Varsity Volleyball Shuts Out Taft

On Saturday, varsity volleyball defeated the visiting Taft Rhinos, 3-0.

In the team’s last regular-season home match, the Big Green celebrated the graduating players from both teams with a beautifully-decorated gym.  A huge congratulations to the Deerfield volleyball class of 2023: Zoe Gavros, Meghan Holland, Donald Hutchinson (manager), Natalie Meyer, Georgia Sackrey, Cate Shanahan, Elle Stearns, and Caroline Weller.

Once it was match time, the Big Green starting line-up of all seniors got right to business, pushing to an initial lead of 11-4 on a service run from Shanahan. Taft did a nice job extending rallies, but the balanced attack from Deerfield (including from outside hitter Weller) was able to prevail in the first set, 25-18.

The second set again saw Deerfield take control early, this time aided by long service runs from sub Evie Mokarow ‘24 and from Holland, leading to a set score of 25-14.

Particular shout-outs to middle players Sackrey and Harmoni Dobbins ‘26 for their excellent hits, right-sides Meyer and Evelyn Kunde ‘26 for hitting both in and out of system, setters Holland and Wuyee Ke ‘26, and passing from Gavros and Stearns. With a raucous crowd cheering the last points, Deerfield finished the set, 25-11.

With Saturday’s victory, the Big Green improve to 12-1.

Deerfield hits the road for all three matches in the final week of the regular season, starting with NMH on Monday at 4:30pm.

Go Big Green!