Following a disheartening 3-0 loss against Phillips Exeter Academy earlier this season, Andover Girls Volleyball looks for revenge this Saturday. Both teams have posted strong records this season, with Andover standing at 9-5 and Exeter at 7-4.
Although Andover beat Exeter 3-2 in its midseason matchup last season, Exeter ultimately defeated Andover 3-1 during the Andover/Exeter game and later knocked Andover out of playoffs in postseason play. Despite last year’s losses to Exeter, Andover hopes to come out strong against Exeter in its final game of regular season play.
In an email to The Phillipian, Head Coach Clyfe Beckwith said, “I take it year-by-year, day-by-day, match-by-match. Andover and Exeter rarely are not compatible and either team has the chance to beat the other at any time.”
Andover’s determination and passion have driven it to a three-game win streak leading up to the matchup with its rival. Beckwith said, “What we need to do this coming Saturday is play our own match. If we play like we have practiced lately we should at minimum be competitive.”
Serena Liu ’19 said, “I am very excited to keep this long lasting Andover/Exeter rivalry by representing Andover on the volleyball court. Volleyball is such a great way show off Andover’s talent and big blue spirit and playing on the court with the team is one of the many ways we can do so.”