Girls’ Volleyball Cruises Past Div. 1 La Salle in Straight Sets

This article is from Tiger Newspaper’s September 2015 issue

By Riley Segal

Staff Writer

Photo by Matt Scholtz

The girls’ volleyball team beat the La Salle Lancers on the road in three sets yesterday, with scores of 25-22, 25-23, and 25-16. The Lancers, a Division 1AA team, provided a challenge to South Pas, but the Tigers came out on top.

The Tigers and the Lancers stayed even throughout the first and second sets, with the home team leading before the Tigers managed to catch up and maintain the lead. Junior Kate Kutzer fueled the Tigers’ lead, but the Lancers’ defense kept the score close. Though La Salle had fairly consistent hits throughout the whole game, junior Maddy Hirano kept the Lancer attacks from reaching their targets.

Junior Molly Feldmeth and senior Taleen Mitchell produced powerful kills more often in the second and third sets. The deafening roar of the Tiger fans put the Lancers on edge, causing La Salle to make many errors. Towards the end of the match, the Lancers fell apart and South Pas was able to win 25-16 in the third set.

“This game was unbelievable. We were just so connected throughout the game, and the support we got was amazing,” Kutzer said.

The Tigers have performed exceptionally well in preseason play with a record of 7-1, and the team will be a dangerous competitor in league if it continues with such a high level of play. League season kicks off on Thursday, October 1, in an away matchup against Temple City.

“Considering that La Salle is a Division 1AA team and we’re a Division 2AA team, I am sure that we will be phenomenal in league,” Feldmeth said. “Such intense competition is also going to help us immensely for CIF because this is the level of play we’re going to see.”