GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

Newton North 3, Weymouth 0

Thursday, Sep. 19, 2013, at Weymouth

For the second straight night, the No. 2 Newton North volleyball team (6-0) stayed undefeated by knocking off a team that had entered the game undefeated as well. On Thursday, the Tigers swept Weymouth (5-1) on the road, 25-8, 25-19, and 25-15.The Wildcats had entered play having lost only one set all season, but Newton North’s serving and attacking proved too much to handle.“It’s always good to have a good game,” said Tigers coach Richard Barton.Senior outside hitter Alana King and senior middle hitter Infiniti Thomas-Waheed each had 11 kills to lead the way. Thomas-Waheed, who is also an All-Scholastic basketball player headed to play at Holy Cross next year, finished with just one attacking error and also added 16 service points and seven aces, “a giant amount of aces” against a strong team like Weymouth, Barton said.Micaela Cohen, the Tigers’ senior libero, pitched in with 14 service points and 34 digs.“Weymouth kept the ball in play but they were never able to mount a strong attack consistently,” Barton said, calling the Wildcats a “team on the rise.”On Tuesday night, Newton North had taken down previously unbeaten No. 10 Acton-Boxborough in four sets.Barton said the back-to-back wins were important, but that the Tigers will really be able to gauge where they stand next Tuesday when they have their biggest test yet against No. 4 Brookline. The Warriors, Barton said, are loaded with “legitimate state-level players.“We have not faced the fire of Massachusetts volleyball yet,” Barton said.

 

Updated: Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, 9:38 p.m.

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