The Scots beat the Bears after four sets


Mackenzie O'Connell

Sophomore Alisha Mitha spikes the ball against the Bears.

Mackenzie O'Connell

The ball smacked the court against Menlo-Atherton. The girls screamed and rallied. The parents leaped out of the bleacher. The Scots had beat the Bears.

On Oct. 5, the Scots claimed a victory after a four-set match against the Bears. Although last season the Bears would have posed a threat to the Scots, they were no match for them this season.

The girls kept their intensity high as they took easy wins during the first two sets. Sophomore Catherine Dahlberg scored a series of points during the first two sets as she spiked the ball over the net and blocked most of the Bears spikes.

Maya McClellan, a senior, said, “I think we started off really strong against this team. We knew this was a team we wanted to beat and we grew really confident during the first two sets. Unfortunately, we had slip-ups and mistakes during the third set. It was still a good match and overall I am happy we won.”

The Scots won the first set 25-10 and the second at 25-15. During the first two sets, the Lady Scots showed full energy and talent.


Yet as the third set approached the ladies were overconfident and made mistakes that overall cost them. The girls stopped communicating and lost their hustle to get to the ball.

Katie Wong, a junior, said, “I think we played really well during the first two sets but we totally lost energy during the third set. I wish we had kept it together and tightened up the mistakes but it was still a great game. Next time we need to remember to stay focused no matter the score.”

As the Scots made small errors the Bears took advantage of the court and won the third set 25-18.

Finally, the Scots pulled their game together once again and beat the Bears 25-13.

“Of course we could’ve played a little better during the third set but we played really well and in the end really picked it up and played as a team. We were ready to leave with a win,” said Dahlberg.