Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy 13, Chaminade 5: The Tologs won their Mission League opener on Thursday at Cal State Northridge behind a clean sweep in doubles, led by Diane Gutierrez and Jackie Fernandez (6-4, 6-0, 6-4).
In singles, Emily Katz led the way with a 6-1, 6-1 showing for Sacred Heart (2-1).
La Cañada 13, Temple City 5: The Spartans started Rio Hondo League play out on the right foot, sweeping the Rams in doubles on route to a 13-5 victory Thursday. La Cañada's doubles teams of Alison Chang and Linnea Frazier (6-0, 6-1, 6-4), Emily Swanson and Serena Zheng (7-6, 6-2, 6-0) and Rachel Wong and Lynn Gilmour (6-2, 6-2, 7-5) all swept. Sawa Keymeuler won two of her three sets, 6-0, 6-2, 1-6, as the Spartans (4-5, 1-0 in league) were without their No. 1 and 2 singles players, Sydney Fischel and Sharon Kim. Fischel reinjured a pulled muscle.
La Cañada also played Monday, falling to Arcadia, 16-2. The Spartans will continue Rio Hondo League play Tuesday when they host South Pasadena at 3:30 p.m.
Marymount 17, Mayfield 1: Bryann Evans notched the Cubs' lone win in a tough nonleague loss. With the defeat, the Cubs dropped to 2-5 overall.
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La Cañada 20, La Serna 6: The Spartans opened play in the Villa Park Tournament Friday with a pair of commanding victories. The Spartans (7-3) defeated La Serna by 14 goals, as Allen Morovati had six goals, Symeon Stefan had four and Allen Geller had three goals. Wolfie Paulson returned from an injury for La Cañada and had nine saves.
It was La Cañada's second blowout victory of the day, as it dropped El Dorado, 20-2, in its tournament opener. Stefan and Chase Borisoff both scored three goals in the game. Trevor Roszkos and Stuart Bogle both had three. Paulson had eight saves.
The Spartans will open Rio Hondo League play Tuesday when they host Temple City at 3:30 p.m.
Webb 15, Flintridge Prep 8: Webb ended the first quarter with a 2-1 lead Friday and added to it, scoring five straight goals on the Rebels in the second quarter. Flintridge Prep cut the lead to four by the end of the third, but then saw Webb score five quick goals to start the final quarter.
Carlo Sivilotti had three goals for Prep (9-6, 1-1 in Prep League), while Ethan Vandeventer and Alex Blaine added two goals each.
Mayfield 252, Azusa 264: The Cubs opened league play on Tuesday with a solid win over Azusa at the Azusa Country Club.
The victory was the first for the Cubs, who were led by Sophie Brahos, who shot a 38.
La Cañada 3, Temple City 0: The Spartans, ranked sixth in CIF Southern Section Division II-AA, opened Rio Hondo League play in dominating fashion Thursday, sweeping through Temple City in three games, 25-16, 25-8, 25-10.
Micaela Anderson had a team-high 12 kills. Kendall Walbrecht had nine and Katie Pierce and Claire Hilsen both had six. Horner and Pierce had five and four aces, respectively. Kirstie Shurie finished with 30 assists and Ana Dewar had a team-high nine digs for La Cañada (9-7, 1-0 in league).
La Cañada will continue league play Tuesday when it hosts South Pasadena at 3:30 p.m.
Chaminade 3, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy 2: Drew Washington finished with 17 kills Thursday for the visiting Tologs, who lost their Mission League opener, 25-18, 20-25, 25-19, 22-25, 15-9.
Sophia Coffey collected 12 kills for Sacred Heart, which received 11 digs apiece from Alessandra Orlandini, Colleen Degnan and Shelby Tom.
Mayfield 3, Flintridge Prep 0: The host Rebels fell, 26-24, 25-7, 25-9, in a Prep League match Thursday. Kate Woolley finished with seven kills for Flintridge Prep (4-6, 1-3 in league). The Cubs improved to 11-5 (4-1 in league). Prep will play again Tuesday when it travels to Pasadena Poly. The match starts at 4:30 p.m.
Whittier Christian 3, Maranatha 1: The Minutemen managed to take a game off of Whittier Christian, ranked No. 1 in CIF Southern Section Division II-A, in their Olympic League opener Thursday but couldn't pull out the match. Maranatha kept it close, though, as the Heralds pulled off the 25-20, 25-27, 25-17, 25-17 win. Skylar McLeod, Maranatha's setter, did a bit of everything, racking up two aces with no service errors and six kills, while leading the Minutemen (2-4, 0-1 in league) in assists.
New Harvest Christian 3, Southwestern Academy 2: The host Sun rallied from an 0-2 hole but eventually fell, 25-17, 25-14, 20-25, 23-25, 15-2, in the team's season and International League opener Thursday afternoon.
Rebecca Jones led the Sun with eight aces and five digs while Amy Young added five aces and Risa Yamaka tallied eight kills. Aiko Miyase also chipped in 21 assists for Southwestern Academy.
San Marino 3, Blair 0: Senior middle blocker Elizabeth Shelburne connected on 10 of 13 kills attempts for the host Titans, who opened Rio Hondo League play with a 25-8, 25-11, 25-2 win Thursday afternoon. Junior Felita Lin contributed nine aces for San Marino, which improved to 9-1 overall and 1-0 in league.
Blair dropped to 0-1 both overall and in league.
Archer 3, Marshall 0: The Eagles nearly avoided the sweep (taking Archer to 26-24 in the second game), but were eventually defeated in three games Friday. The Panthers rolled in the first and last game, dropping Marshall, 25-15, 26-24, 25-8. Ruth Kamm and Emily Presence both set team-highs in kills for Marshall with eight each. Lydia Kim had a team-high 12 digs for the Eagles (0-4).
Westridge 3, Alverno 2: The Tigers came out on top of a back-and-forth game Friday, defeating Alverno in five games, 12-25, 25-19, 25-23, 19-25, 15-12. The Tigers improved to 2-10, (0-5 in Prep League) with the victory. Westridge's next match will be on Oct. 11 at Flintridge Prep. The match starts at 3 p.m.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun