On Tuesday our community came together to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We hosted our annual Dig Pink Volleyball game against Notre Dame San Jose. GAA Leadership decorated the gym, while the Volleyball parents organized the concession stand. Faculty and staff showed up to support and work the tables. All three volleyball teams, cheer, and dance were pretty in pink in their tie dye Pink Week shirts. As the night went on more of our community filled the gymnasium at Serra High School. After the Varsity team warmed up and put on their new pink jersey’s we started our program. In a special surprise we honored Olivia Langridge ‘23 with her CCS Gymnastics Championship ring. As the game got underway the crowd brought the energy with the cheer team stunting after the first set. After an intense second set the dance team rallied the crowd. Varsity closed the match out in three sets with Francois and Racheal Taillon ‘23 waving our Mercy flag. What makes nights like these so special is everyone pitching in with various responsibilities. From our volleyball parents who worked the snack bar all night, to the faculty and staff who all volunteered their time to help with admissions, and our leadership team coming out to support. Thank you to all for making it a special night for our community.
On Saturday Mercy cross country competed in the Westmoor Ram Invitational. Ysabella Matsumoto ‘25 finished with a personal record running 51 seconds faster than last year and the course was .18 longer. Elise Trinidad ‘25 and Isabella Webb '26 also had strong showings.
On Tuesday Mercy hosted The Kings Acadmey in a non league match. Mercy won the match 282 to 292. The low scorer for both teams was Jaylyn Remolona '24 with 45. The next lowest scores for Mercy was Eva Denten '23 52 and Madison Yao '26 58, The low score for The King’s Academy was Kristen Tang if with a 47.
On Tuesday Mercy Junior Varsity traveled to Backestro Park in a rematch with Notre Dame San Jose. They played 5 matches all doubles prosets. Mercy earned victories at number 1 doubles from Naomi Torres '23 and Anani Perez '26 finishing 8-6.
On Tuesday Mercy hosted Notre Dame San Jose at Skyline. Many matches went the distance. Maria Shelley '24 pushed her opponent to a third set before losing the breaker. Persia Ehteshami '24 won in straight sets and Lindsey Barrera '24 and Zoe Chow '23 won 7-6, 6-3. Mercy lost 4-2.
On Thursday Mercy traveled to Priory
On Tuesday Mercy Freshmen competed in their first Dig Pink against Notre Dame San Jose. Mercy had a strong showing however NDSJ was able to get the better of the team finishing in straight sets 12-25 and 21-25. On Thursday the team traveled to Crystal Springs and battled with the gryphons. The energetic crowd could be heard from the top floor the gymnasium. Mercy edged out a close first set 25-22 however fell in the second set 19-25. Mercy was able to on the scoreboard early in the third and final set but Crystal came charging back. Every point had the crowd and both teams on pins and needles and Mercy pulled through 15-13 to take the victory.
On Tuesday the Junior Varsity team hosted Notre Dame San Jose. In a close first set Mercy won 26-24. The second set Mercy cruised to a straight set victory with a score of 25-12.
On Thursday Mercy traveled to Priory for a close match that most of our going to a third and deciding set. Persia Ehteshami '24, Emma Hanson '23 Sydney Meinerth '23, Lindsey Barrera '24 and Zoe Chow '23 all lost in third sets. Shayla Whitley '24 and Hayden Damsgarrd-Hughes '24 won their match at number 3 doubles.
On Tuesday Mercy hosted Notre Dame San Jose. The team got out to an early start thanks to strong hits from Anna Snigorenko '23, Juliana Mufarreh '24 and Ava Cacao '25. Notre Dame did not go away quietly has they pushed Mercy in the second in which they won 30-28. Jenna Manuel '24 sealed the faith with an ace late in the second set. The third set saw our setters, Nikki Vo '24 and Clare O'Brien '24 get the ball in the right spot. Mercy won in straight sets with a final score of 25-18.
On Thursday Mercy traveled to Crystal Springs and got off to a hot start thanks with Nikki Vo '24 serving out the first 8 points in a row. Mercy's balances offensive attack kept Crystal on their heels with Mercy winning 25-7. The second set finished with a similar score 25-5. All three of our middle blockers, Katie Callagy '23, Cece Murray '23 and Mia Ferdinand '25 had a block party. Mercy won in straight sets with a final set score of 25-14. Next up Castilleja at home.
Last weekend the team traveled to Watsonville for a tournament. The team split games on Friday with a loss to Cupertino and a win over Pacific Groove. On Saturday morning the team took on a tough Edison and lost. Later in the day they finished against Notre Dame Belmont. After a long week Mercy lost 11-15. Looking forward to the sister splash rematch on October 7th.
On Tuesday the Water Polo team traveled to San Mateo in a PAL league match up. Kelly Philpott '23 scored 4 goals Summer McGuire '23 scored 4 and Katie Koenig '23 scored 3 goals. After an intense battle Mercy was victrious 11-7.
On Thursday Mercy played Sequioa and the highlight of the game was Niamh Dawes '23 and Gracie Gavin '23 scoring their first goals of the season. Mercy lost 18-12.