The Sunapee volleyball team hasn’t had many real measuring-stick games since suffering its first and only loss of the season to Winnisquam last month. But that wasn’t the case for the Lakers Monday night, with 8-2 Moultonborough in town.
And while things started evenly enough in the first set with the team’s trading points back and forth, Sunapee still managed a 25-20 win in a move that set the tone for the rest of the evening.
From there, the home team didn’t allow the Panther to claw their way back, earning 25-11, and 25-7 victories in the final two sets to clinch an eighth straight win and ninth sweep of the season. The Lakers benefited from a huge night from the service line from junior Elsa Pierson, as she finished an impressive 22-for-23 including a team-high nine aces to complement her five kills.
Sunapee also benefited from solid serving from the likes of libero Abby Palin along with senior Rachel Malanga, while junior Meg Frederick continue striking fear in the eyes of the opposition’s front line with four kills.
Mike Pezone spoke with Pierson after the match, who talked about her team’s determination heading into the match up.
Mike also spoke with Sunapee coach Tom Rainey, who talked about the significance of playing such a quality opponent.
The Lakers are now tied for second place in the Division III standings with just five matches remaining.