The Latin Academy boys’ volleyball team opens postseason play on Thursday afternoon against Greater Lowell Tech at home.
If the No. 5-seeded Dragons (15-4) beat No. 12 seed Greater Lowell Tech (10-10), they will advance in the Division 1 North bracket to play the winner of the Cambridge Rindge and Latin-Lowell Catholic match. Latin Academy lost to No.4 seed Rindge and Latin in the final game of the regular season.
“We’re playing OK, we lost on Monday against Cambridge Rindge and Latin, which is a Top 10 team in the state,” Latin Academy coach Phuong Cao said. “That was a good measure of our team, hopefully they are ready [Thursday.]
“[Rindge and Latin] was our first loss in a while against a very, very good team. We did a lot of good things on that day. I promise you they won’t carry that loss to the next game. Hopefully that won’t have any effect on [Thursday’s] game.”
The Dragons have never advanced past the sectional quarterfinals, Cao said.
“Hopefully we can go a little deeper this year,” he said. “Hopefully we can get past the second round this year.”
Cao said he’s glad his team is opening the tournament at home.
“It helps a lot, at least we start out at home and we don’t have to travel,” he said. “That will help us a lot before we get to the next level, the next round. We don’t have to travel to an unfamiliar place.”
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