In volleyball, if a team finds your weak link, you’re in trouble, said Westboro coach Roger Anderson.
In the end, Westboro found that weak link.
No. 20 Westboro had its biggest win of the season, upsetting previously undefeated host No. 5 Melrose, 3-2 (22-25, 25-21, 22-25, 25-13, 15-11).
It marked the third undefeated team Westboro had faced this season.
Melrose (16-1) took sets one and three, but Westboro powered through three sets to execute the win. The victory came after two hits from senior outside hitter Juliette Lloyd, 15-11, in the fifth set.
“We went to our seniors when it mattered most,” said Anderson.
Lloyd and senior setter Stephanie Melvin had service runs that changed the game play for Westboro, but it was a full team effort, with 54 kills.
“We were just trying to take away [Melrose’s] strengths and did the best we could to slow down their middle hitters. It took everything we had,” said Anderson.
Anderson attributed the win to a better transition and first ball control.
“We were thrilled. You have to celebrate when you have big accomplishments like that,” said Anderson.
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