Look out, here come the Tigers!
Tory Lathrop, who guided South Pasadena High to a CIF-Southern Section title a year ago, has her team playing at a high level again.
The Tigers came away with a 2-0 shutout victory over Schurr at home on Thursday afternoon to improve to 6-1 in preseason play. SPHS senior Uma Hornish, with an assist by sophomore Sydney Abundo, scored the first goal while junior Hannah Thompson, with an assist from Hornish, booted in the second as South Pasadena rolled to its fourth straight victory.
Sophomore goalie Kate Buckley, with another outstanding performance, recorded the shutout.
South Pasadena, with its only loss coming to La Salle (2-1), returns to action on Saturday, Dec. 15, when it travels to Newport Harbor High School for the Best in the West Soccer Tournament. The Tigers face La Habra at 11 a.m. in a semifinal match. A second game is slated for 3:30 p.m. at a site yet to be determined.
South Pasadena’s junior varsity squad came away with a 4-0 victory over Schurr on Thursday and are now 5-0 on the season. Sophomore Kaylee Wallace had a hat trick with her three goals while freshman Aurelia Olgin, with an assist by freshman Sophia Goldin, scored the Tigers final goal.
Goalkeeper Andrea Zarazua, a sophomore, recorded the shutout. The Tigers’ junior varsity has yet to concede a goal this season.
“Proud of both teams tonight!” exclaimed Lathrop, the Tigers’ coach who has her teams rolling along just fine, thank you.
South Pasadena High’s boys’ varsity soccer team is gearing up to host Basset High on Monday, December 17 at 4:45 p.m.
The Tigers were 6-0 going into Thursday’s non-league match against Schurr. South Pasadena has given up only one goal all season. The final score saw both teams tied at 1-1.
Following Monday’s game, the Tigers will travel to play San Marino on January 5 for the Rio Hondo League opener.
South Pasadena High’s girls’ basketball team is struggling this season with a 3-10 record.
The Tigers, under coach Cody Madsen, are coming off a 54-35 loss to Victorville on December 8 and are not scheduled to play again until January 5 when they travel to play San Marino for their Rio Hondo League opener.
South Pasadena High’s boys’ basketball team will be looking for its second win of the season Saturday, Dec. 15, when it travels to play Burbank at 7 p.m. in a non-league game.
The Tigers, 1-9, opened the season with eight straight losses before recording a 69-42 win over Sotomayer. They followed that up with a 65-46 loss to Flintridge Prep on December 4.