Varsity volleyball ready for the tough road ahead

Varsity volleyball ready for the tough road ahead

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

With just one week of the regular season left, Carlmont varsity volleyball bites down and gets ready for their most difficult matches of the season- Burlingame, Menlto-Atherton, and the the Central Coast Section play-offs.

Carlmont was able to take a breather this week as they headed to Peninsula High School where they easily defeated Mills High School. Sophomore Alyssa Espiritu commented, “When you play a team that’s worse than you, the speed of the game can cause our momentum change. Sometimes it can be more difficult to play those kinds of teams because you can play down to their level. But we overcame that.”

Carlmont won 3 straight sets out of 5 with scores of 25-19, 25-17, and 25-14.

Although the Scots did well, it’s safe to say that the road ahead will be no picnic. Next week they will play Burlingame (2) and Menlo-Atherton (1), both of which Carlmont has not been able to defeat yet. Espiritu commented on the keys to being successful in those games. “They will be challenging, but I think it will be really fun to watch and play. We just have to keep playing our game, and cut down on our errors.

Along with Burlingame and M-A, Carlmont also qualified for CCS, which is a huge oppurtunity. “Practices will be similar to how they are now, but we will be working harder and practicing plays because we have to be prepared for CCS.”

Last year, the 2011 volleyball team also qualified for CCS where they would lose a heartbreaking semi-final match to M-A. Espiritu hopes this year will be different, “I expect the other teams to be really strong, but I know our team will do well and play hard.”

[media-credit name=”Carlmont at Peninsula High School” align=”alignleft” width=”300″][/media-credit]