By Chris Paul
After coming off a disappointing home opener during the second week of the Fall sports season, the Londonderry High School Girls’ Volleyball snapped right back with three very convincing wins.
The Lancers squad had two 3-1 wins on the road and a shutout win at home last week to finish their third week of action with a 4-1 season record.
The LHS varsity squad started the week at Windham High School, winding up with a hard-fought 3-1 battle over the Jaguars on Monday night, Sept 11.
Londonderry dropped the first match by just three points, losing 22-25. They turned things around nicely after that, winning 25-21, 25-19 and 25-15.
Highlights for the Lancers included: Senior libero, Abby Harrington, finished with 18 digs, six aces, and two assists in the game.
Senior Ally McGonagle had 20 kills, nine digs, and two aces in the win, while sophomore Riley Campo racked up 13 kills and two blocks and sophomore Annie Williams tallied 11 kills and four blocks.
Two days later, on Wednesday, Sept. 13, the Lady Lancers moved their season record up to 3-1 with an impressive full-team shutout victory over the Keene Blackbirds.
The 3-0 sweep of Keene on the team’s home court featured a number of highlights.
Sophomore Elisabeth Kearney finished with four kills, four aces, and six digs.
Senior Libby Bono tallied three kills and four digs.
Senior Melea Bizzarro was voted by her teammates as the “Player of the Match.” Bizzaro finished the match with seven digs and three aces.
The LHS team finished up their week on the seacoast Friday night, Sept. 15, winning in four sets, 3-1, over the Winnacunnet Warriors and upping their season record to 4-1.
Londonderry lost the first set 23-25, but came back 25-21, 25-14 and 25-15 to finish strong.
Highlights for the Lancers include: Senior, Liv DeFazio had five aces and four kills; Campo finished with 13 kills and two blocks; senior Sarah DeFazio got 26 assists and five digs; and Harrington finished with 17 digs and six assists.
The team took on Manchester Memorial (0-5) on Monday, Sept. 18 and will travel to Pinkerton Academy on Saturday, Sept. 23, during Mack Plaque weekend to take on the 3-3 Lady Astros.