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DAY IN PREPS: Q. HILL CRUSHES LANCASTER REBELS' VOLLEYBALL OVERCOMES OBSTACLE.

Byline: Daily News

Quartz Hill High faced a big test Tuesday when the Rebels, who were coming off a tough loss to Highland last week, hosted a highly regarded Lancaster team in a Golden League girls' volleyball match.

To say the Rebels passed with flying colors would be a dramatic understatement.

Quartz Hill set the tone early, taking an 8-0 lead in the first game and never let up, winning easily 15-2, 15-0, 15-6.

``They came out on fire,'' said Quartz Hill coach Larry Vocke, who noted he wanted to see if his players would be able to put the Highland match behind them when they faced the Eagles on Tuesday.

``They played good defense and blocked well, and to me that meant that they've got that game out of their heads,'' he said.

Quartz Hill middle blocker Kristen DeShane had five kills and three blocks.

``(We wanted) to show everyone that we don't play as bad as we tend to do when we get around Highland,'' she said.

Stephanie Wigfall led the Rebels with 10 kills, and setter Randi Cooper had 26 assists as Quartz Hill improved to 10-3, 4-1.

- Gideon Rubin

--Nada enough: Despite the solid play of Kristin Nadas, Christy Daley and Erin LaFata, Moorpark could not handle host Westlake, which defeated the Musketeers 12-15, 15-6, 15-8, 15-9 in a Marmonte League match.

Nadas had 10 blocks, Daley had 10 kills and LaFata added 26 assists for 5-6, 4-4 Moorpark.

In girls' golf:

--Hart golfers hot: Hart (24-1, 15-0) won its 35th consecutive Foothill League match in the past two years at Vista Valencia by outdistancing runner-up Burroughs by 22 strokes, 114-136.

Hart juniors Jennifer Parkes and Sara Jones, the defending league champion, shared medalist honors with Burbank's Moah Chang at four-over 37.

Erica Leary rounded out Hart's scoring at 40. Natasha Peris finished at 43 for the Indians, who took four of the top five spots.

Burroughs (14-9, 8-7), which finished fifth in the first league match and third in the second, climbed into the runner-up spot behind 43-shot efforts from Heidi Voegele and Samantha Mollaun.

-Kirby Lee

--Rocky-like effort: At the par-36 Balboa golf course, Harvard-Westlake of North Hollywood defeated previously unbeaten 12-1, 10-1 Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks 116-136 in a Mission League match.

Ina Kim and Emma Stachowicz each shot low rounds of 37 and Eunice Lee had a 42 to lead the victorious 10-1 Wolverines.

In girls tennis:

--City Section Final Preview?Granada Hills and San Fernando continued their dominance in league play en route to remaining unbeaten on the year.

Led by Canna Furata, Granada Hills defeated Taft of Woodland Hills 7-0 in a West Valley League game. Furata defeated Kim Zavala 8-0 to lead the Highlanders (9-0, 6-0), which won 56 of the 57 games against the host Toreadors.

San Fernando's Veasna Phao aveneged her only loss of the season by beating Kaelyn Wang 8-4 to lead the visiting Tigers to a 5-2 victory over host Reseda (4-5, 3-3) in a Valley Mission League match.

In men's soccer:

--Master's cracks Top 25: The Master's College men's soccer team (14-3) made its first appearance in the NAIA national rankings Tuesday when the Mustangs were 25th in the latest Top 25 poll.

In men's basketball:

--Highly ranked: Led by Quincy Stinson and Joey Youman, the Cal St. L.A. men's basketball team will open the season ranked No. 13 in the nation in Division II.

Stinson, a Muir High of Pasadena graduate in 1996, was a third-team NABC All-America selection as a junior last year and Youman is a Sylmar alumnus, having graduated in 1999.

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Photo: Moorpark High's Erin LaFata, left, and Kristin Nadas go up for a block during the Musketeers' volleyball match against Westlake.

Evan Yee/Staff Photographer
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Date:Oct 18, 2000
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