Hewett Day vs Kent School – Home
The KO Girls Varsity Volleyball team had a successful outing against the Kent School Lions with a three-set sweep (25-17, 25-12, 25-19).
It was especially encouraging for the team to show their drive and consistency on Hewett Day, which was already bound to be a spirited occasion. In the first set, service runs from Lindsay Bailey ‘22, co-captain Mackenzie Caruso ‘22, and Allie Arcaro ‘24 ensured that once the Wyvern’s got the ball in their possession, they were ready to sprint into the lead. On offense, co-captain Keira Sullivan ‘23 began what would become a pattern of outside hitting calibrated to target the open spaces on the court (with some pretty unbelievable angles!). The Wyverns used aggressive offense to maintain the lead and take the first set. In the second set, a rough start for KO was reversed with momentous blocking from Kata Mesterhazy ‘23 and consistent serving from Jill Plaut ‘23 that brought the team even with the opponent after a trying start to the set. Ava Cashman ‘24 skyrocketed the team into an insurmountable lead with an impressive 9 point service run that, combined with the team’s readiness to relentlessly defend every ball thrown at them, handed KO the set. In the third and final set, Sullivan continued to rack up points for the team on the outside, and Mesterhazy added to the offensive wave with her own hitting from the middle (including a spectacular deep ball that won set point for the Wyverns). Near the end of the set, Hailey Williams ‘23 had several well-struck outside hits that allowed the team to push ahead of the opponent and stay ahead for the rest of the set. On such a celebratory day like Hewett Day, it was a wonderful performance from the Wyverns on their home court in front of a supportive crowd. It doesn’t get any better!
We look forward to our rematch against Suffield (away) on 10/27.
KO: 3 – Kent School: 0
Location: Hewett Gymnasium – Hewett – Hewett Gym
Win- KO: 3 - Kent School: 0