Put It Down

Paige LaCava, a senior for the Mashpee High School volleyball team, gets up to put down a spike for the Falcons during their five-set win over Middleboro High.

Mashpee’s volleyball team keeps getting better and better, and on Tuesday, October 5, the Falcons played not only their most exciting match of the season to date, but also won their most exciting match of the season to date.

In a back-and-forth marathon, the Falcons prevailed over a different MHS, Middleboro High School, scoring a five-set victory to improve to 4-8 overall on the season. Mashpee won by scores of 21-25, 25-18, 25-19, 20-25 and 15-13.

Each team had moments of brilliance, and ones that were less than glorious along the way. In the end, Mashpee’s ability to land serves and keep balls in play proved to be the difference as they picked up numerous extra points thanks to Middleboro’s inconsistency at the service line. Mashpee landed a higher percentage than their visitors, and that was key.

Cheyenne Hendricks had a strong all-around match to lead the charge for the Falcons as she assisted on a dozen kills for the team, had four digs on defense and aced three serves with three kills. Anaquhsees Pocknett also did a little bit of everything for the blue and white as she led the team with eight kills, had five aces, came up with four digs and added two assists in the match.

As usual, Olivia Oliveira was the defensive leader for the Falcons. The senior co-captain had 15 digs in the match and also landed five aces. Paris Hendricks also was a defensive leader, coming up with 11 digs in the match. She also had three aces, two kills and an assist.

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