First published in the Feb. 4 print issue of the South Pasadena Review.
The South Pasadena High School girls’ soccer team has also enjoyed a dominant string of matches, shutting out both of their league opponents while averaging 5 ½ goals per game during that span.
Most recently, South Pasadena routed host Blair High of Pasadena, 8-0, on Friday as forward Sadie Abelson, midfielder Zoe Kim and Ellie Yamada each scored two goals. Midfielder Sabrina Bluml added one goal and two assists, forward Iris Pollard had one goal and one assist, and goalie Ava Hartstein registered four saves.
The third-place Tigers (3-1-3 in league, 4-3-4 overall) are scheduled to wrap up league play by hosting San Marino on Friday, Feb. 4, at 5 p.m. South Pasadena only has one league game left and would need to catch La Cañada (5-1-2 league record) to move up in the league standings and possibly receive a more advantageous playoff seeding.
TIGERS 3, MONROVIA 0
South Pasadena shut out host Monrovia on Jan. 26 as Hartstein posted a team-high 12 saves. Bluml, Yamada, and forward Saidbh Byrne each scored one goal, while Abelson and Brynn Dubester each tallied one assist.