Volleyball – Girls Varsity vs Worcester Academy – Away
The KO Girls Varsity Volleyball team had a hard-fought battle against Worcester Academy that resulted in a tough 3-1 loss for the Wyverns (23-25, 21-25, 25-23, 17-25).
In each set, the teams were neck and neck until the final moments. The first set began with some great blocking by Kata Mesterhazy ‘23 in the middle to shut down Worcester’s relentless outside hitting, and co-captain Keira Sullivan ‘23 led the Wyvern offense with well placed, challenging attacks from the outside. Co-captain Mackenzie Caruso ‘22 showed us how it’s done on the service line and stayed consistent on a day when our team was having trouble finding confidence in our serves. Quin Kearney ‘23 helped our offense stay level with Worcester by demonstrating her adaptability and creative attacks on the right side. In the second set, back-and-forth scoring continued between the teams with longer points testing each team’s mettle. Lindsay Bailey ‘22 raised the Wyverns’ confidence at the net with timely tips and pushes that kept the opponent guessing, and Jill Plaut ‘23 laid the foundation for our offense with clean setting to all offensive positions for greater variety. Allie Arcaro ‘24 made some miraculous digs and saves towards the end of the set that kept KO energized and ready for the third set. In the third set, the Wyverns were ready to leave their mark on the match, producing an unstoppable offense at the opening of the set. Ava Cashman ‘24 held nothing back with 6 serves in a row to start us off, and she followed up her serving with high passing and clever attacks from the outside. Mesterhazy and Bailey were eager to make quick put-aways at the net, and Arcaro and Caruso were ready to keep even the most challenging balls in play on defense. The team’s momentum was palpable, and it was an excellent display of resilience from the Wyverns. In the fourth set, KO kept up an impressive battle with the opponent, only faltering in a few key moments that gave Worcester the opportunity to clinch the set and the match. As always, the Wyverns will use this challenging match as a learning opportunity to come back stronger next time.
Our next match will be on Hewett Day (10/21) against Kent at home. Let’s go KOVB!
KO: 1 – Worcester Academy: 3
Location: Worcester Academy
Directions: Continue on I-84 E. Take I-90 E to MA-122A S/Vernon St in Worcester. Take exit 13 from I-290 E
Loss- KO: 1 - Worcester Academy: 3