The Gilford volleyball team's defense is improving and the team has won three games in a row, the most recent against area rival Laconia. Gilford won in 3 games by the scores of 25-10, 25-18 and 25-13.
Gilford jumped out to a 16-4 lead in game one by serving 3 aces, recording 3 blocks and 8 kills. Jordan Dean had 2 blocks and 2 kills, Mikaela Mattice had 3 kills, Maddie Harris had 1 block and 1 kill, and Kirsten Dionne had 2 kills.
Game two was more of a battle between the two teams, but Gilford served 7 aces to go along with 6 kills for the win. Danica Gelotte served 4 aces in a row for Gilford, Maddie Harris had 3 kills, Mikaela Mattice, Jordan Dean and Stratton Coleman had 1 kill apiece.
In game three Mikaela Mattice and Jordan Dean each served 2 aces. Dean also had 2 kills and 1 block, Mikaela Mattice had 2 kills and Maddie Harris, Kirsten Dionne and Stratton Coleman had 1 kill apiece.
The Gilford offense was led by Mikaela Mattice with 6 kills and 4 ace serves, Jordan Dean 5 kills, 3 blocks and 3 ace serves, Maddie Harris 5 kills and 1 block, Kirsten Dionne with 3 kills and Stratton Coleman with 2 kills. Senior setter Danica Gelotte had 18 assists and 6 ace serves.
The Gilford defense was led by Jordan Dean and Kirsten Dione with 11 digs apiece, Shannon Mercer had 9 digs, Danica Gelotte had 8 digs, Cassidy Demo had 5 digs and Stratton Coleman and Maddie Harris had 3 digs apiece.
Gilford's next game is at Manchester West on Tuesday.