Varsity volleyball confident in second round of league play


Carlmont ready to receive the serve from Terra Nova

Carlmont’s varsity volleyball team secured another win this week as they headed to Pacifica to play the Terra Nova Tigers for the second time in the 2012 season. With this win, the Scots are now 6-2 going into the second round of league play.

This same week, Carlmont lost to the notorious Menlo-Atherton Bears, last year’s Peninsula Athletic League champions, and arguably their stiffest competition. Junior April Smith commented, “the loss to MA didn’t affect us greatly going to the Terra Nova game. We were pretty confident walking in.”

Despite all of this, the Scots quickly fell behind in the first set against Terra Nova, by a margin of as much as eight points. But once again, the Scots showed perseverance and were able to come back. Carlmont won 25-21, with the help of freshman Alex Lay’s eight point serving streak.

“We expected to have a bigger lead from the start. We underestimated our opponents, but we were able to pull it out,” said Smith.

With the first set jitters out of their way, Carlmont played strong and consistent in the next two sets. With very strong finishes, was able to easily win with a score of 25-15 and 25-16, both of which Smith had multiple aces and digs. “Although we didn’t play as hard as we could, we were confident in our abilities to overcome the minor setbacks.”

This week, Carlmont continues its second round of league play, which entitles playing every single team in the PAL again, including the seemingly unstoppable Menlo-Atherton. Smith said, “we are going to have to work hard, but I am confident in my teams ability to be successful. Expect to see us at CCS.”

Carlmont ready to receive the serve from Terra Nova
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