Last night we hosted the first Blue Out of the year against Notre Dame Belmont in the WBAL Volleyball season opener. All three Volleyball teams donned the away navy blue uniforms. Our fans packed the stands in a sea of navy leading cheers with teachers, students, and families all together. When our Tri School Community comes together for athletics it is always an electric atmosphere. The Junior Varsity Team added to the electricity splitting sets and going the distance in the 3rd. People kept pouring into the gymnasium as both Varsity teams took the floor for warm ups. Our Water Polo team came straight from the pool, fresh off a victory against Capuchino! 49er’s CalHI Sports were filming and WestCoast Preps were tweeting throughout the game. First serve was off and the fans in the stands were erupting on every point. Mercy dropped a close first set 27-25. The team regrouped and SBO Spirit Leader Rachel Taillon ‘23 made her way down to the court to lead the Mercy side in the Alma Mater. The second set Mercy was all over the net blocking the attacks which lead to split sets. The crowd thinned out, but our Mercy community stayed until the very end. In the third and fourth sets Mercy had control of the game and closed out the victory. Last night was a great night for our community with an outpouring of support.
This past summer we started a project that I am very excited to announce is now ready to download. We have partnered with RepU to create a Mercy Athletics App. Head to the App store on your device, download and follow along with our teams.
Last Saturday the team headed to the Central Coast for an early morning Race in Monterey. The team competed in the Open Race and finished 3rd overall. Ysabella Matsumoto ‘25 and Elise Trinidad ‘23 both won medals for placing in the top 7. Ysabella Matsumoto ‘25 finished 3rd in the girls race 17th overall including the boys running a 16:20.7. Elise Trinidad ‘23 and Sophia Knapp ‘23 finished 6th and 9th.
On Wednesday Mercy traveled to San Jose Municipal course to take on Notre Dame San Jose. Jaylyn Remolona '24 shot a 36 for an eve par round. The team won by 7 strokes.
On Tuesday Mercy Junior Varsity hosted a strong Castilleja tennis team at Skyline. Castilleja was a strong team that took down our team 7-1. Coach P noted that it was a great match with many games going to duece.
On Wednesday our Varsity team traveled to San Francisco to take on Lick Wilmerding. The team was in tough with and battled, however Lick prevailed with a score of 7-0.
On Tuesday the Freshmen team was in tough against Riordan. While they rallied, they were unable to pull together and lost 14-25 and 18-25.
On Tuesday the team had a tough match with Notre Dame Belmont. They were able to put together a few runs but could not close out the sets losing 15-25 and 13-25.
On Friday Mercy hosted Nueva for the 6th game in two weeks. Mercy Junior Varsity continued to put the pedal to the medal beating Nueva 25-2 in both sets.
On Saturday the Junior Varsity team competed in Spikefest in Milpitas. After a long day on court the team beat homestead 25-22, and 25-18. They lost to Carlmont 18-25, 22-25, and Burlingame 19-25, 25-22, 15-12. They finished the day by beating Los Altos 25-7, and 25-15 to place 3rd in the Silver Division. On Tuesday the Junior Varsity team rolled in the first set against Riordan winning 25-6. In the second set Riordan got in a groove and rattled off a few more points however Mercy closed it out by a score of 25-17. On Thursday the Junior Varsity team brought the heat and the emotion in the gymnasium. The team won the first set 25-19. They lost a close second set 20-25. The tension was building during the third set, while Mercy was in control Notre Dame Belmont did not go away quietly. The team closed out the third set with a score of 15-12.
On Friday Varsity hosted Nueva in a quick three sets 25-10, 25-19, and 25-11. Mercy was just too strong all around and overpowered Nueva. On Tuesday Mercy traveled to Riordan to take on the Crusaders. Mercy started strong in the first set stringing together a lot of points, however Riordan’s outsides began to find some holes. Mercy held on to take the first set 25-23. The second and third sets the team was able to get a cushion and won 25-15 and 25-16.
On Thursday the team opened up league play against Notre Dame Belmont. All three matches between the teams last year were intense and after the Junior Varsity game went the distance it set the stage for a great evening. Mercy came out strong offensively however Notre Dame was able to stay close the entire set. Towards the end Notre Dame strung together the last few points to close it out 27-25. In the second set Mercy cleaned up a few errors and plugged the middle. Mia Ferdinand ‘25 and Katie Callagy ‘23 had crucial blocks that carried momentum. Anna Snigorenko ‘23, Juliana Mufarreh ‘24, and Kylie Sok ‘24 found the holes in the Notre Dame defense. After the teams split sets Mercy took control in the 3rd and 4th sets winning by a score of 25-12 and 25-18.
On Tuesday the Water Polo team had its first game of the year against Half Moon Bay. Half Moon Bay has been off to a hot start and Mercy attempted to cool off the cougars. They proved to be tough but Mercy did manage to score 5 goals against them.
On Thursday Mercy played against Capuchino. Both teams were trading goals early but Mercy began to break away as Summer McGuire '23 and Katie Koenig '23 found the back of the net. Kelly Philpott '23 had a strong effort on both offense and defense. Mercy won 14-11 and is now 1-1 on the season.