In a CCS quarterfinal match, the Harker varsity girls volleyball team defeated Castilleja in four sets, catapulting the Eagles into the semifinals! In front of a raucous home crowd at Blackford, the Eagles rallied after dropping a tense first set to win the next three in a row. After the game, coach Theresa Smith commended her team, attributing the win to “the serve of [sophomore] Shannon Richardson, the defense of [senior] Mercedes Chien, the smart setting of [sophomore] Selin Ozcelik, and the timely hitting of [unior] Shreya Dixit, [senior] Divya Kalidindi and [sophomore] Jackie Chen.”
Kalidindi led the team with 18 kills in the game, followed by Dixit, whose 12 kills gave her more than 500 in her career, a fantastic accomplishment. Ozcelik led the team in assists with 45, and Chien led the team in digs with 25. Harker will face off against Menlo on Wed., Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Notre Dame Belmont, 1540 Ralston Ave. in Belmont. The winner of that game will play either Soquel or Notre Dame Salinas for the championship.