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LCHS Falls in Consecutive Games

First published in the Sept. 29 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

The La Cañada High School varsity boys’ water polo team dropped a nonleague game last Tuesday against host Crescenta Valley High of La Crescenta, 12-6.
LCHS goalie Max Ratcliffe had multiple saves and he also scored on a shot from nearly the length of the pool with just a second remaining in the first half. Tait Landswick and Ian Wipfli each tallied a pair of goals, while Michael Kwan scored once.
La Cañada lost a nonleague game last Thursday at Glendale, 9-6. The Spartans fell behind, 4-0, after the first quarter, but didn’t allow a tough Glendale squad to outscore them the rest of the match.
Jacob Goldsworthy registered a pair of goals in the losing effort.
LCHS (2-8 overall) will have Rio Hondo League matchup at Temple City on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 3:30 p.m.


The Wolves narrowly lost a nonleague game last Wednesday to visiting Notre Dame High of Sherman Oaks, 11-10.
Senior goalie John Bennett registered 13 saves in the cage while senior Noah Corral and sophomore Charlie Simonian each scored three goals.
Flintridge Prep edged host Glendale in double overtime, 12-11, in a nonleague game last Tuesday. Bennett had 18 saves, while Corral and Simonian each tallied three goals. Senior Ty Young and sophomore Ridley Tolleson each produced a pair of goals.
The Wolves (11-3 overall) will visit Brentwood School in Los Angeles for a Prep League game on Friday, Sept. 30, at 3:30 p.m.


The Golden Knights picked up their third straight nonleague victory last Wednesday after edging visiting Temple City, 15-14.
The seesaw game had seven lead changes, but senior Jason Alietti’s deciding goal with 48 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter helped secure the win. Alietti finished the contest with a game-high five goals while senior Jozef Gutierrez and sophomore Nick Karamarian each posted three goals. Sophomore Esai Somilleda registered a pair of goals, while senior Nicola Notaro and junior Kalani Quiroz each scored once.
SFHS dominated host South Pasadena, 15-7, last Tuesday, as Alietti tallied a game-high seven goals. Jozef Gutierrez recorded four goals, senior Noel Gutierrez produced a pair of goals, and Quiroz and Karamarian each had one goal.
St. Francis (9-8 overall, 0-2 in league) will be idle until it competes in the two-day Claremont Tournament on Friday, Oct. 6, and Saturday, Oct. 7.


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