First published in the Aug. 27 print issue of the Burbank Leader.
The Burbank High School varsity girls’ volleyball lost a five-set battle at Westridge School in Pasadena, 25-11, 14-25, 24-26, 25-16, 15-7, last Friday. Sam Arteaga collected four aces, two kills, one block and seven digs, while Jasmine Cobb tallied four kills, three aces and five digs.
Quinn Cramer produced four kills, four blocks and one assist, Jolene Ngo registered 22 digs and two aces, and Alyssa Ponsones posted two aces, 14 assists and four digs. Ani Movsisyan recorded two aces and seven digs, Isabella Barska finished with one kill, four assists and one dig, and Olivia Romagnino notched two aces and one dig. Raquel Fox logged one block and one kill, while Liana Issaian and Yara Khozahi had one ace and one block, respectively.
Burbank also dropped a nonleague match at Chaminade High in West Hills, 25-8, 25-12, 25-15, on Tuesday.
Following this weekend’s Burbank Tournament, the Bulldogs (0-3 overall) will host Immaculate Heart High of Los Feliz on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 3:30 p.m.
The Bears recently wrapped up competition at the Lakewood Molten Classic in Long Beach on Saturday. JBHS finished the two-weekend tournament with a 1-3 overall record.
Burroughs was swept in its final tournament match by El Segundo, 25-21, 25-17, 25-20. Senior Elizabeth Johnson racked up 10 kills, while senior Janessa Wareebor and junior Tawnie Ohrt each tallied six kills.
The Bears previously lost their second match of the tournament to West High of Torrance, 22-25, 12-25, 25-10, 25-20, 15-8, earlier last Saturday. Ohrt led JBHS with 20 kills, while Wareebor and junior Sadie Lomet posted 11 and seven kills, respectively.
Between tournament play, JBHS hosted Campbell Hall High of North Hollywood but lost its home opener, 25-16, 25-15, 25-15, on Aug. 16, as Lomet registered eight kills.
Burroughs opened the season with a pair of matches on the first weekend of the Lakewood Molten Classic. The Bears dropped their match to Glendora, 25-19, 25-14, 25-11, as Wareebor and Ohrt posted none and five kills, respectively.
JBHS opened the season with a 14-25, 25-14, 25-23, 25-18 come-from-behind victory over La Serna High of Whittier. Ohrt registered nine kills, Wareebor produced seven kills, and Johnson and Kara Aldana-Pere each had six kills.
Burroughs (1-4 overall) will visit South Hills High in West Covina for a nonleague matchup on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 5:30 p.m.