Dennis-Yarmouth made a comeback in the third game Wednesday, but didn’t have enough gas in the tank to slow down the Lady Knights as Sandwich rolled to a 3-1 volleyball victory over the Dolphins. The Knights posted wins of 25-16 and 25-18 in the first two games before surrendering a 26-24 win to D-Y. The Dolphins fought back in the fourth game, but the
Lady Knights had just a little more going for them as they put D-Y away with a 25-23 win.
For a first-year varsity program, the Lady Knights have posted an impressive winning record of 8-5.
“I am so proud of these girls,” coach Amanda Parker said. “They earned every single point. I truly saw these girls come together as a team tonight and I could not be more excited for them. Our defense was put to the test today with all of the strong hitters D-Y has. Carly Hokanson, Grace Tanguilig and Kerry Kelley had a very strong game defensively. Caroline Clabault is a freshman who had to step up and fill Angela Lorino’s shoes, who sprained her ankle last game. Caroline did a great job with her footwork and transitioning. Words can’t describe how proud I am of each and every one of these girls. They truly earned this win.”
Kelley finished the night with 26 digs, Tanguilig had 17 and Hokanson had 16. Kelley and Lexi Pace each had seven kills, Abbey Mondou had five kills and Clabault added four kills and three blocked shots. Abigail Bates had a solid night with 25 assists and Megan Greenhalgh was clutch at the service line in all four games. She ended the night with two digs and an ace.
The Lady Knights wished coach Parker happy birthday last week with a 3-0 victory over Nauset on Friday. The Warriors made Sandwich work and the defense got the job done, led by Hokanson with 25 digs.
The Knights won the opening game 25-22 and the second by a score of 25-19. But the Warriors fought back until Sandwich finally pulled out a 31-29 victory.
Right beside Hokanson defensively was libero Grace Tanguilig who had 19 digs and Kelley who added another 16 digs.
Bates set up the offense with 31 assists. Pace led the way at the net with seven kills, followed by Kelley with five kills. Hokanson served up six aces, Mondou had four and Kelly and Lorino each finished with two.