Lady Scots triumph over Hillsdale Knights


The starters huddle before the game.

Alisa Takahashi, Art Team

In a quick three sets, the Lady Scots varsity volleyball team was quickly able to find their rhythm and dominate the Hillsdale Knights.

At the beginning of the match, Carlmont struggled and trailed the Knights until they tied the game 12-12.

“We could have come out a little bit stronger, but we fought the whole match and won in three sets,” said senior Natalie Tussy.

The first set started off with Carlmont down 2-6. Lady Scots won the first set 25-21. The second set began with the same slow start as the first, and the Lady Scots and Knights were neck and neck throughout the set.

Carlmont was able to establish a quick pace and started scoring, winning the set 25-20. The Lady Scots finished the game with consistency and ended up winning the third set 25-21.

“We communicated well as a team and fought all the way to the end,” said junior Alex Lay.

Alexis Morrow and Mia Hogan’s hitting,  Elena Mateus’s serving, and Lauren Tierney’s setting contributed to the win for the Lady Scots.


“Hillsdale is a strong team, and when you beat a strong team in just three sets, you always feel good about that,” said coach Chris Chrader.

Carlmont is currently 3-0 and look forward to keeping up their perfect record.

“Now that we have all of our players back from injuries, we’re able to play at a higher level, and hopefully we’ll do really well this season,” said Tussy.

The Lady Scots have upcoming matches against Menlo-Atherton on Oct. 2, Burlingame on Oct. 7, and Terra Nova on Oct. 9.

“We’ve got a long way to go, there’s a lot more things we can be more consistent at. I’m confident that, with our ability, we should be able to succeed even higher than last season,” said Crader.

Mia Hogan serves the ball.
Mia Hogan serves the ball.