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Girls' volleyball beats Brookline, wins first game of season


Girls’ volleyball defeated Brookline 3-0 on Tuesday, Mar. 16, in a collaborative team effort earning their first victory of the season. 

“It was the first time that our band of electric volleyball players played really cohesively and strongly,” said Richard Barton, the head coach.

North’s 3-0 victory was not representative of the highly competitive match. The first set was close at the start, but North was able to outlast Brookline 25-22. 

Although North had occasional lapses throughout the game, junior Ella Maher praised the team’s overall focus. She said, “Sometimes there were a few misplays that we could have capitalized on, but overall I think our communication was really good.” Maher added, “I think especially on the game on Tuesday, we had a lot of energy compared to our previous games, everyone was just engaged in the game.”

The second set was much of the same story. While Brookline competed with North closely to start, the Tigers eventually pulled away, winning the set 24-16.

Both North and Brookline started off hot in the third set, and the teams battled back and forth. However, North eventually prevailed, winning the set 25-19.

According to senior Tessa Lanfear, a captain with Sophia Landry, Emma Larson, Giulia Morgan, and Michaela O’Neal, North’s practice regimen allowed the athletes to play at their highest levels. She said, “The days leading up to the game, we worked a lot on our serving and serve receive, and that definitely paid off in that game. We had the highest serving percentage that we’ve had all season and in previous seasons, and all of our passers really stepped up to the plate.”

North won again against Brookline by a large margin once more on March 18. North won two more times against Walpole on the 23 and 25, winning 3-0 and 3-2, respectively. They also went up against Milton twice, losing their first game but winning the second. The Tigers, now 6-5, defeated Framingham on Tuesday, March 6, and play at Framingham again today.

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