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LCHS Competes in Poly Tournament

The La Cañada High School varsity boys’ water polo team competed in the Pasadena Polytechnic Tournament last weekend and finished with a 1-3 record.
The Spartans edged South Pasadena 9-8 as junior Tait Landswick scored the deciding goal with 14 seconds remaining in the tournament finale. He finished the contest with two goals while senior teammate Ian Wipfli scored a team-best three goals. Freshman Arshan Soltanzadeh finished with two goals while senior Connor Weightman and freshman Liam Applegate each had one goal.
The Spartans concluded pool play with a loss against Sunny Hills High of Fullerton, 14-5. Wipfli recorded three goals while senior Jacob Goldsworthy and Soltanzadeh each added one goal.
La Cañada ended the first day of tournament action with a 15-8 loss against Crescenta Valley High of La Crescenta last Friday. Freshman Landon Karlich, Wipfli and Landswick each tallied two goals while sophomore Max Hong and Soltanzadeh each recorded one goal.
The Spartans opened tournament action with an 11-7 loss to Flintridge Prep. Junior Alexander Abramian scored four goals while Wipfli finished with three goals.
LCHS previously lost a nonleague game to visiting Glendale 11-9. Wipfli produced four goals, Abramian registered three goals, and Goldsworthy and Soltanzadeh each had one goal.
The Spartans opened the regular season with a convincing 22-1 victory over visiting Pasadena. Landswick racked up five goals while Applegate registered four goals. Abramian and Hong each finished with three goals, Soltanzadeh and Weightman each scored two goals, and freshman Dante Varshavsky, Karlich and Wipfli each tallied one goal.
La Cañada (2-4 overall) will host Burroughs High of Burbank for a nonleague game Thursday at 3:30 p.m. before hosting Flintridge Prep Friday. Next week, the Spartans will welcome Birmingham High of Lake Balboa and Muir High of Pasadena for a pair of home matchups.

The Golden Knights lost at Harvard-Westlake High in Studio City 33-8 in their regular season and Mission League opener last Wednesday. Nick Karamian scored four goals while Cooper Klosterman finished with three goals.
SFHS (0-1 record) will visit Loyola High in Los Angeles for a league game Thursday at 3 p.m. Next week, St. Francis will travel for a pair of nonleague matchups at Crescenta Valley High in La Crescenta and Flintridge Prep.

First published in the August 31 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.


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