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Mira Costa 3, Flintridge Sacred Heart 2 — Kayla Lund had 27 kills and 16 digs, Ali McCollum had 11 kills, Katherine Lund had 16 digs and Clare Lund had 15 digs and 33 assists for the Tologs (6-4) in a nonleague loss.
Boys water polo
California 20, West Covina 8 — Damon Ruiz had six goals, Kyle Brophy had three goals and four assists and AJ DiAngelo had three steals to lead the Condors (8-3) to the nonleague win.
La Serna High girls volleyball vs. Whittier Christian High at Frontier HS gym in Whittier, Calif. September 23, 2015. (Photo by Leo Jarzomb/Whittier Daily News)
Whittier Christian defeats La Serna, 25-20, 25-21, 25-12
WHITTIER — The lights to the Sierra Education Center gymnasium shut off just a few minutes before Whittier Christian High School was about to make it a sweep of host La Serna.
Even though the gym lights came right back on, the Lancers’ lights went out much earlier in the match on Wednesday evening. After the Lancers played the Heralds to the brink in the first two games, Whittier Christian jumped on La Serna in the third game en route to a 25-20, 25-21, 25-12 victory.
The Heralds (15-2) jumped out to a 14-4 lead in the final game behind four Amanda Ashworth kills and two Molly Patapoff aces in a 10-2 run.
The Heralds were coming off a third-place finish in a north San Diego tournament.
Whittier Chrisitan coach Todd Morrison: “La Serna battled hard those first two sets and I thought we were able to fight and play defense. Eventually we found holes. They had it in the first set and we had to just stay with them to bring it back under control.”
La Serna coach Monique Gayton: “I thought the first two games were great. That third game showed our inconsistencies and our lack of confidence. We played really well in the first two games. I wish we had kept it up.”
La Serna’s Isabelle Von Lockner: “They had two big games and it got us stuck in our head and then it went away.”
— Keith Lair
BOYS WATER POLO
MONTEBELLO 18, LA CANADA 9
LA CANADA — Montebello High School put on its version of the water polo blitz on Tuesday afternoon.
The Oilers capitalized on every slight La Canada offensive miscue and built a huge nine-goal margin en route to an 18-9 nonleague victory. The game was a matchup of two highly ranked CIF Southern Section’s Division 3 teams and two brothers; Montebello is coached by Luis Flores and La Canada by his brother, Christian.
La Habra High School, led by quarterback Eric Barriere, is ranked No. 1 in the area this week. (Correspondent photo by Chris Burt/Sports)
AREA FOOTBALL RANKINGS
1. La Habra (3-1)
Took down OC power Los Al
2. La Serna (3-1)
Defense was stout vs. South Hills
3. La Mirada (1-3)
Favorite in Suburban, which begins Friday
4. Sonora (4-0)
Another 4-0 start
5. Montebello (4-0)
Big test comes Friday
6. St. Paul (3-1)
Good win vs. previous unbeaten Fullerton
7. Pioneer (4-0)
Taking care of business
8. El Rancho (0-3)
Still might be second-best in Del Rio
9. California (1-3)
Been a hit and miss so far in ‘15
10. Whittier (2-2)
Kept it close vs. LB Wilson
OTHERS: 11. whittier Christian (2-2), 12. Schurr (1-3), 13. Santa Fe (1-3), 14. Cantwell-Sacred Heart (0-3).
Mayfield defeated La Salle in four games
There is a big switch up in this week’s all-encompassing San Gabriel Valley Newspaper’s Top 25 volleyball poll. Three teams made big leaps:
1. Mayfield (6-0) Will play St. Lucy’s on Thursday (3)
2. La Serna (5-0) Faces Whittier Christian on Wednesday (4)
3. Whittier Christian (14-2) Third-place finish in north San Diego County tournament (5)
4. San Gabriel (7-0) Swept Arcadia; two road games this week (6)
5. Flintridge Sacred Heat (5-3) Big nonleague match vs. Mira Costa Thursday (1)
6. Bonita (11-4) At Los Altos on Tuesday (9)
7. St. Lucy’s (5-5) Went 2-5 in Durango tournament (2)
8. St. Paul (7-2) Lost to Whittier Christian; swept Santa Fe (8)
9. La Salle (7-8) Finished second in Durango’s bracket No. 5 (10)
10. Glendora (4-2) Should roll through San Dimas Thursday (unranked)
Others: Duarte (10-3)(7), South Pasadena (5-1), Monrovia (6-4), Gabrielino (9-4), Gladstone (8-2), Arcadia (1-2), Diamond Ranch (8-3), Westridge (4-2), California (4-2), Maranatha (10-4), San Marino (7-1-2,), La Mirada (4-3), Diamond Bar (6-8), West Covina (7-6), Charter Oak (7-5).