First published in the Feb. 10 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.
The Flintridge Preparatory varsity girls’ water polo team advanced to the CIF-SS Division 4 playoffs after securing second place in the Prep League standings with an 11-10 victory at Mayfield Senior on Friday. The Wolves (12-12 overall) earned second place by finishing the regular season tied with Polytechnic with an 8-3 league record.
The Wolves traveled to Santa Ana Valley for the first-round match on Tuesday, Feb. 8; the result was unavailable by the Pasadena Outlook’s press deadline Tuesday.
Flintridge Prep previously won its first of two matchups over visiting Mayfield Senior, 11-9, on Wednesday. Elise Desjarlais finished with four goals while Emily Battaglia and Nico Seaver each scored two goals. Alexandra Thein, Katelin Kinne and Sarah Iturbe each scored once.
The Wolves also upset previously unbeaten La Salle College Preparatory, 14-9, on Tuesday, Feb. 1. Desjarlais posted five goals, Iturbe scored three goals, Thein and Seaver each scored twice, and Victoria Barry finished with one goal. Goalie Dahlia Kamins recorded her third eight-plus save game in her past four contests.
Flintridge Prep defeated visiting Chadwick of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, 14-9, during a league matchup last Monday as Seaver and Desjarlais each had four goals. Victoria Barry scored twice, Sam Bonk finished with one goal and Kamins tallied eight saves.
The Wolves also lost at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, 19-4, recently. Desjarlais finished with three goals while Seaver had one goal. Despite the loss, Kamins managed to collect nine saves.
History was made during the Panthers’ regular season finale against visiting Los Angeles Brentwood School as Liz Fogassa broke Poly’s single-season goals scored record with 136 on the campaign. Fogassa’s 11 goals helped Poly defeat Brentwood, 16-10, during a Prep League matchup last Wednesday.
The Panthers defeated host Westridge School, 20-10, as Fogassa collected eight goals last Monday. Poly hosted then-unbeaten La Salle and lost 18-16 despite Fogassa racking up nine goals on Friday, Jan. 28.
The Panthers won their second game in as many days after routing visiting Westridge, 21-3, as Fogassa scored seven goals. She had six goals the day before to help the Panthers edge visiting Mayfield Senior, 15-14, on Jan. 25.
Poly tied with Flintridge Prep for second place in the league standings with an 8-3 record (11-6 overall) and traveled to Sherman Oaks Notre Dame for the CIF-SS Division 2 wildcard round on Tuesday, Feb. 8; the result was unavailable by the Outlook’s press deadline.
FLINTRIDGE SACRED HEART
The Tologs ended the regular season by defeating visiting Paramount, 18-9, in a nonleague match on Thursday. Freshman Katherine Dolan’s five goals and Riley Peterson’s four goals helped snap FSHA’s six-game losing streak. Junior goalie Natalia DeKansky registered seven blocks on defense.
The Tologs opened February by falling at Woodland Hills Louisville, 9-3, to conclude Mission League action last Tuesday. FSHA competed in the Garden Grove Tournament but lost all four of its games over a two-day span. On the second day of tournament play, the Tologs fell to West Torrance, 19-0, and host Garden Grove, 16-8. The previous day, the Tologs lost to Anaheim Western, 10-7, and Crescenta Valley High of La Crescenta, 12-3.
On the season, Dolan averaged 3.5 goals per game, junior Audrey Lawlor averaged two goals per game and DeKansky averaged eight blocks per game. Before missing the past eight games, freshman Marisol Cowles amassed 94 goals in only 11 games (8.5 goals per game).
FSHA (10-8 overall, 1-4 in league) opened the playoffs at Bell Gardens in a Division 5 first-round matchup on Tuesday. If the Tologs won, they will advance to the second round to meet either J.W. North High of Riverside or Hemet’s West Valley High.
The Prep League champion Lancers were one game shy of perfection after falling to visiting Flintridge Prep, 14-9, during a league game last Tuesday. Senior Savannah Robles did the heavy lifting by scoring a team-high seven goals while freshman captain Grace Kachmarsky scored two goals.
Despite the loss, La Salle College Prep still managed to finish first in the league standings with a near-perfect 9-1 record (13-3 overall). With their impressive season, the Lancers earned a first-round bye in the CIF-SS Division 5 playoff bracket and are scheduled to host a first-round winner on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 5 p.m.
The Lancers narrowly defeated visiting Polytechnic, 18-16, on Jan. 28 as junior goalie and captain Monica Villasenor racked up a team-high 22 saves in the cage. Junior Audrey Turner registered a team-best seven goals while Robles, sophomore Candice Cheung and Kachmarsky each scored three goals. Freshman River Lee finished with two goals and tied for a team-high six steals with junior Maya Magluyan.
Earlier in the week, La Salle crushed Chadwick of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, 18-8, during a recent league matchup as Robles scored a game-high eight goals. Kachmarsky had three goals, Magluyan and sophomore Cameron Turner each scored two goals, and senior Maya Payes, Turner, and freshman Sophia Culver each scored once. Meanwhile, Villasenor collected 13 saves in the cage.
The Cubs were edged in their season finale by visiting Flintridge Prep, 11-10, during a Prep League matchup last Friday. It was Mayfield’s second loss in as many games to Flintridge Prep as the Cubs lost earlier in the week, 11-9.
The Cubs won their second league game in a row at Brentwood, 11-4, on Jan. 31 and the Cubs previously defeated Chadwick of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, 18-12, on Jan. 28.
No individual statistics were reported to the Pasadena Outlook.
Mayfield finished fifth in the league standings with a 4-7 record (8-12 overall).
The Tigers concluded the season last in the Prep League standings with an 0-7 record (1-9 overall) after losing its season finale at Chadwick in the Palos Verdes Peninsula, 17-11, on Wednesday.
The Tigers fell to visiting Polytechnic, 20-10, on Monday, Jan. 31. Westridge also lost at Poly, 20-3, in the first matchup on Jan. 26. No individual statistics were reported to the Pasadena Outlook.