Volleyball dominates in league opener

By Marion Wood

Staff Writer

The South Pasadena High School girls’ volleyball team dominated this Thursday night against their rival, San Marino High School, in their first league game of the season. The Tigers won in four quick games, bringing their overall record to 4-2.

The first game was a strong start for South Pas; high energy and polished playing brought the set to a quick 25-9 win. The Tigers played well together as a team, and outside hitter Sophia Hathaway and setter Molly Feldmeth had especially great performances.

“I think we did okay,”head coach Ben Diaz said. “We started off strong; we especially served tough and spread the ball well.”

The second game was similarly successful, although the Tigers lost more points in the final plays. The set ended with a score of 25-17, which was still a significant win for South Pas.

However, the slight loss of momentum magnified into the third game, and South Pas fell to the Titans. The Tigers were ahead at 23-16, but played sloppily to bring the score to 25-27.

“The other team gained momentum, and with the help of their crowd, they won the game,” Senior Irene Siao said. “We played messy in the third game, but we were a stronger team, so we were able to win overall.”

The Tigers rallied for the fourth and final game, pulling through with a score of 25-7. They started off to a good start, at 14-3, and continued the large lead for the duration of the game.

Overall, the success of this match bodes well for the Tigers in league play. If San Marino is an easy target, hopefully the Rio Hondo League title will be as well. They hope to continue their success in their first home game against La Salle High School in the main gym at 5:30 p.m.