Hard work pays off


Senior Kallan Bedard had 25 kills

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

This week, the Carlmont’s varisty volleyball team headed to San Mateo High School to play the Bearcats and captured their first away game victory of their 2012 season, bumping their record to 3-0 in league.

In the first set, Carlmont was slow getting the ball rolling, but eventually pulled away and won 25-15. Senior Monica Chin commented, “to a certain extent, not having a home-field advantage is hard because you have to adjust. But also we needed to gain momentum, and that put us on top in the end.”

Carlmont had all the momentum going into the second set, but the Bearcats came back with vengeance. After going point for point for most of the game, San Mateo clinched with a nail-biting score of 24-26. The Scots knew they would have a long game ahead of them.

“We had a lot of service errors and it was hard to bounce back. But now we had a fresh start and there was no point in dwelling on the errors. It was good motivation,” said Chin.

In the third set Carlmont, quickly fell behind by a wide margin and groans from the crowd were impossible to ignore. When the score was 12-19 San Mateo, the Scots showed resilience and worked hard to win 26-24. “We knew we couldn’t give up because if we did then winning would never ever be a possibility,” Chin said.

Many fans were on the edge of their seats in the fourth set, which was potentially the winning match for Carlmont. Carlmont started strong and finished with a score of 25-22. The Scots were relieved and satisfied with their on the road victory.

On Thursday, Carlmont will play Aragon High School, who always proves to be a tough competitor.

“Aragon plays really hard. We need to start out strong and gain the upper hand early unlike at San Mateo. If we do that and we have confidence we have a great chance,” added Chin.

Senior Kallan Bedard had 25 kills
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