Women’ Volleyball workforce reaches state semi-finals


After the sport, the workforce was offered with the ultimate 4 trophies and a banner.

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IPSWICH – The women’ varsity volleyball workforce efficiently clocked a problem to advance to the Division 4 semi-finals from Nipamuk Regional Excessive College on Saturday afternoon.

The primary seed, the Tigers have had 20 wins and only one loss in a season.

It was considered one of two quarterfinal video games received by Ipswich Excessive College on Saturday, with the women’ hockey workforce additionally making it to the semifinals.

Though the ultimate volleyball rating confirmed the Tigers successful one other 3–0 sweep (25–11, 25–16, 25–12), coaches and athletes described the match as a tricky recreation.

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Within the third set, for instance, the Tigers had plenty of forwards and backwards to begin earlier than the sport was over.

“They got here out robust,” Upton opposition coach Stacey Sonke mentioned. “We fortunately got here out to match their depth, and we discovered our groove.”

Kendra Brown serves

“All of us performed splendidly,” mentioned junior Kendra Brown. “All of us got here out actually swinging from the beginning.”

Junior Grace Sorenson agreed and described Nipmuk as “super-strong competitors”. However we simply performed our recreation. It was a workforce effort.”

Claire O’Flynn and Isa D’Souza (foreground) blocked

statistics for the sport

Sorensen: Seven kills, 5 aces, 5 digs
Claire O’Flynn: Six Kills
Meghan Wallace: 4 Murders, Two Blocks
Ella Stein: 4 Aces, 4 Digs
Carolyn Bailey: Eight Digs (Crew Excessive).

The Tigers at the moment are getting ready for a recreation in opposition to the Superior Math and Science Academy, a constitution faculty in Marlborough. That workforce defeated Hamilton-Wenham in spherical eight to advance to the semi-finals.

Claire O’Flynn and Grace Sorenson blocked

When requested concerning the preparations, Sonke mentioned that the workforce will first recuperate. “It is essential to remain wholesome this time of 12 months,” she mentioned.

Brown mentioned the workforce would “apply placing 100% each day” as a result of she knew the opposite workforce can be simply as desperate to make it to the finals.

Liz Linklater acts

“We simply must work our hardest and maintain making an attempt new issues,” Sorensen mentioned.

The semi-final in opposition to Superior Math & Science will happen on Wednesday, November seventeenth at 6:30 PM at Woburn. The opposite semi-final takes place on the identical day on the similar venue between Linfield and Medway.

Linfield can also be a member of the Cape Ann League. Through the common season, the Tigers received each video games 3–2 and three–0.


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