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Spartans Win; FSHA Competes in CV Tournament

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

The La Cañada High School varsity girls’ volleyball team won a nonleague match Monday evening after defeating host Mayfield Senior in Pasadena in a nonleague contest, 17-25, 25-23, 25-19, 25-13.
Senior Nikki Hughes helped lead the Spartans (18-3 overall) with a team-high 15 kills while junior Haley Clark collected 11 kills, eight digs and one ace. Sophomore Ashby Zubchevich tallied eight kills and nine digs, junior Tatum Purdy produced 31 assists, and junior Chloe Nussbaum registered 14 digs, six assists and three aces. Freshman Vani Tatoulian posted two blocks and two kills, sophomore Katie McGuinness recorded two blocks and one kill, and junior Maya Dingle finished with one ace and one block. Sophomore Danica Eggleston had one ace, while senior Rachael Salit had one block.
The Spartans continued their Rio Hondo League dominance last Thursday by sweeping host San Marino, 25-15, 25-14, 25-20. LCHS moved to 4-0 in league while winning its 14th consecutive league match since the 2019 season.
Hughes led with 13 kills, two blocks and one ace, Clark collected 10 kills and a pair of digs, and Zubchevich produced 10 kills, seven digs and three aces. Eggleston finished with 36 assists and eight digs, Salit tallied four kills and three digs, and Tatoulian registered four kills and two blocks. McGuinness posted one kill and one block, Nussbaum recorded eight digs and one ace, senior Kate Shaw had four digs, and Dingle had two aces and one dig.
La Cañada will continue league play by hosting Blair High of Pasadena on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 3:30 p.m. The Spartans dominated Blair, 25-7, 25-5, 25-5, in their first match earlier this season.


<sub>FSHA senior Nikki Garriola earned all tournament honors by producing 57 kills and 61 digs in eight matches at the Crescenta Valley Tournament last weekend<sub>

The Tologs lost their first Angeles League match after being swept on Monday at Notre Dame High in Sherman Oaks, 25-22, 25-19, 25-13.
FSHA previously competed in the Crescenta Valley Tournament last weekend, finishing third overall with a 5-3 record. Senior Nikki Garriola amassed 57 kills and 61 digs, and junior Mikayla Hsieh racked up 78 assists, 65 digs and 21 kills in eight matches en route to all-tournament team honors.
The Tologs lost their tournament finale on Saturday to powerful South Pasadena, 19-25, 25-19, 16-14. Garriola collected 11 kills and seven digs, junior Luisa Madrigal registered 11 kills and five digs, and sophomore Piper Scherbert tallied three kills and four digs. Junior Veronica Udell posted three kills and three digs, Hsieh recorded 15 assists, 11 digs and one kill, and junior Lindsey Du produced three aces and 11 digs. Sophomore Ally Du finished with 10 assists and three digs, senior Keira Limon had three aces and senior Charlotte Taylor logged six digs.
FSHA (11-12 overall, 2-1 in league) will continue league play by hosting Notre Dame High of Sherman Oaks on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m.

The Wolves lost a Prep League matchup last Wednesday at Rio Hondo Prep in Arcadia, 25-22, 17-25, 25-23, 25-23.
Abbie Callaway collected 14 kills, 17 digs and three aces, while Jessica Powell finished with 18 kills, six digs and three blocks. Natalia Pradhan added seven kills, while Lucy Liu posted a team-high five blocks. Marissa Halley produced 22 digs and an ace, while Candice Huang tallied 16 digs and a pair of aces.
Flintridge Prep also lost a league match last Tuesday at unbeaten Mayfield Senior in Pasadena, 25-18, 25-21, 25-20, as Powell led the team with eight kills and a pair of blocks. Callaway registered seven kills, eight digs and a pair of aces, while Liu and Amelia Bechthold each had six kills. Pradhan posted five kills without committing an error, while Halley produced 10 digs.
The Wolves (9-6 overall, 2-5 in league) will continue league action by visiting Providence High in Burbank on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m. Flintridge Prep swept Providence in a home matchup earlier this season, 25-10, 25-15, 25-18.


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