LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE — There was plenty of drama in the La Cañada High softball team's CIF Southern Section Division V victory, but little to no celebration from the victorious Spartans.
La Cañada ensured a return to the Division V title game for the second year in a row with its most important and perhaps its most dramatic win of the year over visiting Nipomo, 1-0, but it was clear the Spartans didn't have any sense of a mission accomplished.
"We're not done, so we're not going to have this big grand celebration with all the theatrics now," said La Cañada pitcher Lauren Cox, who earned the shutout victory with 13 strikeouts, including striking out the side in the seventh with the last two coming with a pair of runners on board. "We want to win [the championship], so if we do, that's what we're going to do. This is a huge game, obviously getting us into the finals, but I think it was more of just a relief at first and then go shake the other team's hands."