LA CANADA — With an imposing front line featuring Orion Burl and Mel Schroeder, the La Cañada High boys’ volleyball team might have some huge advantages.
With the 6-foot-3 Burl and 6-5 Schroeder near the net, the Spartans will look to the towering duo to supply their share of kills and blocks.
“We are used to where we need to be in terms of hitting and blocking,” said Burl, an outside hitter who finished with a team-high 14 kills Friday to power visiting La Cañada to a 25-19, 25-18, 25-19 nonleague victory against neighbor Flintridge Prep. “You also have that court vision.
“We feed off each other. We got off to a hot start and we tried to carry the momentum the entire way. We wanted to be in control the whole time.”
La Cañada, which opened its season Thursday with a nonleague home victory against Canyon Country Canyon, improved to 2-0. Flintridge Prep, which was without five players because of commitments to the school’s boys’ basketball team, dropped to 0-1.