Castilleja overpower Lady Scots

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Junior Lauren Racioppi attempts to steal a pass during the Lady Scots loss to Castilleja.

Kian Karamdashti, ScotCenter Sports

The Castilleja Gators proved too much for girls’ varsity as they defeated the Lady Scots 12-1 Oct. 30 in Palo Alto.

The Lady Scots knew that they were going into a tough match-up this week, but were ready for the challenge.

“Castilleja have a really good team this year, they have a lot of good players who can control the game.” said junior Emily Rudger, “It’ll be a tough game.”

Castilleja proved their worth early as they scored some quick goals on the tough, physical defense of the Lady Scots to go up 6-0 at the half.

“We fought and played hard,” said Coach Bernice O’Connor, “Castilleja played very well and took their chances when they got them.”

The start of the second half featured good defense from both teams as each side struggled to create good opportunities. After a timeout was called by both coaches, Castilleja broke the quarter deadlock to go up 7-0 at the end of the third quarter.

The floodgates opened in the fourth quarter as Castilleja capitalized on Carlmont turnovers to go up 12-0 with 3:30 left in game.

However, junior Kristen Denney was able to put the Lady Scots on the board with seconds remaining to ruin Castilleja’s hope of a shutout.

Although it was a tough loss, the Lady Scots were able to take some constructive criticism from the game.

“We need to get back to the basics if we want to get back to winning ways,” said O’Connor.

Sophomore Lauren Reo also had some things to say about what can be taken away from the game: “We always have to play to our highest potential, no matter how well the game is going.”

The Lady Scots will try to get back on track next week when they take on Aragon at home.