Bears, Bulldogs Compete in Pacific League Contests

Photo by Sebastian Moore / Burbank Leader | Burroughs High School senior Vinny Harris recorded five kills and three aces as the Bears swept intracity rival Burbank in a Pacific League match.

First published in the April 16 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

The Burroughs High School varsity boys’ volleyball team continued its dominant win streak by collecting consecutive Pacific League sweeps over Burbank High and Glendale.

The Bears beat visiting Glendale, 25-21. 25-10, 25-20, on Tuesday for their 10th consecutive sweep and 21st straight victory dating to Feb. 26. Seniors Chris Johnson and Justin Burras posted 12 and eight kills, respectively, senior Christian Solano collected 27 assists and junior Carlos Tupua-Stiefel had four aces.

Burroughs also defeated intracity rival Burbank, 25-14, 25-12, 25-21, last Friday as Johnson tallied 13 kills. Seniors Vinny Harris recorded five kills and three aces, senior Kyle Truett registered five kills and Solano finished with 24 assists.

The first-place Bears (25-3 overall record, 8-0 in league), ranked No. 17 in this week’s CIF-SS Division I/II poll, will host Crescenta Valley in a league match on Wednesday, April 20, at 6 p.m.

Photos by Sebastian Moore / Burbank Leader | Burbank’s Austin Kim registered 11 kills over his past two matches, despite the Bulldogs being blanked in consecutive Pacific League contests.

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The Bulldogs suffered their third straight sweep after falling to visiting Arcadia, 25-11, 25-16, 25-20, in a Pacific League matchup on Tuesday.

Austin Kim led with six kills, four digs and one ace, while Taiyo Nakao added two kills, two aces and seven digs. Ryan Viyar posted one kill, one ace, 15 assists and six digs, Noah Lintag tallied three kills and three digs, and Akash Kodavati finished with two kills and three digs. Alex Gevdzhyan posted two kills, Justin Marmeto recorded one kill and four digs, Mkrtych Gabrielyan registered one ace, and Ian Villaflor had eight digs.

Burbank was previously swept by its intracity rival Burroughs, 14-25, 12-25, 21-25, on Friday, April 8. Kim led with five kills, Nakao posted three kills and four digs, and Lintag collected two kills, one ace and six digs. Viyar tallied three aces, nine assists and four digs, Kodavati finished with one ace and two digs, Gevdzhyan had one kill, and Villaflor and Marmeto registered seven and one digs, respectively.

The fifth-place Bulldogs (2-10 overall, 2-6 in league) are scheduled to host Glendale in a league matchup on Wednesday, April 20, at 3:30 p.m.