SPHS Varsity Volleyball Defeats Temple City in Four Sets

PHOTO: Richard DeLannoy | SouthPasadenan.com | Maddie Saito takes it to the net

South Pasadena High School Girls’ Varsity volleyball dominated the Temple City Rams to come out victorious in four, powerful sets.

PHOTO: Richard DeLannoy | SouthPasadenan.com | Maddie Saito’s powerful serve

Tigers won the first set 25-16 led by Lily Turner-Kipke’s strong serve with strong support coming from Maddie Saito at the net and two kills from Kimberly Brown and Sophia Benzoni.

Tigers came at the Rams with powerful serves from Lindsey Hirano and kills from Lola Foord and Maddie Saito which brought them to their second set win 25-17.

PHOTO: Richard DeLannoy | SouthPasadenan.com
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The Tigers continued to dominate early in the third set as the Rams were rendered defenseless against Turner-Kipke’s aces. More kills were on the way from both Foord and Brown but the Rams fought back to tie the game 19-19. It was a nailbiter as the Rams pushed their way to a 31-29 win in the third set.

PHOTO: Richard DeLannoy | SouthPasadenan.com | Tigers celebrate a win

But it was not to be, as the Tigers were not going to be denied in the fourth set. Both teams fought hard but the Rams could not overcome the Tiger offense with solid kills once again from Benzoni and Brown that sealed the deal for a Tigers win 25-22.

Next up will be a tough match against South Pas rival San Marino on October 19, 2017 at San Marino

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