Falcons Sink Tornadoes, 11-3

By Austin Green
Glendale News-Press

Photo by Austin Green / Glendale News-Press
Crescenta Valley High School’s A.J. Troop (15) defends a shot from Hoover High’s Elle Baker (11) during Tuesday’s matchup, which CV won 11-3.

Thanks to scoring contributions from seven different players, including four goals from Malia Abrahamian, Crescenta Valley High School beat Hoover, 11-3, on Tuesday. The Falcons held the Tornadoes to one goal after the first quarter, locking down on defense and seldom letting Hoover get a clean look at the goal.
Every CVHS starter (except for goalie Miranda Graham) scored. Kyra Freeman had two goals and starters Katie Ward, Rana Mehai, Lilian Tahmasian and Holly Weston scored one goal apiece, as did A.J. Troop, who came off the bench. The egalitarian approach on offense was by design, according to Falcons head coach Amber Dien.
“I’m one coach that really focuses on not just having that star shooter or star player,” Dien said. “We really try to make sure that we’re moving the ball around and giving everyone opportunities.”

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