Luck was on Pasadena Poly’s side.
There was no other way for Panthers girls volleyball coach Steve Beerman to explain their come-from-behind 23-25, 18-25, 25-19, 25-20, 15-13 win over rival Mayfield in front of an electric crowd in the Prep League opener Tuesday night at Poly.
“They were the better team today,” Beerman conceded. “They were more skilled, played faster than anyone we’ve faced. We were lucky to win, and you can quote me on that.”
In a rematch of last year’s semifinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division 3A playoffs, senior outside hitter Alexis Genske recorded 23 kills and Mimi Morrish fueled a key run in the fourth game to put the Panthers (6-0, 1-0) ahead. Morrish finished with 11 kills.