Volleyball team battles back to thwart Westerly 3-2, beats Juanita Sanchez 3-0

Story and Photos by Richard W. Dionne, Jr. 
Posted 10/25/23

The Mt. Hope volleyball team came from battled back from two sets to beat Westerly 3-2 ( 22-25, 25-27, 25-13, 25-16, 15-8) in a marathon home match on Wednesday, then buried Juanita Sanchez 3-0 …

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Volleyball team battles back to thwart Westerly 3-2, beats Juanita Sanchez 3-0

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The Mt. Hope volleyball team came from battled back from two sets to beat Westerly 3-2 (22-25, 25-27, 25-13, 25-16, 15-8) in a marathon home match on Wednesday, then buried Juanita Sanchez 3-0 (25-10, 25-17, 25-14) on senior night in a non-league match on Friday. The wins boosts the Huskies overall record to 12-1, 8-1 in Division II. Mt. Hope currently sits in second place behind 13-0 East Providence. 

“This league is so tough,” said head coach Lisa Lunney. “Every game is a battle. Anyone can beat anyone on any given night. We’re just focused on our next game because they all count.”

Huskies captain Mia Shaw blasted 5 aces while making 31 serves during the win over Westerly on Tuesday. Shaw, the team’s senior setter, made 23 assists and tallied 4 kills. Junior libero Mia Hanson made 15 digs and 4 aces. Senior outside hitter Grace Gerhard made 14 kills for the Huskies. 

Mt. Hope has just two games left before starting playoffs. The Huskies travel to Cranston West on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and host Barrington at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday. 

“We have two tough matches coming up this week,” Coach Lunney said. “That’s what we’ll be prepping for.”

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