Tornadoes Beat Nitros For First Time in 13 Years

Photo by Nathan Cambridge / Glendale News-Press
The Hoover High School girls’ softball team celebrated a 19-7 victory over Glendale High on Thursday. The squad, guided by head coach Rich Henning and assistant coach Marlena Ramirez, includes Samantha Coromac, Alexis Figueroa, Laura Giron, Desiree Guzman, Janet Jong, Sophia Lozano, Eden Maldonado, Kiahana Montano, Sona Ovasapyan, Makayla Ramirez, Amy Ramos, Sydney Sanvictores, Aaliyah Serna and Celeste Torres.

By Nathan Cambridge
Glendale News-Press

It was time to renew the girls’ softball rivalry between Glendale and Hoover, and this time the spoils of victory would be twofold: city bragging rights and the elusive first victory of the season.
In the end, it was Hoover that seized the day as the host Tornadoes used a big inning to come out on top against Glendale, 19-7, in a Pacific League contest Thursday afternoon that was shortened to five innings via the mercy rule.
“They are our rival school and we want to beat them every year,” Tornado Desiree Guzman said. “[This year] we did and we’re so excited.”
The Hoover win, along with being the first of the season, ended a long drought against its crosstown opponent.
“I think it was amazing because we haven’t beat [Glendale] since 2008,” said Guzman, whose team has a 1-6 record (with all of its games being league competition).
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