Boys’ volleyball competes in Dos Pueblos Tournament

By Ryan Nakamura

Staff Writer

Boys’ volleyball completed the Dos Pueblos Tournament with a 1-2-1 record. The Tigers traveled to University of California, Santa Barbara to compete against San Marcos, San Luis Obispo, Martin Luther King and Newburry King High Schools.

The Tigers’ first game pitted South Pas against powerhouse San Marcos in two matches. South Pas made a statement comeback to erase a nine-point deficit, but the Tigers were unable to convert on the final plays of the set. San Marcos quickly gained the upper hand in the second set to give South Pasadena its first loss of the tournament.

South Pasadena faced off against San Luis Obispo in the second round of the tournament. San Luis Obispo came out with quick kills to eventually close out the game 2-0 in commanding fashion. The Tigers saw themselves dropping two straight matches of the competition.

South Pas bounced back from a shaky start and claimed its first victory of the tournament after a two set rout against Martin Luther King High School. South Pas would tie their final match against Newburry Park. Newburry would take a first set victory but falter against the Tigers in the second for an even result.

“By taking on tougher teams [in the tournament], it prepares us better for challenges in league,” senior Matthew Ng said. “Still, we’re proud of our chemistry and energy and being able to take on tougher teams.”

The Tigers next game will be against El Rancho High School, away on Tuesday, March 22.