It’s the end result that matters, not how long it takes to get it. The Sandwich High School volleyball team will gladly play five-set matches over and again if it means a victory in the end, and for the second-straight match that is what happened for the Knights.
Coming off a 3-2 win against Nantucket High School last Friday, September 10, the Knights needed the full allotment of games again to pick up their second win in a row on Tuesday, September 14. SHS prevailed in a back-and-forth battle against the Whalers, taking the match 21-25, 25-14, 20-25, 25-22, 15-12.
Coach Giulia Leite was pleased with her team’s resiliency, and its overall teamwork. She credited Sydney Hanlon’s consistency setting the ball, and moving it around the court, as helping lead the way. Ella McCabe also passed well and had a strong outing on the right side of the court.
Mia Mulcahy was called up from the junior varsity team and was a nice addition to the unit. She served the ball well and also set the ball well. Also up from the JV was Leanna Perry, who had a nice game on the defensive side of things for the Knights. Perry’s serving was a catalyst in the victory as she landed 14 straight serves at one point in the match.
Lyndsey Dobson was strong defending and ended the match with three kills. Maria Mozeleski, the Knights’ captain, worked hard to cover the court and had several digs. She also scored a pair of kills.
“It was a good match,” coach Leite said. “We have to work on consistent serving, so to keep the leads that we do get.”