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PREP ROUNDUP: McNamara has the answer.

Byline: Daily News

Despite playing its first match of the season against Harvard-Westlake of Studio City's third, the La Canada boys' water polo team managed to remain close to the Wolverines well into the third quarter.

Then James McNamara decided to take over for Harvard-Westlake.

McNamara scored a natural hat trick in a span of 2 minutes, 31 seconds, the last coming just before the third-quarter buzzer, to cap a Wolverines' run of four unanswered goals in a 9-3 nonleague victory Wednesday at Pasadena City College.

Alex Popof added three goals and Bryce Tobias recorded six saves for Harvard-Westlake (1-2), which rebounded from losses to Corona del Mar of Newport Beach and JSerra of San Juan Capistrano.

Trevor Roszkos scored on a 5-meter shot early in the fourth for La Canada, but the Wolverines' defense clamped down on the Spartans the rest of the way.

Christian Renfro and Graham Rothe also scored for La Canada, which received eight saves from Area Mauboubi. Maartin Lefor, Alec Zwaneveld and Brendan Zwaneveld added goals for Harvard-Westlake.

Girls' tennis

Chaminade 10, Calabasas 8: Jessica Parizher recorded a crucial singles sweep, including a 6-2 victory over Emily Weisberg, for the host Eagles (6-0) at CSUN.

Bianca Derrick and Nisha Leelavanich each won twice for Chaminade, as did Chelsea Bronson and Katie Shin in doubles. Stephanie Szanter and Ariana Rowshan added a doubles victory for the Eagles.

Emily Weisberg won twice in singles for Calabasas (1-3).

Girls' cross country

Pacific League No. 1: Despite a runner-up finish from Claudia Pham (19:01.47), Crescenta Valley lost a league dual meet for the first time since 2004 with a 22-34 setback to Arcadia at Arcadia County Park.

Arcadia's Catrina McAlister won the race in 18:50.25. No other C.V. runner finished in the top 10.

Viewpoint Invitational: Della Hernandez's victory in 23:11 at Malibu Creek State Park helped Crossroads of Santa Monica prevail with 49 points, just ahead of Chaminade (59), which was led by the third-place finish of Desiree Lopez (24:44).

Malibu's Gianna Fote (24:10) was second.

Boys' cross country

Viewpoint Invitational: Ryan Schwartz won the competition at Malibu Creek State Park in 18 minutes, 35 seconds, as Viewpoint captured the team title with 21 points.

John Anderson was second for the Patriots in 19:31 and Jared Dinowitz (19:37) took third for runner-up Chaminade (65).

Pacific League No. 1: Arcadia's Ammar Moussa won the race at Arcadia County Park in 15:20.53, as the Apaches defeated Burroughs 20-38, with Burbank taking third and Crescenta Valley fourth.
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Publication:Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)
Date:Sep 24, 2009
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