South Pasadena Tigers turn back Marquez 4-0 in the State Regional Girls’ Soccer Championships
A quick goal in the first 30 seconds set the tone as South Pasadena High’s girls’ soccer team continues to roll in a season to remember.
Uma Hornish found the net before many had found their seats at Roosevelt Field on the SPHS campus, and the Tigers added three more second half goals against Marquez in State Regional Soccer Championships.
The 4-0 win improved the Tigers’ record to 21-3-3 and sends South Pasadena to the state semifinals on Thursday against the winner of the Ventura versus West Adams game, also played on Tuesday.
South Pasadena, the CIF Division 5 champions, has a chance to play a second straight home game on Thursday. If the Tigers win that one, they’ll play again Saturday in the Southern California finals. Word out of CIF is the SoCal winner will not face the Northern California champion should South Pasadena reach the championship game.
Following Uma Hornish’s early game goal against the Gladiators, the Tigers’ offense didn’t score again until the second half as Lorraine (Rainey) Tilley, Emily Dunn and Corey Segal all tallied goals.
“This is the team to beat,” Tigers’ coach Tory Lathrop told her team after the victory. “You have set the tone. Well done to everyone tonight.”
South Pas players seemed to take the win in stride, like a team expecting to win every game it plays.
Lathrop called it a “fantastic showing,” before saying, “they’re all really humble and just want to get the job done. They love playing for each other and doing their best. They come out with the mindset that they’re going to win.”
Look for a longer recap of Tuesday’s game on Wednesday.
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