No. 20 Lynnfield at No. 10 North Andover, Tue., 5 p.m. – Lynnfield (12-2) gets home-court advantage after having gone 12-straight perfect sets. North Andover enters the matchup, recovering from a tough 3-2 loss against Andover last week. The last time these two met, the Scarlet Knights (10-3) barely won (25-20, 25-23, 23-25, 28-26).
No. 7 Brookline at No. 5 Newton North, Thurs., 4 p.m. – Newton North knocked out Brookline, 3-0, in their previous matchup, winning, 25-11, 25-19, 25-11. Alana King (14 digs, eight kills) and Deanna Cortina (20 service aces) were the catalysts in the victory and are sure to make an impact the second time around. Brookline came out short statistically in the matchup and will need higher numbers to make an impact.
No. 17 Notre Dame of Hingham at No. 1 Barnstable, Fri., 4 p.m. – Notre Dame of Hingham is one of only two teams to take a set from the reigning Division 1 State champions. On paper, the Cougars appear to be a contender, with Julia Flynn (130 kills) and Randi Whitman (348 assists) emerging as a powerful duo. But do the Cougars have enough to hand the Red Raiders their first loss of the season?
No. 16 North Quincy at No. 14 Pembroke, Fri., 4:15 p.m. – This pair went to four sets last time they met with North Quincy prevailing after Rose Bennett and Natasha Sautter combined for 12 kills in the win (25-12, 26-24, 18-25, 25-21). Since their last loss to North Quincy, the Titans have posted a seven-game winning streak