Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy (10-2) and Hoover (0-3 in nonleague
La Canada (3-7) -- ranked No. 5 in CIF Southern Section Division
IIIA -- and Flintridge Prep (5-3) are the only two teams with two
victories in five-game matches, with the Spartans boasting a 2-0 mark
and the Rebels a 2-1 record.
The Spartans began and ended the season-opening Cerritos
Gahr/Molten Classic with thrilling victories against Lakewood St.
Joseph and Lakewood and the Rebels survived a pair of nonleague
contests against Alhambra Ramona Convent and South Pasadena, before
dropping Thursday night's match against Sierra Madre Maranatha.
With Wednesday's triumph, CV (4-6) improved to 1-1 in marathon
affairs, rebounding from a loss to Santa Monica St. Monica in the
sixth annual Culver City Titos Tacos Classic.
Holy Family (1-4) is also 1-1 in five-game contests, beating
Inglewood St. Mary's Academy in a Sept. 27 thriller, before
squandering a two-game lead in Tuesday's loss to San Gabriel Mission.
Glendale, which dropped to 3-4 after Wednesday's setback, played
in its first match that lasted past four games.
The Nitros had won three straight -- all sweeps -- to open the
season, but are now mired in a four-match losing streak.
Glendale Adventist (4-6) is also winless when forced to go the
distance, dropping matches to L.A. Archer School for Girls and Canoga
Park Armenian General Benevolent Union.
Do it again?: She had some justifiable reasons to schedule five
Monday matches this season. Glendale Adventist Academy girls'
volleyball Coach Aura Luna-Escudero said there was no reason to be
concerned with the schedule.
Then something crossed Luna-Escudero's mind after the Cougars were
swept Monday in a nonleague match by visiting Santa Monica
Lighthouse Christian Academy: the Cougars have lost all four of their
"When we made the schedule, we didn't think there'd be a problem,"
said Luna-Escudero, whose squad has also dropped Monday contests to
Glendale, Village Christian and L.A. Archer School for Girls.
"There's time for the players to rest during the weekend and
there's a little less homework to do. I guess I was wrong to schedule
Monday matches because we have yet to win on that day."
Glendale Adventist Academy (4-6) will play one more Monday match
this season at L.A. Adventist Academy on Oct. 28.