The La Cañada High School varsity boys’ volleyball team lost its second match in as many days after dropping its Rio Hondo League opener against visiting South Pasadena, 25-19, 25-20, 25-23, last Tuesday.
Sophomore Quest Swan recorded nine kills and five digs while junior Parker Petroc registered 10 digs and seven kills. Sophomore Jacob Que finished with five kills, five digs, two aces and one block while freshman Riley Vencatachellum tallied three kills, two digs and one block. Senior Wolf Voelker posted 12 digs, two assists, one kill and one ace, senior Ethan Hsu collected 10 assists, three digs, one kill and one block, and junior Jared Yang was credited with 12 assists. Sophomore Jeffrey Hickman produced one kill and one block, freshman Albert Cho had seven digs, four assists and two aces, and senior Zach Evans had one kill.
The Spartans lost a nonleague matchup at Eagle Rock High in Los Angeles, 25-19, 25-20, 25-16, last Monday. Que recorded four kills and four digs, Evans tallied three kills, and Petroc finished with three blocks, two kills, one ace and one dig. Vencatachellum registered one kill and one block while junior Mason O’Brien and Swan each had one kill. Yang collected eight assists and one dig while Hsu had three assists, one dig and one block. Voelker produced one ace and one dig while Cho posted three digs and two aces.
LCHS previously defeated visiting Whittier, 18-25, 25-23, 25-17, 25-22, but lost at Providence High in Burbank, 19-25, 25-20, 25-18, 25-20, in a pair of nonleague matchups.
The Spartans (5-10 overall, 0-1 in league) will host San Marino for a league matchup on Tuesday, March 28, at 5 p.m. before visiting Flintridge Prep on March 30.
The Wolves routed visiting Palos Verdes Chadwick, 25-8, 25-8, 25-9, in a Prep League matchup last Wednesday.
Jake Matsumoto registered 11 assists and three aces while Kyle Yun tallied nine kills, nine aces and one block. Matthew Wang recorded six kills and two aces, Kerry Ji finished with four kills, three aces and three blocks, and Warren Nam produced four kills and four aces. Daniel Choi registered three kills and one ace, Zachary Tsai had three kills, and Preston Chen had one kill and six assists.
Flintridge Prep swept visiting Rio Hondo Prep of Arcadia, 25-20, 25-21, 25-18, in a league match last Tuesday. Chen amassed 48 assists while Matsumoto racked up 28 assists. Daniel Choi registered 12 kills, three blocks and one assist while Ji finished with 10 kills, one block, one ace and one assist. Nam tallied eight kills and two assists, Yun recorded six kills, one block and one assist, and Roderick Liu produced six assists and two aces. Tsai posted one kill and one block, Dylan Choi had two aces and Jacob Lee made one block.
The Wolves recently lost a league match at Polytechnic, 25-17, 25-23, 25-15. Chen amassed 35 assists while Matsumoto racked up 31 assists. Ji recorded 10 kills while Nam tallied nine kills, one block, one ace and one assist. Wang finished with two kills and two blocks, Daniel Choi produced one kill and one assist, and Yun had one kill and one block.
Flintridge Prep recently swept visiting Glendale Adventist in a nonleague match, 25-17, 25-21, 25-20, as Nam registered 14 kills. Ji produced seven kills while Daniel Choi, Yun and Wang each had three kills.
The Wolves swept host Palos Verdes Chadwick, 25-8, 25-14, 25-21, in their league opener. Nam racked up 21 kills while Ji tallied 11 kills. Wang recorded four kills, Dylan Choi finished with three kills and Yun had two kills.
Flintridge Prep (8-5 overall, 3-1 in league) will host La Cañada for a nonleague matchup on Thursday, March 30, at 4:30 p.m. before visiting St. Genevieve High in Panorama City on March 31.
The Golden Knights competed in the 46th annual Dos Pueblos Invitational last weekend and finished as the runner-up with a 6-1 record. Senior captain Gabe Metcalf and sophomore Ryan Bender were each selected to the all-tournament team.
SFHS lost its championship match against San Marcos High of Santa Barbara, 25-21. Senior Travis Brown registered five kills, two digs and one block, junior Titus Rodz tallied three kills and two digs, and Bender finished with two kills and two digs. Senior Blake Welsh produced one kill and one dig while Metcalf recorded nine assists, three digs and two blocks. Senior captain James Clapp posted two blocks while senior Trevor Shackleton had three digs.
The Golden Knights defeated Valencia, 25-13, as Metcalf registered 12 assists, three digs and one kill. Bender tallied six kills and two digs while Brown recorded four kills, three digs and one assist. Rodz finished with two kills, six digs and one assist while Clapp had two kills. Shackleton produced three digs and one assist while senior Nick Ferry had two digs.
St. Francis defeated Oak Park, 25-20, as Metcalf collected 13 assists, four digs and one kill. Brown tallied six kills, two digs, one block and one assist while Rodz recorded four kills, two digs, one block and one assist. Welsh finished with three kills, three blocks, two digs and one assist while Bender produced three kills, one block and one dig. Clapp registered two digs, one kill and one assist, Shackleton posted two digs and one assist, and Ferry had one ace.
The Golden Knights swept Laguna Blanca High of Santa Barbara, 25-15, 25-21, as Metcalf racked up 23 assists, two kills, two digs and one block. Rodz registered eight kills, three digs, one ace and one assist,
SFHS beat Newbury Park, 26-24, 25-14, as Metcalf racked up 25 assists, eight digs, one kill, one ace and one block.
The Golden Knights opened the tournament with a pair of victories over Channel Islands High of Oxnard, 25-9, 25-10, and San Luis Obispo, 25-19, 21-25, 15-6.
SFHS swept visiting Crespi High of Encino, 25-12, 25-12, 25-10, in a Mission League match last Thursday. Metcalf racked up 28 assists, seven digs, one kill and one ace while Bender recorded 10 kills, three aces, two blocks and one dig. Welsh registered seven kills and four blocks while Clapp tallied five kills and one dig. Rodz produced four kills, three digs and one ace while Martinez finished with four kills, three digs, two aces, two assists and one block. Sophomore Matt Polenzani posted one kill and one dig, Shackleton collected nine digs, one ace and one assist, and Brown had three digs and one kill. Senior Drew Miller had two digs while Ferry had one kill.
The Golden Knights swept visiting Chaminade High of West Hills, 25-9, 25-12, 25-15, in their league opener last Tuesday as Metcalf amassed 33 assists, four digs, two kills and two aces. Bender registered 10 kills, four digs and two aces while Rodz tallied nine kills, three digs, one block and one assist. Welsh finished with five kills and two digs, Clapp recorded four kills, three blocks and one assist, and Brown produced four kills and nine digs. Shackleton collected nine digs, one ace and one assist while Polenzani posted four digs and one kill. Miller had one kill, Ferry had one block and senior Adrian Castro had one dig.
St. Francis (17-5 overall, 2-0 in league) will visit Notre Dame High in Sherman Oaks for a league matchup today at 6 p.m. before visiting Crescenta Valley High in La Crescenta for a nonleague contest on March 25.
First published in the March 23 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.