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Spartans shut out in CV tournament

April 29, 2012

BOYS' VOLLEYBALL

La Cañada in the Crescenta Valley Tournament: The Spartans (4-21) finished 0-6 in the two-day tournament and concluded Saturday's competition by losing to Rio Hondo League rival San Marino, 25-21, 25-14, in the Silver Division seventh-place game.

Senior middle blocker Joseph Multari led the Spartans with seven kills versus the Titans, as La Cañada rallied from a 10-4 hole the second game to close within 21-19.

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Yet, San Marino scored the next two points in winning the game and the match.

La Cañada's best effort may have come a match earlier against Los Angeles Marshall, where the Spartans fell, 25-15, 23-25, 15-11. In that contest, junior setter Orion Burl led the team with five kills and five assists, while Peter Gilmour contributed five blocks.

Jack Anderson finished with two kills in the Spartans' first match Saturday in a loss to Paraclete, 25-10, 25-15.

"This is a learning tournament for us and a building block for next season, when I get nine players back," La Cañada third-year Coach David Woo said. "We've had a tough year and there will be some changes, some of which I will make because of what I see now."

La Cañada began with the tournament with losses to Van Nuys (25-21, 25-17), Oaks Christian (25-10, 25-20) and Righetti (25-16, 25-13) on Friday.

Previously, the Spartans fell, 25-14, 25-18, 25-20, at Gabrielino on Thursday afternoon in Rio Hondo League play.

Burl had six kills for La Cañada (1-7 in league), which also got four kills from Anderson and two from Mitchell Page and Multari, who also had three blocks.

Loyola 3, St. Francis 0: The Golden Knights were swept, 25-18, 25-18, 25-15, in a Mission League road match Thursday. Michael Bacall had 13 kills, Charles McCarthy had 10 and Chris Thompson had 29 assists.

SOFTBALL

Flintridge Prep 9, Webb 8: Chelsea Johnson and Rachel Simon combined for five runs batted in for the Rebels, as they defeated Webb at home for their second win of the season Friday.

Johnson was three for three with two doubles, three RBI and two runs scored, while Simon was two for four with two RBI.

Caitlin Gillman, who struck out four, threw a complete game in the circle for Prep (2-13, 2-6).

BASEBALL

Pasadena Poly 11, Flintridge Prep 0: The Rebels couldn't defend their "home field" at Poly after they committed six errors and allowed seven hits against the Panthers Friday.

Prep fell to 5-14, 2-7 in league in the loss.

BOYS' GOLF

San Marino 193, La Cañada 197: Ben Allen carded a two-under-par 34 to lead the Titans to a Rio Hondo League win at Santa Anita Golf Course on Thursday.

Andrew Doan fired a 37 for San Marino (10-5, 5-2 in league).

Colin Morikawa led the Spartans, who fell to 7-1 in league, with a 37 and Joshua Suh shot a 38.

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