Some interesting tidbits on the high school girls' volleyball scene:
1. Volleyball welcomes Sandwich-- Sandwich is the newest varsity program to enter the Atlantic Coast League. The Blue Knights swept Sturgis West in their season opener and despite a battle, came up just short against Falmouth, 3-2, on Wednesday. Keep an eye on this squad's progress throughout the season.
2. Braintree keeps busy -- The Wamps battle through three matches this week and Lida McHugh has set the tone early chipping in 29 assists against Norwood and Milton. The Wamps lost six seniors to graduation but coach Kristen Orzechowski has another deep team that can take her the distance.
3. Canton's comeback -- The Bulldogs, who finished seventh in the 2012 Globe rankings, swept North Attleboro in their first match of the season. Senior Avery Devoe produced a whopping 21 kills and junior Danielle Arthur collected 15 digs.
4. Look out for Lynnfield's Hannah Shaievitz -- Despite graduating MGVCA All-State Teamer Caroline Shannon, who led a Division 3 State Final run, the Pioneers are off to a solid start with a straight-set victory over North Reading. The Globe's Division 3 Coach of the Year Michelle Perrone knows how to shape a winning team (three-time Div 3 North sectional champions) and senior middle blocker Hannah Shaievitz delievered (four kills, four digs and three blocks) will be a major component in that feat.
5. Two MA girls make the Under Armour Watch List-- The American Volleyball Coaches Association announced their 2013 Under Armour High School All-American Watch List and North Andover's setter Erin Cox and Westboro's libero Addie D'Luzansky made the cut!
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- Liz Torres | @etorres446 | Girls hockey
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