Volleyball team knocks out Hingham in quarter finals
Things started off slow for the Indians volleyball team in its quarter final matchup against Hingham, but the Indians were quick to recover to secure a 3-0 win in the Div. 1 South tournament.
Playing at home on Nov. 5, the fourth-seeded Indians and the fifth-seeded Harbormen took turns swapping the lead in a tense first set dominated by a close score. The Indians emerged in the lead, 1-0, 25-23.
“I feel like in the first game we had a lot of first game jitters,” said Head Coach Rachel Lassey. “We needed that first game to settle in and get momentum.”
And did they build that momentum. The Indians came into the second set more focused than ever, and kept a dominating lead throughout. By the end, the Indians took a 2-0, 25-19 lead. In the third set, the Harbormen only took in four points, as the Indians won 3-0.
“Overall, what got the job done today was serving,” Lassey said. “We were able to target some of their weak passers.”
The win improves the Indians' record to 17-3-0. Lassey credited that to her strong team of girls who have improved and upped their game over the season.
“We’ve put in a lot of work and the girls have really buckled down,” Lassey said. “Their errors have gone down to a minimum.”
The team will take on league rival Barnstable in an away game on Wednesday. It will be a tough game, as the team is favored to win the state championship, and two of Dartmouth’s three losses are from the team.
“We know what we’re up against,” Lassey said. “Not only are they extremely strong defensively, their offense is amazing. We can’t go in there nervous. We’re gonna leave it all on the court.”