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Game Summaries & News 

Check out the information below for the latest results and news about YULA Girls Athletics!
YULA Swim vs Shalhevet
The YULA swim team had their first swim meet last night against Shalhevet and wow it was impressive!
YULA beat Shalhevet, scoring 95 to 59!
The meet started out with the YULA 200 Medley team of Julia Levkowitz, Rivka Abrams, Leila Balter, and Aliza Zavdi coming in at least a length in front of the 2 of Shalhevets teams. The YULA girls looked polished next to their rivals. Next, Rachelle Kelman got 1st place with a personal best time in the 200 freestyle. Leila Balter then placed 1st in both the 200 IM and the 100 Fly, scoring 12 points for the team in 2 of the hardest events in the meet! In the 50 Freestyle, Shira Razi and Henny Rosenfeld got 3rd and 4th respectively for JV. In the next event, the 50 Freestyle, Julia Levkowitz won and qualified with a CIF consideration time. Only the fastest girls in the state achieve this time! Great job Julia! But the team didn't stop there- Aliza Zavdi placed 2nd and Rivka Abrams placed 3rd, giving YULA a big win in the Freestyle sprint. In the 100 Freestyle, Rachelle Kelman gave it her all in a head to head competition for first place. Using her newfound love of flip turns, she was able to pull ahead and win first place, getting a personal best time. Rachel Samouha was close behind in 3rd place. Aliza Zavdi was amazing in the 500 Freestyle, scoring 1st place with a great time. Next the 200 Freestyle Relay, of Julia Levkowitz, Rivka Abrams, Leila Balter, and Rachelle Kelman came in first place, a resounding 30 seconds ahead of Shalhevets 2nd place. In the 50 Backstroke Julia Bennaroch, Mierah Schwartz and Shira Razi all scored points, getting 2nd, 3rd and 4th place. In the 100 Backstroke, Julia Levkowitz and Rachel Samouha were 1st and 2nd place. And in the 50 Breaststroke, the freshman took control as Henny Rosenfeld and Inbal Radaei placed 1st and 2nd scoring big for the team. In the final event, Aliza Zavdi and Rivka Abrams scored getting 2nd and 3rd place.
All of YULA's hard work paid off with a big win over Shalhevet.
Great job ladies!!! 
The YULA track team had their first track meet of the season and regardless of the rain, it was a success. 
The 4x1 relay team, consisting of Jennie Peled, Ella Keller, Sonya Kest, and Ellie Gofman, started the meet off with YULA getting 5th place. Chaya Ehrenburg and Shayna Feldman then ran the mile in their personal best times from the previous year, giving them a great time to start from for the season.
Next was the 400m dash, where some newcomers to the sport, Ella Keller, Leah Tabibi, Julia Gabbay, and Doreen Manshoory, got a taste for some serious competition.
After that, the famed 100m dash-where Peled and Gofman went neck and neck, having only .04 seconds between their times and scoring high in the pack. Meanwhile, in field events, Ella Keller found her footing in the shot put, getting 7th place, with Shayna Feldman following in 12th.
And in the long jump, Gofman got 8th place with springs in her legs. 
The 800 proved to be tough for YULA as we came in the back of the pack. Another strong finish for a Peled as she ran her 200m dash, getting 11th in the field.
And to finish out the meet, our 4x400 relay team of Chaya Ehrenburg, Shayna Feldman, Julia Gabbay, and Doreen Manshoory, showed perseverance as they did this event for the first time.
We hope to see you out at our next meet in April. 
Coach B
Girls Soccer Win vs Valley Torah
The YULA girls varsity soccer team had an amazing match against Valley Torah Saturday night. The Lady Panthers walked away with a 6-0 victory! Captain, Daniella Hatanian came out super strong in the first half scoring 2 goals very quickly. Gold Valensi kept the momentum going for the Lady Panthers, scoring 2 goals of her own!  The teams continued success went on while Kayla Cagan and Bella Ferst also connected for goals.
YULA's defense played a perfect game, allowing the fewest shots on goal of the season!  Goalie, Ruchama Benahamou made some great diving saves against Valley Torahs offense to keep the score at zero the ENTIRE  Game!
In the short time I have had to work with the YULA soccer team,  I have witnessed some amazing growth and perseverance. I am very proud of my entire soccer team for sticking with it through a tough season and finishing so strong.
A big thank you as well to all the friends, family, and staff who came out to support last night and throughout the season! 
Go Panthers!
Coach B 
Girls Basketball vs Oakwood
Our Lady Panthers took on The Oakwood School on Thursday night.  The young Panthers took a lost 66-17.  The Lady Panthers were led by Madeline Rubin with 9pts and 7reb Rebecca Rabanian scored 4pts and 7 reb. Our Panthers team are going through many changes and progressions. Our next game is against De Toledo at De Toledo Monday 5:30pm. The young ladies are also taking on the "Mamba Mentality". Which means to be able to constantly try to be the best version of yourself. A constant quest to try to better today than you were yesterday.  These past games do not define us it creates us.  Look forward to the support. 

Coach Tyus
Girls Tennis @ Providence
October 19
The YULA tennis team ended the season on a very high note with a 10-8 win over Providence! YULA won all the singles matches. Juliette Guetta won all her games as did Hadas Hirt and Tamar Hadad. In doubles games, the team of Ellie Steinlauf and Orly Banafsheha also won their match overall. YULA had a much improved  season from last year winning many more matches then the year before so things are looking up for the YULA tennis program.
League Playoffs are next week. Please come out to support our Tennis program!
Coach Jeff
Girls Varsity Volleyball vs de Toledo
October 17
Another tough game for the Panthers against de Toledo, and although our YULA girls put a a good fight, they still couldn’t push past Jaguars. Alana Bess played a solid game all around, and in game 3 she gained the only ace of the match. A great job to Julia Banarroch for stepping in as a defensive specialist/Libero for the first time. Tammie Peled, gained herself a special shout out by not only leading the team in kills, 2, but as a captain. She led by example and was all over the court, showing her ability to go for the ball, regardless of its location.
Keep up the great work, and help lead the team to victory on Saturday!
Coach Williamson
Girls Tennis match vs de Toledo
October 17
The YULA Tennis team played a hard fought match with de Toledo today. The Final score was de Toledo 11 Yula 7. Lots of the YULA players were able to win matches and strong games were played in singles by Juliette Guetta, Tamar Hadad and Hadas Hirt. In Doubles strong games were played by Orly Banafsheha and Ellie Steinlauf. The girls are right back on the court this Thursday for their last game of the regular season.
Coach Jeff     
Girls Volleyball match vs Buckley (second game)
September 27
The lady Panthers put up a good fight against The Buckley School, who leads the league with 8 wins and zero losses. The whole team served a very strong game with minimal serving errors. A special shout out to Rebecca Rabbanian for leading the team with 4 kills! Also another shout out to Tammie Peled for a strong game over all, leading the team in aces and digs! 
Lets keep this momentum going into the next game vs AGBU!
Coach G
Varsity Tennis vs Providence 
September 14
Last night the YULA girls tennis team won there first match as a team in 3 years! The final score was 12 to 6! The whole team played amazing and the doubles really worked as a team. This win was the first win as a team for many of our players. Hamas Hirt won all of her singles games and Tamar Hadad also won all of her singles games. Juliette Guetta also won each of her singles matches. One of the doubles teams, Orly Banafsheha and Elli Steinlauf, also came out victorious winning all of their games. The whole Panther team should feel very proud of the way they played together as a team. As the coach, I am looking to more firsts for the YULA tennis team this year.

Coach Jeff
Varsity Volleyball vs Oakwood
September 14
  • Tonights game was a rough game for the panthers, against Oakwood. Despite the upset, there were still some outstanding performances. Liana Seidenfeld let the team in Aces with her awesome jump float serve, while team captain Tammie Peled led the team in digs. Hopefully things turn around for the Panthers as they take on Del Toledo on Tuesday, September 19.

Varsity Tennis vs de Toledo
September 12
The Lady Panthers played their best game as a team then they had in many years. The matches were long and hard fought which ended with a tie between both teams. The ties led to 9 sets to 9 sets  per team which this does happen quit a lot in tennis. When this type of tie happens you then must count the total number of games that your team wins all together. The Lady Panthers total came out to 63 games while the other school came out to 64 games. It was definitely heart breaking to lose by one game, but the whole team played amazing!  Our next home match is this Thursday. We hope to have you out there for your support!

Coach Jeff
Varsity Volleyball vs AGBU
September 12, 2017

The PANTHERS match last night against AGBU was a much better game for YULA over all. Taking the game to 4 matches, the YULA girls put up a good fight with multiple rallies. A huge shout out to Liana Seidenfeld and Rebecca Rabbanian for leading the team in attacks! Another special shout to Ayelet Topp for leading the team in digs and ultimately being an effective passer. Ayelet also proved that she is a force to be reckoned with, while leading the team with the most serves and 2 aces.
We hope to see you at our next home match this Thursday!

Girls Tennis vs Buckley
In spite of some last minute adjustments and confusion, the match against Buckley HS went on, and our team was pleased overall.
Our #3 singles couldn't play so Yael Gluck stepped in to play her singles matches. Everyone was able to play last night which was a great experience for our YULA athletes. 
Juliette Guetta did well last night against the #2 and #3 singles players against Buckley, keeping herself focused. 
A special THANK YOU to Yael Gluck and Lauren Kamjoo for cooperating with the team needs and playing in different positions and with different players. 
Our next game is against de Toledo, hope to see you all out there cheering us on!
Coach Juan Carlos 
Girls Varsity game @ AGBU
Congratulations YULA Girls Varsity Volleyball Team for their second victory over new opponent, AGBU.

YULA had a rocky start, losing their first set 25-19. Although the team had strong passing from the back row, they struggled to convert on the third ball, allowing AGBU to acquire several unearned points. YULA fell to a seven point deficit late in the game, unable to come back for the win.

YULA got serious and focused for game two, fighting for every point in a very tight game. The match started with back to back lead changes, continuing throughout the match without more than a three point differential by either team. Senior, Magdalena Lazovsky, gave YULA their first break pushing four points to a 16-13 lead for the largest gap of the game. In the front row, Magda continued her power on the net with a strong kill and several solid hits. Sophomore Liana Seidenfeld had a strong net presence as well as middle blocker, keeping AGBU on their toes while Senior Tamar Samson kept the team in the game with her passing from the back row. YULA Girls stayed focused and calm for a 25-23 win.

Going into game three 1-1, YULA knew they had to continue to stay strong and focused. Tzipporah Mayesh started the team off on the right foot with great serving for a 3-0 early lead. The team kept the lead throughout the game, largely thanks to Sophomore Ellie Zisblatt with a six point serving streak to increase the gap to 12-2. Liana Seidenfeld tallied a block and kill in the game while Magda Lazovsky and Ayelet Topp had several solid attacks. Tamar Samson lead a strong defense and had great passing, receiving several tough servers from across the net. The Panthers found their groove, working hard as a team for the 25-20 victory.

The team was eager to bring it home with a game four victory. AGBU did not let up with strong serving, testing YULA's ability on the receiving end. The game found several lead changes and two and three point swings. At a 17-17 nail biter, Tzipporah Mayesh got her stride with a six point serving run, nearly ending the match. With YULA two points shy of the win, AGBU came back within three. But the Panthers never rattled. The team continue to stay calm with both great passing and net presence. At game point for YULA, Magda went back to the line, serving a perfect Ace for the 25-20 win.

YULA is back on the court against Holy Martyrs, looking to put them on a winning streak. Come support the team at the JCC at 5!
Let's Go Panthers!
Coach Casey

Girls Varsity Volleyball @ Pilibos


YULA Girls Volleyball fought well against Pilibos as they faced them for the second and final time for the season. YULA's first match up against the Eagles did not go well so this round, they were ready to compete.

Game one YULA came out strong. Pilibos had some strong hitting from the net but Libero Tamar Samson was there digging everything that came her way. Magdalena Lazovsky went on four point serving run, tallying aces for each, helping to keep YULA in the running. Magda continued her power on the net with several kills, putting a frustrated Pilibos on their heels. Unfortunately, YULA couldn't quite take the lead away, losing 25-21.

Game two YULA lost a little of their thunder and couldn't quite get into their same grove. The team fell to an early 7-0 deficit and couldn't seem to recover. With several errors all around, the failed to pick up any momentum and suffered a tough 25-11 loss.

Luckily, the game two loss lit a fire for YULA. With Pilibos thinking they were coming in to an easy game three win, YULA was ready to prove just how good they were. With a neck and neck game, Tammie Peled broke through with a six point serving streak, giving YULA their first strong lead of the night, 11-2. Magda continued her magic, not only with several more impressive kills at the net, she also picked up everything around the court, including saving a wild ball heading for the stands, earning YULA a well earned point. Liana Seidenfeld also had a strong presence at the net including an impressive winning battle agains Pilibos's middle blocker. The team came through with a 25-16 win!

YULA went in to game four knowing that they needed two more wins to be victorious over Pilibos. The Eagles once again came out with a strong serve, putting YULA at a 6-0 deficit to start the game. It took YULA a little while to get there footing, but kept pushing and bring YULA back to within one. Both teams fought hard. Setter, Tzipporah Mayesh set up some great plays for our front row to attack. Magda again had a strong game all around, hitting, serving and digging as well as making a second impressive save for a winning point. Unfortunate,y, YULA struggled to put the ball away and earn necessary points to overcome Pilibos. They fell to a 25-16 loss.

YULA showed just how strong a team they are and that they can compete against anyone. Everyone watching could see the improvement of these girls in such little time. We all are eager to get back on the courts for our first match up against De Toledo. Without a doubt, YULA will come out ready to win!


Coach Casey

Girls First Cross Country Meet @ Providence High


Cross country had their first meet of the year and I couldn’t be more proud of the girls. Despite 96 degree weather the entire team ran the 2.6 mile race with vigorous determination, which showed in their times. Each member of the team set personal records for their fastest pace. All of the girls worked so well with each other, pushing each other to keep going and to dig deeper than they ever had before. A special shout out to our three fastest players today – Golda Valensi (21:29), Rachelle Kelman (25:02), and Esther Dahan (25:47). Our next meet isThursday, September 26. Come out and support our YULA PANTHERS!

Coach Corey

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