MDI tops Cheverus, eliminated by Greely



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Aubrie Boyce of MDI sets up a shot in the preliminary game against Cheverus High School on Thursday, Oct. 22. PHOTO BY AMANAT KHULLAR

BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity volleyball team won three straight sets in their preliminary playoff round game against Cheverus High School, before falling 3-0 to Greely High School in a quarterfinal match on Saturday.

The Trojan girls played a clean game against the Cheverus Stags behind “some tough serving and good hitting,” according to MDI Coach Corey Papadopoli. “They got the sweep and dominated the whole way.”

Even though MDI got edged in the quarterfinals, bringing their season to an end, Papadopoli said his squad played their best match of the season and fought hard the whole way. “They passed really well, served tough and played great defense,” he said. “But to beat Greely, we needed a little more offense to pull it off.”

In the end, the team came up a little short, and the final set scores were 25-15, 25-20, 25-18.

Cassidy Parady of the Trojan girls’ team had five kills, three aces, 10 rotation points and five digs. Riley Mooers had one ace, 15 digs and 24 service receptions. Mackenzie Hanna had one kill, 16 assists and five digs, and Emma Watras had three kills, one ace and three digs.

Other varsity players this year included Emma Andros, Emma Forthofer, Valerie Del Cid, Alexis Clarito, Alaina Duley, Aubrie Boyce, Maddy Shields, Brittany Corson, Grace Higgins, Delia Hallett and Caroline McMinimy.

“I feel like we ended on a good note. We did not get outhustled, and the girls did a great job of controlling the things that they could,” said Papadopoli. “It’s always sad to see the season come to an end, but considering where it started, I think they came a long way.”

 

Amanat Khullar

Amanat Khullar

Amanat Khullar is a sports reporter for the Mount Desert Islander. She comes from New Delhi, the capital city of India and graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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