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Freshman volleyball play hard, but struggle

The Carlmont Scots play hard and fight hard.

[pe2-image src=”” href=”″ caption=”On Oct. 31, Carlmont’s freshman volleyball team faced the Menlo-Atherton Bears in a tough match up. Because the Scots lost to this team earlier in the year, they practiced exceedingly throughout the past week in preparation.” type=”image” alt=”IMG_4166.JPG” ]

[pe2-image src=”” href=”″ caption=”As they wait patiently for the ball to make its return to the opposite side of the court, Erin Wise (17) and Melaina Morgan (1) are focused, prepared, and ready to start a rally for Carlmont.” type=”image” alt=”IMG_4052.JPG” ]

[pe2-image src=”” href=”″ caption=”Carlmont’s starting line-up, which includes Miranda Wong (9), Fio Almada (10), Erin Wise (17) as well as others, celebrate and congradulate Wong, after scoring one of Carlmont’s first points.” type=”image” alt=”IMG_4056.JPG” ]

[pe2-image src=”” href=”″ caption=”Fio Almada (10) is disappointed in her team’s lack of perseverance and performance towards the beginning of the first game as she looks discouragingly at the scoreboard.” type=”image” alt=”IMG_4083.JPG” ]

[pe2-image src=”” href=”″ caption=”Nathallia Saouaf (11) and Melaina Morgan (10) jump in unison to try to block a ball that was hit powerfully and directly over the net. The ball flew right past both Carlmont Scots.” type=”image” alt=”IMG_4102.JPG” ]

[pe2-image src=”” href=”″ caption=”Lynsey Brydon (16) jumps with all of her might as she blocks the ball that was headed directly over the net to Carlmont’s side. In return, she hits the ball right back over to the other side and scores a point for the Scots.” type=”image” alt=”IMG_4110.JPG” ]

[pe2-image src=”” href=”″ caption=”After the Carlmont Scots lose their first game against the Menlo-Atherton Bears, many players are left with little to know hope. Coach Linnea Villen (far right), is the only one who remains enthusiastic.” type=”image” alt=”IMG_4097.JPG” ]

[pe2-image src=”” href=”″ caption=”Erin Wise (17) spikes the ball over the net and directly after, she waits to see if the ball is in or out. The ball turned out to be in the court and counted as a point for Carlmont.” type=”image” alt=”IMG_4119.JPG” ]

[pe2-image src=”” href=”″ caption=”Tori Miranda (8) and some of her other teammates surround the net as Miranda jumps to block and set the ball back to Menlo-Atherton’s side of the court. A Bear then jumps up immediately and spikes the ball right back over to the other side and scores a point.” type=”image” alt=”IMG_4159.JPG” ]

[pe2-image src=”” href=”″ caption=”Lynsey Brydon (16, far right) spikes the ball past the arms of two Menlo Atherton Bears to continue the rally, which ultimately leads to a point for the Carlmont Scots.” type=”image” alt=”IMG_4173.JPG” ]

[pe2-image src=”” href=”″ caption=”Carlmont’s Millan Kanaya (3) is focused and prepared, with her form intact, to serve. This serve leads to a fast and easy point for Carlmont.” type=”image” alt=”IMG_4182.JPG” ]

[pe2-image src=”” href=”″ caption=”Erin Wise (17) jumps at the same time as one of the players on Menlo-Atherton’s team, and the ball eventually rolls down the net, directly in front of Wise and falls to the ground, resulting in a point for MA.” type=”image” alt=”IMG_4234.JPG” ]

[pe2-image src=”” href=”″ caption=”With several Bears nervous that the ball would not fall, Erin Wise (17) and Lynsey Brydon (16) fight to keep the ball in play, however they were unsuccessful. The ball fell right in between them.” type=”image” alt=”IMG_4235.JPG” ]

[pe2-image src=”” href=”″ caption=”Ultimately, the Menlo-Atherton Bears win the match against the Carlmont Scots, 2-0. Following the game, Carlmont was upset and let down by their performance displayed.” type=”image” alt=”IMG_4248.JPG” ]

About the Contributor
Sarah Boro
Sarah Boro, Highlander Editor
Sarah is a senior at Carlmont High School and is beginning her second year as a Journalism student. She is currently the Sports Editor and writer for the Carlmont Highlander as well as a writer for Scotscoop. She hopes to get accepted to college this year and make a difference in the Journalism programs. @sarah_boro

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Freshman volleyball play hard, but struggle