Having finally one-upped traditional nonleague rival Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy at home last season, the La Cañada High girls' volleyball team set out on Tuesday evening to prove it could achieve the same result in the Tologs' house.
The crowd ended up being fairly evenly split, as the Spartans faithful traveled well, but on the court it was all La Cañada, which swept the Tologs for the second year in a row, 25-16, 25-19, 25-22.
"Last year, we had 11 different people on the team, so this is something for [our players]," La Cañada Coach Brock Turner said. "There's always that rivalry, everyone loves each other on both teams and they get along really well, but this is something for them and it's a building block for us."
La Canada (7-1), which was led by 12 kills apiece from Micaela Anderson and Kendall Walbrecht, was in full control of the first two games, but unlike in last year's meeting, the Tologs stepped up their play in the third game and nearly avoided the sweep.