garden Grove, one of the tournament hosts.
The Tologs did end the day with an impressive 8-0 victory over Torrance in which goalie Elizabeth Hinckley (averaged 14 saves and three steals per game with 15 total assists) finished with eight saves out of nine total shots taken.
On Saturday, the Tologs fell to both Temple City, 5-3, and then 7-3 to Murrieta Valley.
Mary Farley scored four goals for the Tologs, while Madeline Dulcich and Devin Aubert played strong defense for Flintridge Sacred Heart.
Los Osos 46, La Cañada 42: For the first time this year, the Spartans dropped three consecutive contests after falling at Saturday afternoon’s San Fernando Valley Hoops Showcase at El Camino Real School in Woodland Hills.
The loss now leaves the Spartans with an 8-5 mark.
Viewpoint 60, Flintridge Prep 31: Without two starters, the Rebels struggled to stay competitive in Saturday afternoon’s San Fernando Valley Hoops Showcase at El Camino Real School in Woodland Hills.
The Rebels scored only seven points at the half in falling to 3-8 as the team was missing starters Robert Cartwright and Dante Fregoso.