Varsity volleyball continues dominance late in the season


Seiya Mirande

Senior Elena Mateus prepares to serve the ball back to Hillsdale opponents

Seiya Mirande, Staff Writer

Carlmont’s varsity volleyball shut out the Hillsdale Knights with a three set win.

On Thursday Oct. 15, the Carlmont Scots and the Hillsdale Knights squared off on the court. This game was important for the Scots because a win would push them closer to the first place spot in the PAL.

Despite the end score, the Knights gave the Scots a run for their money. All three sets ended in relatively close scores.

It was a competitive match from the beginning as the Scots and Knights exchanged points back and forth with each other. After a quick scoring streak, the Scots were able to close out the first set 25-19.

Another competitive match was won by the Scots with the match set by an ace by sophomore Maya McClellan. Again, the score was Scots-25, Hillsdale-19.

“This game, our serves played a big part in our win because good serves make it hard for the other team to play offense,” said senior and defensive specialist Erin Alonso.

The Scots were able to cap off the win with a kill by senior Mia Hogan. The third set ended with a final score of 25-20.

“I think we played well. We had some ups and downs but I think what got us the win was that we were able to close out every set” said head coach Chris Crader.

This game improves their league record to an exceptional record of 7-1. The Scots sit in second in the PAL behind Menlo Atherton, who is currently undefeated.

“I think we need to work on keeping a consistent level of play through the end of the season” said sophomore Sophie Srivastava.

The Scots will try to use this win as a stepping stone for a late season push to the CCS. They will make the effort to match the success of this game next Tuesday against Half Moon Bay High School.