Friday, November 11, 2011
Strong serving, passing, and defense help Warriors beat Algonquin.
The Lincoln-Sudbury girls volleyball team found itself down 20-16 in the first set of their Division 1 West-Central semifinal matchup with Algonquin on Thursday night. But the Warriors fought back, winning seven straight points and nine of the last 11 and never looked back in defeating the Tomahawks, 3-0 in sets (25-22, 25-20, and 25-16). The crowd was loud and boisterous for both sides during this back-and-forth match. Strong serving from junior Alex Braverman, strong defense and pinpoint passes by sophomore Jen Ayer, and sensational sets by senior Whitney LaRow led the Warriors comeback in the first set to win 25-22. Braverman and junior Mandy Sifferlen brought the crowd to its feet with thunderous kills in the second set. Fans chanted “…
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The Blue and Blue began their season Tuesday.
Despite having graduated two top-echelon players--Karen Pagan and Carolyn Torres--the English High School girls volleyball team is hoping to maintain its edge in the Boston City League that has netted the Blue and Blue the past two city championships. “We are trying to put it together,” said English head coach Hardy Mondesir. “We lost a couple of key players from last year, but we have a good chance to compete for the city championship.” Instrumental in helping the Blue and Blue aspire to their accustomed level of excellence will be senior captains and outside hitters Johanly Garcia-Amaro and Yabriela Rodriquez. Mondesir described Garcia-Amaro as a individual who has the basics down pat after three years in the program while Rodriquez is …
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Thursday, May 5, 2011
After winning the first two sets, scrapes by for a 3-2 victory.
A two-set lead did not mean an easy win for Lincoln-Sudbury boys' volleyball team on Wednesday, but with time the Warriors did grab the elusive third set. Winning in five sets, the Warriors defeated second place Newton South, 3-2, to maintain DCL (Large) dominance. “In that third set they got up on a couple points and it really put us down until that final game,” said L-S senior Matt Joyner “We did not want to let them get to the final set, but they did and it came down to mental toughness.” After dropping the first two sets 25-18 and 25-17, the Lions (11-4, 9-2) bounced back to win the next two sets 25-22 and 25-21, respectively. L-S (12-1, 11-0) responded by grabbing a 15-11 victory in the fifth and final set. Beginning the final set …
Saturday, April 2, 2011
The host Warriors sweep Arlington in three sets.
A day after losing a five-set thriller to Framingham at home on Thursday, the Lincoln-Sudbury boys' volleyball team was given an immediate chance to bounce back by hosting Arlington on Friday. Clicking on all cylinders, the Warriors won in dominating fashion by beating the Spy Ponders in three sets. “It is a younger team and we played a lot better than yesterday,” said L-S coach Elizabeth McClung. “Our defense was much more energetic and we were able to capitalize against some of their less experienced blocking.” Winning their first two sets 25-10 and 25-13, respectively, the Warriors won their final set in similar fashion by fighting early and pulling ahead once entering a double-digit score. With L-S consistently leading in what was …
Saturday, December 11, 2010
In a season in which they finished second in the state, the Lincoln-Sudbury girls volleyball team will have memories that live on forever.
Team camaraderie is what separates the good teams from the average teams. So does passion, commitment and good coaching. During the Lincoln-Sudbury girls 2010 volleyball season, the Warriors employed all of the above, helping them be successful both on and off the court. The Warriors, who returned only two starters this season, finished with an impressive 21-2 record en route to finishing second in the state. Coach Judy Katalina, who just finished her 19th season at the helm, said her team has a strong passion for the sport and that was one of the reasons they were able to find so much success this season. "Part of it [for the success] was we didn't give in. The girls have passion and it really proves itself on the court. They really …
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Warriors move onto Division 1 state semifinals after completing a sweep of Westford Academy.
ASHLAND — One of the more prominent sayings in sports today is that it is hard to beat a team three times in one season. On Saturday night, however, at Ashland High School, the Lincoln-Sudbury girls volleyball team did exactly that. The top-seeded Warriors defeated Dual County League rival and No. 3 seed Westford Academy for the third time this year, en route to winning the Division 1 Central/West sectional title in a clean sweep, 25-14, 25-12 and 25-18. With the win, L-S advanced to the state semifinals. Playing in front of the largest crowd they have seen season, the Warriors (20-1) were led by the strong play of Alex Braverman, who had 13 kills, and Kelley White, who tallied 11 kills. Lindsey Jones (seven kills), Emily Rudder (seven …
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
L-S volleyball team begins it run toward a state title with a home quarterfinal match against Shrewsbury.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
1. SPORTS & RECREATION: Volleyball The Lincoln-Sudbury volleyball team, the No. 1 seed in the Division 1 Central-West bracket, hosts ninth-seeded Shrewsbury. First serve is slated for 7 p.m. 2. SCHOOL EVENTS: Nixon Family Pasta Dinner The PTO is hosting a pasta dinner for the community from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Gen. John Nixon Elementary School. For more information including reservations click here. 3. SCHOOL EVENTS: Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School Committee meeting The Committee will meet at 7:30 at the high school. Among the items on the agenda include: 4. GOVERNMENT: Sudbury Housing Authority meeting The group will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Musketahquid Village, 55 Hudson Road. For the agenda, click…
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Other DCL teams include Westford Academy, Concord-Carlisle and Acton-Boxborough.
It took the MIAA most of the day on Wednesday to release this year's volleyball playoff pairings, but for Lincoln-Sudbury it was worth the wait. After a stellar regular season in which the Warriors went 17-1, L-S finds itself as the No. 1 seed in the Central-West Division 1 tournament. Other teams in the Dual County League to make the postseason include third seed Westford Academy (13-4), seventh seed Acton-Boxborough (13-7) and 14th seed Concord-Carlisle (8-8). C-C was the last team to earn a playoff berth. "The DCL is always very well represented in our section," L-S coach Judy Katalina said. Katalina also said she would like to see the playoff format changed to give teams with tougher schedules higher seeds. "It is very hard to have to…
Gulls move past Gordon into TCCC semifinals.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
BEVERLY – The second-seed Endicott College women's volleyball team defeated seventh-seeded Gordon College 3-0 (25-19, 25-10, 25-13) in The Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC) quarterfinals Tuesday night. Defensively for the Blue and Green, sophomore libero Ashley Norley (Sudbury, Mass.) and senior Brittany Phillips (Sudbury, Mass.) were effective with 16 and 11 digs, respectively. The Gulls improved to 21-14 with the win while Gordon ends their season 7-21. Endicott will now face third-seeded Colby-Sawyer College, which defeated No. 6 Salve Regina, 3-1. The Gulls beat the Chargers, 3-2, on Oct. 5. Their semifinal match will be held on Thursday at 7 p.m. at MacDonald Gymnasium at Endicott College.