By Chris Paul
The Londonderry High School Boys’ Varsity Volleyball squad finished the month of April with a strong performance against their rivals from Pinkerton Academy, and remained undefeated after the third week of the season.
The now 5-0 Lancers traveled to Derry for their only game during vacation week, and beat the Astros in straight sets.
The first set started fairly even, until Londonderry started to hit their groove.
The Astros tied the game at five until juniors, Matt Doyle and Tyler Brown, ignited a 15-point run from the serving line.
The Astros were able to mount a bit of a come back, but eventually fell 25-17.
The second set was the most competitive of the evening.
That set was led off with LHS getting an 8-2 lead before PA started to close the gap. The game was a close back and forth, Londonderry fans nervously saw the Astros reach an 18-18 tie. The Lancers never let Pinkerton over take them in that set and won in a close 25-22 finish.
As it turned out, that was all the momentum PA was able to muster in the match and fell in the final set 25-9.
It was another team effort win with Brown getting six kills, one block, three digs, seven aces and 10 assists, while Doyle finished with 20 digs, an ace and four assists.
Senior, Cam Normand, had two kills, two blocks, seven digs and nine assists.
Fellow senior, Spencer Brassard, finished the evening with five kills, two blocks and an ace.
Other contributions were made by: Colin Ness, three kills and three blocks; Victor Elguezabal with nine digs; Brady Joncas had four digs; Owen Evans got four digs; Trevor Edmunds had two kills and a block; and Ethan Munro finished with three kills and a dig.
The team will try to retain their undefeated status in the first week of May with games on Monday, Wednesday and Friday night.
They were scheduled to play Bishop Guertin (1-3) at home on Monday, followed by a match with Dover at LHS on Wednesday.
On Friday night they will face another undefeated Division I team. The Lancers will travel to Windham High School (5-0) and try to hand them their first loss. The Jaguars have yet to drop a set this season.