Gilford volleyball close to perfect in win over Manchester West

The Gilford volleyball team extended their win streak to 4 games and played close to perfect volleyball by beating Manchester West in 3 games with the scores of 25-6, 25-8 and 25-3. Gilford served 93 percent and recorded 19 aces. Serving was led by Mikaela Mattice 15/15 with 4 aces, Cassidy Demo 11/11 with 3 aces, Shannon Mercer 8/8 with 3 aces, Kirsten Dionne 11/12 with 3 aces, Danica Gelotte 16/18 with 5 aces and Jordan Dean 7/9 with 1 ace. The Gilford offense was close to flawless by recording 30 kills and only 2 hitting errors for a team high .475 hitting percentage. The offense was led by Jordan Dean with 9 kills, Maddie Harris 7 kills, Mikaela Mattice and Kirsten Dionne with 5 kills apiece, Stratton Coleman 3 kills and Brooke Marcella 1 kill. The offense was set up by Danica Gelotte who recorded 21 assists.

The highlights of game one were Maddie Harris who put down kill spikes for points 12, 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20 and Kirsten Dionne who served 10 points in a row including 3 aces. Shannon Mercer finished game one by serving the final 6 points including ace serves for points 21, 22 and 23.

In game two Cassidy Demo served for 10 points including ace serves for points 23 and 25 to end the game.

In game three Mikaela Mattice served 8 points in a row to give Gilford a 9-0 lead followed by Danica Gelotte who served 9 straight points to give Gilford a 19-1 lead. Jordan Dean had kill spikes for points 6, 9, 14, 17 and 20. Stratton Coleman had kill spikes for points 5, 8 and 15.

Gilford's next game is home against Kingswood on Saturday at 6 p.m. as part of Gilford's Homecoming.