Cavs volleyball cruise to victory

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Both teams look on as Hollis Brookline's Monika Schneider '16 makes an effort to return the ball.

Liam Flaherty, Sports Writer

Cavaliers Girls Volleyball team took on the visiting Keene Blackbirds yesterday and defeated them in 3 games . Scoring 25-10, 25-21, and 25-8, the Cavaliers controlled the court throughout the entire match. With two previous sweeps under their belts against Manchester Central and Dover, Wednesday’s win improved their record to 3-0 on the season.

Dressed in their home black and blue jerseys, the Cavs took the court for the first game, greeted by a thunderous applause from their devoted fans. The game started off tight, but as soon as the Cavs got comfortable, they quickly began to run away with the lead. Offensively charged by seniors Bella Zampieri ‘16 and Maddy Blake ‘16, as well as a strong defensive team effort, the Cavs were able to capture game one 25-10.

Game two was closer than the first. The Blackbirds hung with the Cavs throughout most of the game but in the end, their efforts were not enough. Down 21-20, the Cavs locked in and scored four straight points to win the game on a kill from Elizabeth Atkinson ‘19. Atkinson has really started to prove herself in her first year and is now showing that she will be a pivotal piece to the 2015 roster.

The last match was easily won as the Cavs went on to secure the match victory. Led by Kaitlin Johnson ‘17 and more from Atkinson, the Cavs tore up the Blackbirds’ defense and won the contest by a score of 25-8. Kyra Belden ‘19 also made strong contributions throughout the game by setting up her teammates with an impressive 13 assists.

It has been a very successful start to this 2015 season for the Cavs. They look to continue this success on Wednesday, after a week of rest and practice, at home against Pinkerton.