GSA volleyball closes season with win

sports; GSA; volleyball; Sumner; team; 102016; Eagles; George Stevens Academy; game; high school; school; sport George Stevens Academy players get ready to shake hands with Sumner after their win. Photo by Monique Labbe

George Stevens Academy players get ready to shake hands with Sumner after their win. Photo by Monique Labbe

BLUE HILL—The George Stevens Academy volleyball team posted a commanding 3-0 win over the Sumner Tigers at home in the team’s last match of the season Monday, October 17.

After taking a 5-2 lead to open the first set, George Stevens kept that three-point lead in the middle of the set, causing Sumner to call a time out. Sumner cut the lead to two at 24-22, but George Stevens managed the set point for the 25-22 set win to go up 1-0 on the match.

Sumner battled back in the second set, taking an early 5-4 lead. Four lead changes and one tie later, George Stevens was able to edge out the Tigers for another 25-22 set win and a 2-0 lead going into the third set.

sports; GSA; volleyball; Sumner; Rogers; 102016; Eagles; George Stevens Academy; game; high school; school; sport; team Yvonne Rogers hits an ace serve from the back court. Photo by Monique Labbe

Yvonne Rogers hits an ace serve from the back court. Photo by Monique Labbe

It was all George Stevens in the third set, as the team took an early 4-2 lead before stretching that lead to 12-6. The team eventually went on to take the match in straight sets, winning the third and final set by a score of 25-18.

Melanie Hipsky went 9-11 in serving, recording three aces and two digs. Yvonne Rogers had a successful serving night as well, going 15-16 with seven aces to go along with three kills at the net. Emma Weed went 13-14 on her serves with three aces, while Marena Keonka was a perfect 10-10 on her serves with three aces.

The match was the second win for the Eagles volleyball team this season. Their first win came in the form of a five-set 3-2 match against Jonesport-Beals midway through the season. The team finished the season 2-12 in its first season as a varsity sport contender.

sports; GSA; volleyball; Sumner; fans; 102016; Eagles; George Stevens Academy; game; high school; school; sport; team Fans cheer on the George Stevens Academy volleyball team. Photo by Monique Labbe

Fans cheer on the George Stevens Academy volleyball team. Photo by Monique Labbe

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