Varsity volleyball spirits are low after loss against Bears


Nicole del Cardayre

Freshman Morgan McClellan subs out for senior Sarah Smyth.

Nicole del Cardayre, Staff Writer

Coming off a first place victory at the Westmoor highschool’s “Spike of Thrones Tournament”, the girls’ volleyball team confidently went into their match against their rival Menlo-Atherton on Tuesday.

On Sept 20 the girls’ volleyball team fought hard against their opponent Menlo-Atherton. Unfortunately, after the long battle, the Scots lost their winning streak.

“Going into this game we were all a little bit nervous as Menlo-Atherton is normally one of the tougher teams we play,” said junior Maya McClellan.

Game one was a slow start for the Scots as they lacked their usual energy and enthusiasm. Carlmont’s libero, senior Makenna Twisselman consistently hit the floor point after point diving for hard hits from Menlo’s middle and outside hitters.

The Bears had a quick win in the first match beating Carlmont 25-13. However, during game two the scots fought back and regained their confidence beating Menlo-Atherton 25-21. McClellan had multiple powerful hits that resulted in kills for Carlmont.

For the game point, junior Sophie Srivastava set the ball to McClellan who promptly smashed it between the opponents block winning game two.

“After we lost game one we were all a little defeated. For game two I think that our competitiveness kicked in and we fought back,” said junior Sophie Srivastava.

Coming off of the Scots win of game two, match number three took a turn of events. After a close game between Menlo and Carlmont, the Bears took game three winning 25-19.

“I felt ok, I’m always nervous going into games, during the 3rd game I felt better about how I was playing,” said freshman Morgan McClellan.

Game four was the final act of the battle between Carlmont and Menlo-Atherton, however, the Scots lost 25-21.

“It always sucks to loose, however losing to MA was worse because I know that we have the potential to beat a team like that. After our tournament this weekend I was hoping to have another win but what’s important is that we fought really hard and played to the best of our ability,” said Morgan McClellan.