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Gilford volleyball earns wins #2 & 3

Gilford improved their record to 3-2 on September 18 by beating Kingswood in 3 games 25-12, 25-14, and 25-15. In game one Cassidy Demo served 10 straight points to give Gilford a 10-0 lead before Kingswood could get on the scoreboard. Demo had 2 ace serves in that string. Also in game one Jordan Dean, Kirsten Dionne and Mikaela Mattice each had 2 kills and Maddie Harris had 1 kill. Jordan Dean served 7 points in a row (points 17-23) and aced 3 serves for a 25-12 win. Gilford jumped out early in game two as well when Mikaela Mattice served 5 points in a row to give Gilford a 6-0 lead. Jordan Dean scored 8 points in the 2nd game on 2 blocks, 4 kills and 2 ace serves to help Gilford win 25-14. Gilford had to come from behind in game 3. Mikaela Mattice had a kill spike to tie the game 10-10 and then Gilford took off behind the offensivee play of Jordan Dean who had kills for points 14 and 15 and Kirsten Dionne for points 16 and 19. Dean came to the service line with a slim Gilford lead of 16-13 and served 7 straight to give Gilford a commanding 23-13 lead. Stratton Coleman had a kill for point 24 and a Kingswood error ended the game 25-15.

The Gilford offense put down 20 kills. Setter Danica Gelotte had 16 assists and setter Shannon Mercer had 3 assists. Jordan Dean had 7 kills, 3 blocks and 2 assists, Kirsten Dionne had 7 kills, Mikaela Mattice 6 kills, Maddie Harris 5 kills and Shannon Mercer and Stratton Coleman had 2 kills apiece. Mikaela Mattice led the defense with 18 digs, Danica Gelotte, Jordan Dean and Kirsten Dionne had 8 digs apiece, Shannon mercer had 6 digs and Cassidy Demo had 6 digs.

Service was led by Danica Gelotte 11/11, Mikaela Mattice 10/10 and Jordan Dean 23/24 with 5 aces.

Gilford picked up its 2nd win of the season on Monday by beating Plymouth in 4 games with the scores of 25-16, 25-23, 20-15 and 25-7. The Gilford offense was led by sophomore middle hitter Jordan Dean who had 14 kills and 1 block. Also helping the Gilford offense was Kirsten Dionne's 9 kills, Maddie Harris's 8 kills and 2 blocks, Mikaela Mattice had 7 kills and Danica Gelotte finished with 28 assists and 4 kills. The Gilford defense was led by Mikaela Mattice with 16 digs, Cassidy Demo 14 digs, Shannon Mercer 13 digs, Jordan Dean 12 digs, Danica Gelotte and Kirsten Dionne 8 digs, Stratton Coleman 7 digs, Maddie Harris 6 digs and Jess Freeman and Tayla Dionne had 1 dig apiece.

Gilford won the 1st game 25-16 with 13 kills, 1 block and 1 ace serve. Jordan Dean and Mikaela Mattice had 4 kills apiece, Maddie Harris had 3 kills and 1 block, Kirsten Dionne had 2 kills and Cassidy Demo had an ace serve.

Gilford won a close 2nd game 25-23. Gilford had a slim 18-16 lead when Maddie Harris had kill spikes for points 19 and 21, Mikaela Mattice had a kill spike for point 24 and Jordan Dean finished the game with a kill for point 25.

Plymouth won game 3 by a score of 25-20, but that only ignited Gilford who came out on fire in game four winning decisively 25-7. In game 4 Maddie Harris served 6 straight points (points 3-8) and ace served point 5 and Mikaela Mattice came to the line and served 15 straight (points 10-24). In game 4 Jordan Dean had 5 kills and 1 block, Kirsten Dionne had 4 kills, Maddie Harris, Danica Gelotte and Mikaela Mattice each had 1 kill.

Shannon Mercer led Gilford serving going 16 for 16.

 
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