Carlmont Scots conquer the Hillsdale Knights


Ari Ravi

Amanda Fraser runs across the court to set the ball.

The Carlmont girls freshman volleyball team defeated Hillsdale in a quick two-set victory.

The Scots played on Oct. 8 at their home court. They started the game with an early lead and never backed down after that. They beat the Knights 25-13 in the first set and 25-11 in the second.

The girls were very vocal with one another on the court, cheering on their teammates after every play.

Coach Aya Kubo said, “The girls started out strong and kept the lead the whole time. We had everything come together. Our passes, sets, and hits were great. We even ran a couple of plays, which really made the team work together as a group.”

Strong spikes and good sets laid the foundation for what turned into a blowout game. The players never stopped playing as hard as they could, despite having a large lead.

Amanda Fraser said, “I’m glad we all cooperated and worked together as a team. We ran special plays, so it was just really exciting to watch. I’m really proud because we kept up a fight. I think if we keep playing like we just did, we have a good shot to go undefeated for the rest of this season.”

Ari Ravi
Madelyn Mercado spikes the ball.

Even though they suffered a devastating loss against one of their close rivals, the Knights still kept their heads held high and maintained good sportsmanship. After the game, Hillsdale focused on what they excelled at and what they needed to improve on.

Hillsdale freshman Jordan Aoki said, “I think we played good defense this game. We just have to improve on talking and maybe hitting a little bit, but overall, we did really good. Everyone on our team was pumped up, and we made sure to stay positive.”

The Scots look forward to finishing the rest of the season strong.

Emilie Takahashi said, “We played great, and we came together as a team. Our teamwork really paid off today.”

The Scots play again on Oct. 15 at Carlmont High School.