Bears claim a victory on Scots’ territory


Mackenzie O'Connell

Samantha Phan defends the ball against the Bears.

Mackenzie O'Connell , Staff Writer

Sarah Stulbarg, the goalie, falls to the ground as her gloves slip through the turf. Only her eyes have contact with the ball. Nothing was going to stop it from getting in that goal. 

The three other goals scored happened the same way.

Menlo Atherton won.

On Feb. 13, the Menlo Atherton Bears traveled to Carlmont and made a mark with a 3-0 win.

Stulbarg, a sophomore, said, “They just wanted it more. It’s as simple as that. They came out on this field, and they wanted the win.”

Although the Scots lost, Stulbarg kept the chances of a goal at a minimum with a series of saves, but she alone couldn’t save the team.

Angie Grundig, a senior, said, “If I am being totally honest, I think we played awfully. We didn’t spread out on the field, and the defense totally lacked communication. We all contributed to this loss tonight, and we needed to step up.”

The girls were unable to connect their passes and execute their plays to their full capacity. Although they worked the ball up the sideline, the Scots played defense for the majority of the game.

Sophia Eaker, a senior, said, “We played well for the last five minutes of the game, but clearly, that is going to get us nowhere. Menlo Atherton is a good team, but the game shouldn’t have ended like this.”

During the first half, the bears made one goal. In the second half, they ran around the field with confidence and scored two more.

The Scots have now won six league games, lost three games, and tied seven games.

“We need to step it up before our next game because the season is coming to an end, and even though we have few seniors on the team, we hope to finish our final season of Carlmont soccer on a good note with our teammates,” Grundig said.

The Scots’ final game of the season is Thursday, Feb. 15 at 4:30.

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