By Marion Wood
The South Pasadena High School girls’ volleyball team is continuing to take care of league competition, defeating both Blair and Temple City High school in three sets each.
After defeating Blair, the players were especially optimistic about the upcoming game against Temple City High School on Thursday, October 16th.
“I think the game against Temple City is going to go well, as long as we have energy and do what we’re supposed to,” Hathaway said. “It should be a pretty easy game.”
The Tigers started off with strong serves, especially from senior capitain Sophia Hathaway and sophomore Molly Feldmeth. The Rams struggled on serve receive and on defense, allowing the Tigers to control the game. The first set finished with a score of 25-11, a definitive win for the Tigers.
This continued into the second and third games, which ended at 25-5 and 25-9. The successful match brought the Tigers league record up to 5-0.
In the game last Tuesday, the Tigers easily defeated Blair High School. They won in 3 sets, with scores of 25-3, 25-13, and 25-8 respectively.
The Blair game provided a chance for the Tigers to experiment with new rotations and players. This year, the team was required to top-spin serve, which prompted more missed serves and threw off the game’s rhythm.
“It’s hard to have energy when you’re playing a team that isn’t as good. We also just made some stupid mistakes,” Hathaway said. “We should’ve made it a lot cleaner than it was.”
Judging by the success of recent games, the South Pasadena High School girls’ volleyball team is expected to continue to dominate the Rio Hondo League, finishing the season in first place. They hope to continue their five game streak in their upcoming home game against Monrovia High School on October 23rd at 3:30 p.m.