Girls’ volleyball ends league play with loss to San Marino

Photos by Sophie Yeung
Staff Photographer 

Girls’ volleyball lost to San Marino High School in four sets on Wednesday, October 10 in their final game before the postseason. The Tigers final league record stands at 7-3.

The Tigers started off the first set behind the Titans. San Marino played with full force, but South Pas was able to catch up. Sophomore Lexi Schroeder set the ball to sophomore Lola Foord, who spiked the ball, sending San Marino scrambling to retrieve the ball. It was uphill from there, with an ace by senior Lindsey Kuwahara tying the score at 16. The last few points of the set were close, with both teams staying neck and neck until the final point. With a serve to the net by San Marino, the Tigers won the set, 25-23.

SPHS began the second set with an ace by Schroeder, establishing an early lead for the Tigers. From there, senior Christina Taylor and sophomore Lola Foord blocked a powerful hit from San Marino. However, San Marino ultimately won the set, 25-18.

South Pas fell quickly behind in the third set. Although the Tigers continued their solid play, including a spike by freshman Ally Sokolow, SPHS couldn’t get around San Marino’s skilled setter. Nonetheless, the Tigers communicated well with each other and were able to score several crucial points. However, South Pas lost the set, 25-14.

The team celebrated Senior Night in their last home game.

Determined to win the fourth and final set, South Pas played hard until the very end. The set remained close, with both teams scoring one after each other. Foord hit powerful spikes to the other side, however, several were blocked by the Titans. The game came down to the wire toward the end, but due to South Pas’ mishandlings, San Marino won the set, 25-22.

After the game, the Tigers bid farewell to the seniors on the team with speeches, gifts, and a slideshow. However, the girls’ volleyball season isn’t over, as they will go on to play in CIF after a second place finish in league.

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