Volleyball Opened Season with Two Victories

Playing in their first competitive matches of the year, Deerfield hosted Sacred Heart and BB&N on Saturday and emerged with two victories to begin their 2022 season!

In the opening match against Sacred Heart, passing from Zoe Gavros ‘23 and Elle Stearns ‘23 provided the backbone of an offensive effort that saw multiple hitters involved: Cate Shanahan ‘23, Caroline Weller ‘23, Georgia Sackrey ‘23, Natalie Meyer ‘23, Evie Mokarow ‘24, Margot McAuliffe ‘24, Harmoni Dobbins ‘26, and Evelyn Kunde ‘26. Meghan Holland ‘23 and Wuyee Ke ‘26 moved the ball around well from the setting position and Deerfield earned the win, 2-0.

Facing BB&N in the second match, Deerfield came out much stronger and made fewer unforced errors. Good hitting from Shanahan, Weller, Sackrey, Meyer, and Kunde spread the Knights defense and kept their blocks guessing and Deerfield took the first set, 25-13. BB&N is a strong team and the momentum certainly shifted in the second set when their strong blocking and hitting, coupled with some unforced errors from Deerfield, allowed the Knights to get out to a lead that Deerfield could not overcome. With a second set score of 16-25, the teams headed to a third (and deciding) set. The momentum clearly shifted again in the third set as Deerfield’s good passing, intelligent setting, and smart placement on hits allowed the Big Green to move out to an early lead on an opening service run from Stearns. With a set score of 25-11, Deerfield emerged with the win, 2-1.

Our next match is at home on Wednesday against an always strong Loomis squad; first serve is scheduled for 3:30 pm. Tune in to watch the Big Green!

Go Big Green!