FSHA, La Salle, Poly, Flintridge Prep, Mayfield Return to Action

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First published in the Jan.13 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy’s varsity girls’ water polo team, led by ninth-year head coach Carlos Ponce, has been idle since winning its seventh consecutive game over visiting Mayfield Senior, 29-8, on Dec. 8.
The Tologs (7-0 overall record) have been incredible offensively, scoring 20-plus goals in five of their seven victories while limiting their opponents to fewer than 10 goals in six of seven games.
“We love to play defense. Our job is to make sure we do everything we can to stop what our op-ponents are trying to do,” Ponce said. “Getting steals and making good blocks leads us to our offense, and that’s how we like to play the game.”
After a month of inactivity, FSHA was initially scheduled to visit Los Angeles Marlborough School on Tuesday, Jan. 6, but it was rescheduled for Wednesday due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
Instead, the Tologs opened Mission League play at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame on Tuesday; the result was unavailable by the Outlook’s press deadline.

LA SALLE
The Lancers have been idle for over a month since winning 16-9 at Los Angeles Brentwood School on Dec. 10.
La Salle (7-2 overall, 3-0 in league) was riding a two-game win streak before two Prep League matches last week with Polytechnic and Chadwick School of the Palos Verdes Peninsula were postponed due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols. The game with Poly was rescheduled for Saturday, Jan. 22, at 11 a.m., and the Chadwick contest for Monday, Jan. 24, at 3:30 p.m.
La Salle will play a league game at Flintridge Prep on Thursday, Jan. 13, at 3:30 p.m. The Lancers were listed as the home team but played at Flintridge Prep.
Following this week’s contest, La Salle had a rematch at Los Angeles Brentwood School attempting to complete the season sweep on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 4 p.m.

POLYTECHNIC
The Panthers have been idle for over a month since defeating visiting South Pasadena High, 18-11, in a nonleague match on Friday, Dec. 10.
After dropping the first three games of the season, Poly (4-3 overall, 1-0 in league) bounced back and was on a four-game win streak entering its scheduled Prep League game at Brentwood on Tuesday; the result was unavailable by the Outlook’s press deadline.
Poly was initially scheduled to return to action last week; however, three league matchups with La Salle, Brentwood and Chadwick were postponed.
Athletic Director Steve Beerman confirmed that as of the Outlook’s press deadline, the Panthers are scheduled to visit Flintridge Prep for a league game on Friday at 3:45 p.m.

FLINTRIDGE PREP
The Wolves have been idle since winning two of five games at the Chino Hills Tournament on Dec. 17 and 18.
Flintridge Prep (6-11 overall, 2-1 in league) was riding a three-game losing streak before its scheduled Prep League match with La Salle on Tuesday, Jan. 11 (the Lancers were listed as the home team but played at Flintridge Prep). The result was unavailable by the Outlook’s press deadline.
Flintridge Prep Athletic Director Sean Beattie confirmed the Wolves’ scheduled league match with visiting Poly on Friday at 3:45 p.m. was still on as of the Outlook’s press deadline.

MAYFIELD SENIOR
The Cubs have been idle since defeating visiting Westridge, 17-6, in a Prep League match on Dec. 16.
It has been nearly a month since Mayfield (6-6 overall record, 2-1 in league) returned to the pool, as three Prep League matches with Chadwick, Brentwood and Flintridge Prep were postponed due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
Barring any more postponements, third-year head coach Elizabeth Ann Karl confirmed that as of the Outlook’s press deadline, the Cubs are scheduled to compete in the seventh annual Lady Brahmas Winter Classic at Diamond Bar High on Thursday, Jan. 13, and Saturday, Jan. 15. May-field’s opponents were undetermined by the Outlook’s press deadline.

WESTRIDGE
The Tigers have been idle since falling at Mayfield Senior, 17-9, in a Prep League contest on Dec. 16.
Westridge (1-4 overall, 0-2 in league) will have to remain out of the pool a little longer as athletic director Melanie Horn confirmed the game at La Salle on Friday, Jan. 14, is postponed. Horn was doubtful the game with Mayfield would occur as planned on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

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