GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Marblehead 3, Beverly 1: The host Magicians captured this season opening Northeastern Conference match, rallying from a Game 1 26-24 loss to prevail over the next three, 25-17, 25-19, 25-22.

Marblehead rallies to take down Beverly in volleyball opener 

Junior Lilah Thompson of Marblehead gets ready to set up one of her teammates for a shot during Thursday's season opening win over Beverly. Rose Raymond photo

Keira Sweetnam, a sophomore outside hitter, had 9 kills for Marblehead. Teammates Anna Schluter, a senior middle blocker, and junior outside hitter Lilah Thompson each added another seven kills. Setter Julia Potvin, another sophomore, had 15 assists and 6 digs.  Libero Abby Schwartz, a senior captain, added in another 13 digs in the victory.

Marblehead rallies to take down Beverly in volleyball opener 

Sophomore outside hitter Keira Sweetnam goes down to dig this ball while Marblehead teammate Abby Schwartz, a senior captain, looks on last night against Beverly. Rose Raymond photo

 
 Beverly got strong play from sophomore middle blocker Natalie Reynolds, who had 6 kills on eight attempts, and junior right side higher Sierra Sadoski, who finished with 9 kills on 20 attempts. Senior captains Rory Harmon, Caroline Stott and Emma Knott also played well, as did two sophomores making their varsity debuts: setter Abby Ruggieri and right side Nikki Erricola.

Marblehead rallies to take down Beverly in volleyball opener 

Mya Perron of Beverly keeps an eye on the ball long enough to return a volley last night against Marblehead. Rose Raymond photo

Swampscott 3, Winthrop 1: The Big Blue won their season opener on the road as Nickole Fein had 10 kills and 2 blocks to lead a strong team effort.

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