Photo by Jayden Eden
Girls’ volleyball defeated Alhambra High School in three sets on Thursday, August 3. SPHS now rides a two-game winning streak after also defeating San Gabriel on Tuesday.
South Pasadena started off the first set on the wrong foot, with Alhambra scoring the opening point. However, the early struggles didn’t dictate the rest of the set. The Tigers began to score, with assistance from freshman Kennedy Taylor’s hard hits. In addition, freshman Abby Garner impressed the crowd with a hit that stunned the Moors. Alhambra repeatedly hit the ball into the net or out of the boundaries, awarding several points to South Pas. Freshman Ally Sokolow sealed the victory of the first set, with the final score 25-17.
The Tigers again started off the second set poorly, with the Moors surpassing the Tigers by five points. However, the Tigers made a quick comeback. The star of the second set was sophomore Sydney Abundo who played libero, usually played by sophomore Lindsey Hirano. Abundo impressed those on the bleachers with her hard-hitting serves that left the Moors stumbling to catch up. South Pas continued to score, while Alhambra continued to fumble, leaving SPHS with the second set victory, 25-17.
SPHS pulled out all the stops for the final set. Sokolow scored the first point of the set for the Tigers. Later in the set, Sokolow blocked the ball, which was set by senior Kimberly Brown, allowing senior Ashley Hugasian to hit it over. The third set came to a close, with the Tigers securing their win, 25-10.
Girls’ volleyball will next play La Salle at the SPHS gym next Thursday, September 6.