The North Quincy volleyball team stepped onto its home court Monday evening with a big task at hand — hosting its rival, No. 15 Quincy, with Patriot League positioning on the line and last week’s loss to No. 9 Duxbury still fresh in its collective mind — and made a statement. The 10th-ranked Red Raiders swept the Presidents, 3-0. The win moves North Quincy (8-1) into sole possession of second place in the Patriot League standings, just a half game behind the first-place Dragons. Quincy (7-2) stands one game back of its rivals to the north to round out the upper tier of the conference standings. Monday, North Quincy moved through the first two sets with relative ease, winning by scores of 25-15 and 25-16, respectively. Quincy made it close in the third, but it wasn’t enough as the Red Raiders cemented the win by taking the set, 26-24. As is usually the case for the Red Raiders, the seniors led the way. Maya Umoren — a 5-foot-10 standout on the basketball court in the winter — collected 12 kills and nine digs. Cindi Hazelton, meanwhile, amassed 22 assists, and captain Caroline Schwartz did a little bit of everything with seven digs, five kills, three blocks and an ace. The win is the second in four days for a North Quincy team that started 6-0 before dropping a five-set marathon to Duxbury last Wednesday. Despite that loss, North Quincy has dropped just five sets all season. The Red Raiders and Presidents will face off again, this time at Quincy, on Oct. 23.
North Quincy 3, Quincy 0
Monday, Sep. 30, 2013, at Quincy
Updated: Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, 6:53 p.m.