Gilford volleyball improves to 7-2

Gilford improved their record to 7-2 by beating Plymouth in three games 25-10, 25-16 and 25-19 on September 30. Gilford recorded 14 aces led by Mikaela Mattice with 4 and Jordan Dean and Cassidy Demo with 3 apiece. Shannon Mercer served a perfect 13/13 as did Cassidy Demo who served 12/12. The offense put down 23 kills led by sophomore Jordan Dean 10 kills, Kirsten Dionne 6 kills, Mikaela Mattice 4 kills, Maddie Harris 2 kills and Stratton Coleman 1 kill. The defense recorded 48 digs led by Mikaela Mattice 11 digs, Kirsten Dionne 8 digs and Shannon Mercer, Jordan Dean and Stratton Coleman with 6 digs apiece.

In game one Mikaela Mattice served 7 straight points including 3 aces to give Gilford an 8-1 lead. At the end of game one Cassidy Demo aced served points 20, 21 and 22 and Jordan Dean had kill spikes for points 24 and 25.

Game two was highlighted by Shannon Mercer who served for 8 points including the final 4 points of the game. Jordan Dean added 3 kills and Maddie Harris put down 1 kill and a block.

In game three Jordan Dean scored 8 points: 3 ace serves, 1 block and 4 kills, Kirsten Dionne scored 6 points: 2 ace serves and 4 kills and Mikaela Mattice added 3 kill spike points. Danica Gelotte (18 assists) finished game 3 and the match with kill tips for points 24 and 25.

Gilford's next game is home against Oyster River.