La Salle in Gahr Tournament: It was a solid start for the Lancers, who capped their 4-1 run through the rugged Gahr Tournament with a 25-20, 25-18, 25-12 victory over Anaheim Canyon in Tuesday afternoon’s third-place game at Gahr.
Caroline Knop led La Salle with 21 digs, while sophomore outside Haley De Sales finished with 13 kills, Katrina Palffy added 10 kills and setter Alyssa Tavera led with 27 assists.
La Salle posted wins over Esperanza (3-0), South Torrance (3-0) and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy (3-1), while its lone setback was to Los Alamitos (3-1) in Monday’s semifinal.
Marshall Fundamental 3, Duarte 1: After dropping their first match of the season last week, the Eagles bounced back with win No. 1 at Duarte on Tuesday afternoon in nonleague play, 26-24, 11-15, 27-25, 25-15.
Junior outside hitter Brandy Scanlan led the Eagles with 13 kills and three aces. Senior opposite Hannah Kim also aided the cause with 12 kills and two aces, while Amy Zeronian chipped in eight kills and four aces.
Westridge 3, Immaculate Heart 2: The Tigers upset Division I-AA Immaculate Heart on the road Tuesday afternoon in rallying for a 14-25, 20-25, 25-23, 25-23, 15-8 victory.
Junior outside hitter Carmen Costa delivered another stellar effort, finishing with a team-high 26 kills, with most of those kills set up by 37 assists from senior setter Cate Hurley. Middle blockers Meagan MacPhee and Natalie Martinez combined for a monster effort that included 18 blocks and six kills.
Freshman libero Michelle Aguirre cleaned up whatever wasn’t blocked in finishing with 15 digs.
Pasadena Poly 3, Temple City 0: Sophomore outside hitter Dee Dee Logan paced the Panthers with 10 kills as Poly improved to 3-1 with a nonleague home victory Tuesday afternoon.
Junior outside hitter Hannah Kaufman paced the Panthers’ serve with six aces.
San Marino 14, Valencia 4: It was dominant day for the Titans singles side, which went 9-0 as San Marino romped to a nonleague home victory Tuesday afternoon.
The trio of Dorothy Tang, Vivian Le and Devin Jack all enjoyed a 3-0 day.
As for doubles players, the pair of Madeleine Gandawidjaja and Larissa Phillips enjoyed a 2-0 effort, while Andrea Klein and Monique Gandawidjaja finished 1-1.
San Marino improved to 2-0.
Pasadena Poly 15, La Salle 3: Intracity dominance belongs to the Panthers after they breezed to a nonleague victory at Caltech on Tuesday afternoon.
Poly, which bumped its record to 2-0, received a dominant effort from its doubles squads, as the tandems of Brooke Olsen and Elissa Bogohsian, Aria Griffin and Anna Lamb, and Samantha Collins and Madison Carey also finished 3-0 to combine for a 9-0 mark.
On the singles side, Juliet Johnson was a perfect 3-0, while Erin Lee added two wins and Julia Wohl notched the Panthers’ final victory.
Chloe Beauvois picked up two victories in singles play for the Lancers (0-2), while Claire Fitzgerald delivered her squad’s other win.
Arroyo 13, South Pasadena 5: Freshman sensation Symona Stans was spotless again for the visiting Tigers in a nonleague road defeat Tuesday afternoon.
Stans was 3-0 in singles play and the doubles pairs of Rebecca Orr and Katherine Shinno and Jenny Wang and Sarah Choi added a win for the Tigers (0-3).
BOYS’ WATER POLO
Pasadena 9, Temple City 7: Thanks to winning the second half, 4-2, the Bulldogs opened their season with a victory at home Tuesday afternoon.
Pasadena trailed, 5-3, after one quarter, but won the second and third quarters by a combined score of 6-1 and held on in the fourth.
Marcus Gonzalez tied with Temple City’s Vinnie Sicat with the game-high honors of five goals. Cooper Horn added two goals for Pasadena, while Matthew Esser and Matthew Klein each added a score.
Nolan Berge finished with nine saves for Pasadena.
Burbank 21, San Marino 8: The Titans kicked off their season with an upper-divisional opponent and fell on the road versus Burbank of the Pacific League on Tuesday afternoon.
The Titans only trailed, 5-2, after one quarter, but saw their deficit grow to 11-4 at halftime and then 16-7 after three quarters.
Eric Thvedt finished with a team-high four goals, while Chris Jenkins, Braden Richie, Thomas Rogers and Paul Thvedt all added a goal and goalie Brian Rogers finished with six saves.
San Marino hosts La Salle on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.
Los Angeles Mission 1, Pasadena City College 1: A second-half rally by the Lancers help salvage a home match as Pasadena tied in nonconference play at Jackie Robinson Field on Tuesday afternoon.
After trailing, 1-0, at halftime, Pasadena knotted the score in the second half when Zachary Larson netted his second goal in as many matches on a 10-yard shot in the lower right corner of the box that was set up on an assist from sophomore Irving Rosales.
Defender Michael Alcaraz helped preserve the tie in the 62nd minute with a steal of Pedro Arias, when the striker was one-on-one with keeper Luis Hernandez, who finished with three saves.
PCC is now 0-1-1.
West Coast Baptist 3, Caltech 0: Despite staying close, the Beavers began their season with a 25-23, 25-23, 25-18 home loss in nonconference play Tuesday evening at Braun Gymnasium.
Caltech sophomore Katie Ching set a career high with nine kills, while Catherine Jamshidi also tallied nine kills in just her second collegiate match. Megan Jackson chipped in 11 digs at libero spot.