Story by Sofia Alva
Photo by Sarah Lee
The girls volleyball team destroyed Monrovia in three sets on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The Tigers are rolling and this dominating win brings them to a perfect 7-0 league record.
South Pas opened the game strong, with sophomore Abby Garner and freshman Sofia Reyes’ serves allowing the Tigers to secure and maintain an early lead.
Throughout the rallies, the Wildcats struggled to get hits past the strong blocks from sophomore Erin Hughes and junior Lola Foord. In the end, South Pas won when sophomore Alyssa Sokolow aced a serve, bringing the score to 25-16.
In the second set, South Pas continued to excel. Every time the Wildcats gained momentum, the Tigers quickly pulled ahead again.
The set was close, with the score often being tied, but with the help of various Sokolow and Garner kills, South Pas was able to persevere. Sophomore Kennedy Taylor and junior Carrie Flemming’ blocks also helped the Tigers dominate the Wildcats down the stretch and they won 25-22.
The Tigers struggled in the third set, looking sluggish and tired. When their energy began to wane, Monrovia’s confidence skyrocketed and the Wildcats took advantage early in the set.
Serves from junior Lindsey Hirano and freshman Ava Dorny helped the Tigers move ahead of Monrovia, while Foord’s kills sealed the South Pas’ win. Thanks to a finishing block by Taylor, the Tigers won, 25-22.
“We started the game off strong, but definitely had our ups and downs throughout the game,” Hughes said. “But towards the end, we pushed through and won.”
The team looks to extend its winning streak when it hosts La Cañada on Thursday, Oct. 10.