Carlmont leaves the Bears’ court with a loss


Mackenzie O'Connell

Senior Hannah Wright celebrates her point despite Carlmont's deficit.

Mackenzie O'Connell, Staff Writer

The first point of the game predicted the rest of the night as the Lady Scots fell to the floor in attempts to beat the number one team in the league.

On Oct. 13 the varsity volleyball team lost all three straight sets to the Menlo-Atherton Bears. Though the Scots fought hard during the first set they began to lose momentum as the game went on. The Bears continued to stay consistent and claimed a victory on their court.

As the game began the Scots started off strong as they held the lead for a majority of the first set. Senior and libero Makenna Twissleman played strong defense for the Scots.

Senior Hannah Wright said, “We did play really hard in the beginning, but M-A is a great team. Although we lost we definitely gave the team a run for their money.”

Freshman Morgan McCllean and junior Sophie Srivastava kept the rallies going as they had several astonishing saves and were able to get the ball over the net. However, their saves and hits were not enough to outlast M-A’s strong play as the first set ended with a 25-22 loss for Carlmont.



Once the first game slipped from the Scot’s finger tips their play went downhill as they were unable to stop the balls coming over the net. The Lady Scots began to lose control of the ball as it flew too high and went beyond the boundaries of the court.

“I think we didn’t play the best. We didn’t have enough fight in this game and are energy just was not enough to win it for us tonight. When we needed our energy the most it wasn’t there,” said Maya McClellan.

The Scots began to slip behind as their confidence waned as the Bears were able to win 25-18 in the second set.

In the final set, the Scots lost all momentum it seemed as the Bears took the lead and held a big gap on the scoreboard for the majority of the game. Wright tried to keep her teammates focused in the game by cheering but their plays became unorganized causing the team to ultimately lose 25-16.

Senior Twissleman said, “The last game we played against M-A was a little more successful as we were able to win at least one set. But overall, I think the freshman stepped up tonight. They played really well and grew even more from this game despite the loss tonight.”