Goretti Rally Dooms V Volleyball

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Finn Sipes ’22

Visiting St. Maria Goretti fell into a 2–0 hole against Mercersburg’s varsity volleyball team, but rallied to win three straight sets for a 3–2 victory over the Blue Storm October 19 in the Plantz Courts of Nolde Gymnasium. The Gaels prevailed by a linescore of 20–25, 9–25, 25–23, 25–23, 15–11.

Strong serving by Mercersburg’s Finn Sipes ’22, Morgan Fisher ’23, and Natalie Kochova ’22 led to the quick 2–0 lead for the Storm. Following close losses in the third and fourth sets by identical 25–23 scores, the Gaels prevented a Mercersburg rally and claimed the final set.

Sipes led the team in kills (11), assists (16), and digs (24) for a triple-double, and also posted a team-high six aces. Fisher tallied eight kills, 16 digs, and four aces. Riley Schermerhorn ’22 added eight kills and five total blocks. Nicole Treml ’22 had a strong all-around performance for Mercersburg (10 digs, three assists, and a block, a kill, and an ace).

The Blue Storm (9–7) hosts Fannett-Metal Thursday, October 21, in its final regular season match (5 p.m.).