Inter-Lakes volleyball upsets Campbell for ticket to semi-finals

On Thursday night in Meredith, the Inter-Lakes High School varsity volleyball team captured a straight set win over 12th ranked Epping High School in the preliminary round of the NHIAA Division III volleyball tournament, 25-15, 25-14, 25-19. Leading the way for the 5th seeded Lakers were senior captains, Jordan Donohue (18 kills, 10 digs) and Lydia Swedberg (16 points, 10 digs). Jenny Pelczar registered 11 points, five aces and nine digs in the win. Also contributing were Hayley Roth (27 assists, six points), Sarah Sundius (6 kills) and Victoria Burns (seven points, three aces).

Inter-Lakes heads to Campbell High School on Saturday night, where the team took a hard-fought road win in the quarterfinals of the NHIAA Division III volleyball tournament.  The Lakers downed the fourth-ranked Cougars in straight sets, 27-25, 25-23, 25-18.  Donohue knocked down 19 kills to lead the offense, while also registering nine digs and two blocks. Swedberg finished the evening with 14 service points and 10 digs.  The senior libero set a new school record for season points, totaling 219 to date, breaking the old record of 205 set by Rachel Burack in 2005.  Hayley Roth racked up 24 assists, and eight digs.  The senior setter’s 448 assists on the season, is also a new school record, eclipsing the old mark of 438 set by Hanna Roberge in 2011.  Other key contributors in the impressive team effort were Pelczar (10 points, seven digs), Jessica Schofield (six kills, four blocks), Sundius (five kills), Burns (seven points, two aces) and Kaila Martin (six points, six digs).  Inter-Lakes will meet the top-seeded Nute High School Rams in the semi-finals of the Division III tournament at Plymouth State University on Wednesday, November 6 at 7 p.m.