The Lancers opened league play with a loss to the Knights 25-18, 26-24, 23-25, 25-16.
Mariah Jackson had 15 kills, 10 digs, and one ace in the loss. Bishop Amat drops to 8-4 overall and 0-1 in league. Senior setter Brittany Modesto recorded 14 assists while senior libero Delaney Gurol had 11 digs.
At Arcadia High School
Singles: Arcadia — Francis Dean 2-0, Angelica Zhou 3-0, Firdaus Jahangir 1-1, Jessica Chow 1-0, Tina Yueh 1-0. Arroyo — Yuka King 0-3, Catherine Ho 1-2, Kathleen Huynh 0-3.
Doubles: Arcadia — Annie Tung-Elizabeth Lieu 3-0, Ashley Gao-Tiffany Hseigh 3-0, Christine Gao- Janice Kim 1-2. Arroyo — Michelle Quan-Elaine Phan 1-2, Stacy Tran-Rachel Pang 1-2, Anna Dinh-Rose La 0-3. Records: Arcadia 10-0; Arroyo 6-3.
At South Hills High School
Singles: Claremont — Drew Espinosa 3-0, Cindy Liu 3-0, Hailey Kayath 3-0. South Hills — Nicole Robbins 0-3, Rochelle Yuan 0-3, Shirley Cheung 0-3. Doubles: Claremont — Sophie El-Kara-Sharon Stanislaus 3-0, Riley Settles-Nikki Raval 2-1, Chelsea Edisuriya-Joyce Kim 0-3. South Hills — Erin Acera-Megan Wu 2-1, Jessie Wang-Virginia Ma 1-2, Christine Le-Emily Hua 1-2. Records: Claremont 4-0, 3-0; South Hills 11-2, 1-2.
At Sierra Vista High School
Singles: Gladstone — Christina Lordi 2-1, Evelyn Hernandez 2-1, Jessica Rosas 2-1. Sierra Vista — Angela Lee 3-0, Brenda Godoy 0-3, Melina Cervantes 0-3. Doubles: Gladstone — Jessica Marin-Jackie Hernandez 3-0, Melissa Ochoa-Iliana Ochoa 1-2, Vanessa Briano-Jazmin Marquez 3-0. Sierra Vista — Ahanna Garcia-Paula Chong 0-3, Anna Orozco-Crystal Bahn 1-2, Susan Parada-Noemi Arranda 1-2. Record: Gladstone 8-2, 7-0.
Coming into yesterday’s Montview League showdown, Azusa coach Tim Bazyouros knew that his Aztecs had to play a flawless match to walk away with the victory. With the win, the Aztecs sit atop the league standings at 5-0 and 6-1 overall after dismantling the Gladiators 25-20, 27-25, 15-25, 25-23. Gladstone falls to 10-3 and 4-1. But the victory came with price. With Azusa up 2-1 in games senior outside hitter Carmina Ortiz went down with an ankle injury. She would not return. Ortiz finished the match with 13 digs, 12 kills and four aces. “To lose one of your best players in Carmina in that fourth game really worried us,” said Bazyouros. “But, we didn’t get down. We continued to fight hard and other players like Yessenia Celestino picked it up and we were able to win that final game and hopefully we can carry today’s momentum into next weeks big match against La Puente.” Celestino collected 36 digs and two aces. “We played with alot of heart today and I’m proud the way we responded when Carmina went down,” said Bazyouros.
Also leading the Aztecs was junior middle hitter Chrystal Chua with 12 digs, nine kills and six blocks. Junior setter Genesis Maldonado contributed with 25 assists, 15 digs and five kills.
Glendora (6-1-1, 2-0) triumphed over Louisville. They were led by Nollie Prouty scoring one goal who was assisted by Kyleigh Morrison. Jackie Juarez and Ashlyn Delgado both scored one goal assisted by Morrison. Morrison scored the only unassisted goal of the game. Glendora had 10 shots on goal while Louisville had zero.