By Justin HAGER
For residents of Glendale and La Cañada who are wondering if the CVHS boys’ lacrosse team was for real, the answer rang loud and clear this past week: the Falcons are real and are a force to be reckoned with.
Following an 18-1 victory over Glendale on May 20 and a 17-4 victory over La Cañada one day later, the Falcons completed their first year competing in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) with an overall record of 13-3. With their only league-play losses going to Brentwood School and Sierra Canyon, both of which are ranked in the top 100 in California and the latter of which is ranked in the top 350 nationally, the Falcons finished in third place in the Gold Coast League, ranked number four in CIF-SS Division III, in the top 100 statewide, and the top 1000 nationally. As if that wasn’t enough, the team is headed to the CIF Southern Section tournament with a showdown against the Riverside Polytechnic Bears scheduled for Wednesday, May 26 at 3:15 p.m. right here in Crescenta Valley.
CVHS was projected to defeat the 4-4 Bears, which would put them in the quarterfinals, May 28 against Chaparral.