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Girls Varsity Volleyball

Andover bests the NMH hogs 3-0

At NMH on October 3, 2015 at 4:15 PM

Andover traveled to picturesque NMH and emerged victorious despite missing the team's top 3 middle hitters. Sidney Holder, Sydney Baumgardt and Janneke Evans filled the void beautifully.

Starting tentative with new rotation Andover took several 1-point leads until Fran Trautman served us 5 points to a decisive 9-4 advantage. Annette Bell, setting another excellent game (and almost recruited to play middle) served 5 to give Andover an 18-11 advantage. Although NMH came back to tie it at 18-18, Andover persevered 25-21. In the second set Tiffany Baumann served Andover ahead to 6-4, and Janneke Evans supplemented to put Andover ahead 12-6, eventually winnjng the set 25-14. Throughout the third set team found its rhythm, Darcy Burnham CRUSHED a couple from outside, setting the tone for Andover winning 25-17 on an amazing 7-service point run by Erica Shin, followed by 3 of Fran Trautman. Erica keeps impressing in back row with her lightning reflexes and accurate passes; Annette Bell deserves recognition for her set distribution; Fran Trautman and Janneke Evans keep racking up the kills; Tiffany Baumann provides the mych needed alternative attack. Andover prepares to host Choate next weekend.