Tough battle results in victory for varsity volleyball

Erin Alonso, Natalie Tussy, Kellan McDonough, and Alexis Morrow jump for joy after their win

Erin Alonso, Natalie Tussy, Kellan McDonough, and Alexis Morrow jump for joy after their win

Alisa Takahashi, Art Team

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The energy from late-arriving fans from both schools and the consistent support of energetic parents pushed the Lady Scots’ to victory in an evenly matched four sets versus the Hillsdale Knights Thursday night.

 Just before the last set, herds of Carlmont and Hillsdale fans poured into the bleachers. Giving Carlmont the upper hand, the Lady Scots managed to pull through for a victory, slowly but surely.

Starting the match off energetic and pumped up, the Lady Scots won the first set 25-21. The second set started off  slow with Hillsdale always up by one to three points until Carlmont finally tied the set at 14-14. The Lady Scots once again managed to barely win the second set with a final score of 25-22.

The third set started off even slower, with Hillsdale’s quick start to a six point lead against the Lady Scots. As the set went on, the Lady Scots started to lose energy and aggressiveness allowing  the Knights to prevail, winning their first set 25-22.

The last and final set, football players and cheerleaders from both schools encouraged their teams to play as hard as they could. Elena Mateus said “the crowd really helped wake us up”.

The fourth set started off with many lead changes, but after the Lady Scot’s ten point unanswered streak, they pushed through and won the game, with a final score of 25-11.

April Smith said, “It took time to get the energy out there, but we finally did it towards the end and it showed through thanks to the crowd”.

In one word, Carlmont student Veronica Eghdami described the game as “intense.”

This win was great for the Lady Scots and can only lead to more success for the team.

An especially memorable highlight from Thursday night’s game was Alex Lay’s six consecutive digs in a single play, helping her team to victory against the Knights.

Coach Chris Crader said, “Even though we were a little inconsistent, I believe in what we have. And when we figure it out, we’ll keep building through the season and it’ll become more fun every week”.

On Oct. 4th, Carlmont will face the Notre Dame Tigers in their infamous “Battle of Belmont”. Crader is confident in his team’s great ability to perform and said, “the sky’s the limit with these girls.”

From left to right: Kellan McDonough, Sabrina Miller, and Amelia Tupou prepare to jump for a block

From left to right: Kellan McDonough, Sabrina Miller, and Amelia Tupou prepare to jump for a block

Players on the court huddle together after scoring a point

Players on the court huddle together after scoring a point

 

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