Comeback forces overtime and victory


Nate Godwin

Carlmont’s goalkeeper Izzy de Wood prepares to block the shot of Half Moon Bay’s Carly Hilvedi.

Nate Godwin, Scot Scoop Editor

Carlmont Girls Varsity water polo beat Half Moon Bay 6-5 in a close overtime finish.

On Wednesday, Sept. 30 the Scots were able to come from behind to force overtime and win the game.

Carlmont was shut out in the first quarter as Half Moon Bay gained a three-goal lead and played strong defense.

“We adjusted after the slow first quarter and were able to advance our level of play,” said Carlmont Coach Bernice O’Connor.

The second quarter saw Carlmont earn their first and second goals, both from junior Megan Olazar.

Down one goal at halftime, Half Moon Bay still had control of the game. The third quarter ended 4-3 with Olazar scoring Carlmont’s third goal.

“We’ve started a few of our games slowly and improved over the course of the games. We’re trying to improve on starting our games strong,” said Carlmont’s Izzy De Wood

Carlmont was able to tie up the game late in the fourth quarter with two goals in quick succession from Sara Yolland and Olazar.

“We are going to improve on finishing our opportunities in games, we didn’t finish and they were able to equalize late and force the overtime,” said Half Moon Bay Coach, Justin Ferdinand.

In overtime, Yolland scored the winning goal to finish an exciting come-from-behind 6-5 win for Carlmont. The Scots continue their season and will be playing Burlingame next.

O’Connor said, “We’re looking to improve our decision making in game situations and controlling the speed of play.”