Gilford volleyball notches win over improved Laconia team

Gilford High School volleyball earned a 3-0 win over Laconia on Monday. Game scores were: 25-14, 25-23, 25-20.

The score was close in game one until Mikaela Mattice came to the service line and served 4 straight to give Gilford a 14-5 lead. Mattice served an ace for point 13 and Kristen Dionne had a kill spike for point 12 in that run. Laconia battled back and brought the score within 4 points with Gilford holding onto a slim 18-14 lead. Cassidy Demo came to the service line for Gilford and served the final 7 points of the game. In the final run, Demo served aces for points 22 and 24, Mikaela Mattice put down a kill for point 20 and Jordan Dean had kills for points 19 and 25. Laconia jumped out to a 5-0 lead in game two and brought the score to 11-6 before Gilford's setter Danica Gelotte came to the service line and served 7 straight to give Gilford the lead that they never relinquished. In that run, Gelotte had ace serves for points 8 and 13, Brooke Marcella had a kill spike for point 11 and Kirsten Dionne had a kill spike for point 12. Gilford finished game two with 7 kills in the final 10 points. Jordan Dean had kill spikes for points 16 and 17,  Gelotte point 19,  Dionne for point 23 and Maddie Harris for points 21, 22 and 25. Game three was highlighted by Dean and Harris with 4 kills apiece,  Dionne with 2 kills, Marcella with 1 block and Gelotte with a kill tip. Said Gilford coach Joan Forge, "The Laconia coach is doing a wonderful job with her team. They demonstrated tremendous improvement since the first time we played them earlier in the season."

Gilford improved to 11-3 with the win.