Armand Bagramyan s history-making effort marred by cards


February 05, 2013|From Staff Reports


La Cañada 5, San Marino 0: Armand Bagramyan made history Tuesday. La Cañada’s senior forward scored two goals to give him 42 on the season and break La Cañada's single-season scoring record of 41, which was previously held by Josh Henderson.

The day was marred, though, as Bagramyan drew two yellow cards, which resulted in a red card, in the game. It means he won't be able to play in the Spartans' regular-season finale at South Pasadena Thursday, which will decide the league champion.


Bagramyan said on each yellow card — with the second coming in about the final 10 minutes of the game — a San Marino player hit him, he “retaliated” and the Titans weren't carded.

“I just sort of leaned into him both times,” said Bagramyan, who also had two assists in the game. “They took that as a yellow card for some reason and I don't know why. He clearly hit me both times and had been hitting me all game.”

Austin Gartside, Armaan Zare and Lawrence Ku also scored in the win for La Cañada (18-3-1, 8-1 in Rio Hondo League).

The Spartans also defeated Temple City, 6-1, Friday behind a Bagramyan hat trick. Gartside added a goal and two assists for the Spartans, whose final goals came from Andrew Meeker (one assist) and Aidan Tourani. Shant Hairapetian added two helpers for La Cañada.

Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 4, St. Francis 0: A trip to the playoffs still hangs in the balance for St. Francis after it fell on its home pitch Monday — its fourth game in a row being shut out. The Golden Knights fell to 6-10-5, 4-6-1 in the Mission League. On Friday, St. Francis suffered a 2-0 league road loss against Harvard-Westlake.

Flintridge Prep 1, Pasadena Poly 1: Goalkeeper Clayton Weirick made three saves Friday for the Rebels in a Prep League match.


San Marino 3, La Cañada 2: Thanks to two goals from Jordyn Duncan and assists from Kelly Crowley and Hayley Thompson, the Titans picked up a big Rio Hondo League home win Thursday afternoon.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy 1, Notre Dame 0: The Tologs wrapped up second place in the Mission League and kept their hopes for sharing a league crown in tact with Monday’s win on the road.

Savannah Viola scored on a corner kick in the second minute to lead Sacred Heart (15-1-3, 7-1-1) to its fifth consecutive win.

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