Carlmont fails to make CCS


Nickola Milkovki Jr

Gabriela d'Souza, Staff Writer

Carlmont crashed out of the CCS playoffs on Wednesday after losing to Santa Teresa (4-1) in South San Jose. Carlmont was no match for the Saints as they took a commanding 2-0 lead into halftime and did not look back.

Mistakes have marred the Scots all season and it was no different against Santa Teresa. Unfortunately defensive and goal keeping mistakes were present again on Wednesday.

The Carlmont attacks were not very threatening either, Carlmont failed to score till the last 15 minutes when Julian Smith nodded on a free kick to get the Scots on the board.

However, it was too little too late for the Scots who squandered an opportunity to move on in CCS, when it was the first time in two years that they have qualified for the tournament. If Carlmont would have won they would have advanced to play arch-rival Menlo Atherton in the next round.

Carlmont cannot hang their heads for too long, qualifying for CCS was an accomplishment in its own and next year can be looked to with much optimism. Most of the team is returning and another run at CCS is expected.

The Carlmont soccer program is not fully finished though, the lady Scots who possessed a first round bye in CCS play Monta Vista on Saturday at Terra Nova High School.

Nickola Milkovki Jr