Needham falls to Agawam in Division 1 state semifinals

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The Needham boys’ volleyball team dropped a five-set thriller, 3-2, to Agawam on Friday night in the Division 1 state semifinals at Hudson High School.

Needham (20-4) came out tentative and Agawam (21-2), led by senior Sawyer Frederick’s 19 kills, claimed the first set, 25-9, and the second, 25-13.

The Rockets rallied to take the next two sets and forced a 10-10 tie in the decisive fifth set, but the Brownies proved too much.

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