Tigers Return to Rio Hondo League Action

First published in the Jan. 21 print issue of the South Pasadena Review.

The South Pasadena High School varsity girls’ soccer team hosted Pasadena Blair that quickly turned into a football game as the Tigers blanked the Vikings, 15-0, in a Rio Hondo League contest last Friday.
South Pasadena (2-3-3 overall record, 1-1-2 league) earned its first league victory as senior Ava Dunville, sophomore Iris Pollard, forward Emily Monterroso, junior Sabrina Bluml and junior Daniella Lat each scored two goals. Midfielder Lauren Wong, forward Saidbh Byrne, junior Kaoruko Endo, sophomore Simone Assaf and senior Sadie Abelson each registered one goal.
Earlier in the week, South Pasadena tied a league match at Temple City, 1-1, on Wednesday, Jan. 12. Pollard scored the Tigers’ lone goal to help avoid a league loss.

Photos by Sebastian Moore / The Review
South Pasadena sophomore midfielder Aidan Ogawa (left) and junior defender Declan Swift (right) elevate to block a shot. The Tigers own a 4-3-3 overall record (1-1-1 in league).

South Pasadena is scheduled to host La Cañada for a rematch on Friday, Jan. 21, at 3:30 p.m. The last meeting between the Tigers and the Spartans resulted in a 1-1 tie earlier in the month.


The Tigers’ boys team was shut out by visiting Temple City, 4-0, in a Rio Hondo League match on Wednesday, Jan. 12. South Pas trailed 1-0 at halftime before allowing three more goals in the second half.
The Tigers (4-3-3 overall, 1-1-1 in league) are scheduled to visit La Cañada for a league rematch on Friday, Jan. 21, at 3:30 p.m. The last meeting between SPHS and the Spartans resulted in a 3-3 tie.