SPHS Girl Volleyball’s Unstoppable Momentum | The Team That Can’t be Beat

The SPHS Volleyball team is on a trajectory for a perfect season in the Rio Hondo League, with a no-quit attitude and unbelievable teamwork

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS, High School Varsity Girl's Volleyball Vs. La Cañada. Pink day for breast cancer awareness, Tigers win!

Following a 1-2-3 punch of dominating San Marino, Monrovia, and most recently (and arguably) their toughest opponent yet, La Cañada, the South Pasadena High School Girl’s Varsity Volleyball team has made quite an impact this season.

Currently standing at 8-0 for the Rio Hondo League, the Tigers – helmed by coach Ivy Chew and captained by Lindsey Hirano, Lola Foord, and Abby Garner have a resolute momentum with no signs of slowing down.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS, High School Varsity Girl’s Volleyball Vs. La Cañada. Pink day for breast cancer awareness, Tigers win!
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS, High School Varsity Girl’s Volleyball Vs. La Cañada. Pink day for breast cancer awareness, Tigers win!

With a final score of 3-0, the game was set in favor of the Tigers against rivals San Marino, two weeks ago. Though the Titans currently stand at 1-5 for the Rio Hondo League, the competition was nevertheless fierce going into the 4th period.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | High School Varsity Girl’s Volleyball, South Pasadena Vs. San Marino; South Pasadena wins
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | High School Varsity Girl’s Volleyball, South Pasadena Vs. San Marino; South Pasadena wins

Assists from setters #24 Sophia Reyes and #21 Katharine Florence secured the victory as #17 Lola Foord and #18 Abigail Garner boasted a .609% and .500% hit percentage rate respectively for the game.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | High School Varsity Girl’s Volleyball, South Pasadena Vs. San Marino; South Pasadena wins
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | High School Varsity Girl’s Volleyball, South Pasadena Vs. San Marino; South Pasadena wins

Following their victory against the Titans, the next matchup against Monrovia whose league standing at 4-5, produced similar results as once again the Tigers dominated 3-0.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS, High School Varsity Girl’s Volleyball Vs. La Cañada. Pink day for breast cancer awareness, Tigers win!

#5 Alyssa Sokolow and Foord kept the kill percentage high, with a tally of 8 and 10 kills during the game, as #1 Lindsey Hirano served up 5 aces and Freshman #14 Ava Dorney received a 28.6 ace percentage.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS Girl’s Varsity Volleyball. South Pasadena Tigers Vs. Mayfield, Tigers Win
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | High School Varsity Girl’s Volleyball, South Pasadena Vs. San Marino; South Pasadena wins

Last week in particular saw the team sporting pink shirts, observing October as Breast Cancer Awareness month.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS, High School Varsity Girl’s Volleyball Vs. La Cañada. Pink day for breast cancer awareness, Tigers win!
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS, High School Varsity Girl’s Volleyball Vs. La Cañada. Pink day for breast cancer awareness, Tigers win!

Going into the match, their opponents, the La Cañada Spartans, had a league record almost paralleling that of the Tigers’ 8-0, with La Cañada at 7-1 (the loss being to South Pasadena in a previous match at an away game.)

Bracing for a prolonged, near 2-hour flurry of furious volleys, driving spikes, and spectacular set-ups, the squad was in rare-form eventually edging out the Spartans in the 4th period in an emotional victory ending in a 3-1 game.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS, High School Varsity Girl’s Volleyball Vs. La Cañada. Pink day for breast cancer awareness, Tigers win!
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS, High School Varsity Girl’s Volleyball Vs. La Cañada. Pink day for breast cancer awareness, Tigers win!

With a knock-out team the Tigers continue to show ferocity and exemplary chemistry amongst its players. Their next league opponents are the Blair Vikings on Tuesday October 15, whose record currently is at 0-6.

Stay tuned for updates from Tuesday’s game

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS, High School Varsity Girl’s Volleyball Vs. La Cañada. Pink day for breast cancer awareness, Tigers win!
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS, High School Varsity Girl’s Volleyball Vs. La Cañada. Pink day for breast cancer awareness, Tigers win!
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS, High School Varsity Girl’s Volleyball Vs. La Cañada. Pink day for breast cancer awareness, Tigers win!
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS, High School Varsity Girl’s Volleyball Vs. La Cañada. Pink day for breast cancer awareness, Tigers win!
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS, High School Varsity Girl’s Volleyball Vs. La Cañada. Pink day for breast cancer awareness, Tigers win!
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS, High School Varsity Girl’s Volleyball Vs. La Cañada. Pink day for breast cancer awareness, Tigers win!
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | SPHS, High School Varsity Girl’s Volleyball Vs. La Cañada. Pink day for breast cancer awareness, Tigers win!

 

Eric Fabbro
Eric Fabbro is a South Pasadenan whose family goes back to the 1950's. He graduated SPHS 2008, and Art Center College of Design in 2014. His versatile skill-set includes illustration, digital media, graphic design & photography. Eric is the in-house illustrator for The South Pasadenan, and the creator of our South Pasadenan icon logo. His work has been shown in galleries throughout the Los Angeles area.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here