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Boys Volleyball Sweeps NMH

Erik Glover ’19 plays opposite hitter and in the back row

Winning the first two sets soundly with scores of 25-16, 25-14 respectively, Andover Boys Volleyball dominated against Northfield Mount Hermon this past Saturday with a 3-0 sweep. Approaching the halfway mark of the season, Andover now holds a record of 3-1-1.

Co-Captain Clay Briggs ’19 credits the team’s success against NMH to the team’s technical skills.

Briggs said, “We [were] able to gain the upper hand because we found out on Saturday that volleyball is not actually about conditioning, but it’s about volleyball skill. And in that regard, we were better than NMH and at the end of the day, we beat them.”

Additionally, Andover employed a wide range of strategies to help secure its win over NMH, according to Briggs.

Briggs said, “Something that helped us win was using obscure volleyball terms to throw the other team off and that actually worked against NMH. We were able to get in their heads, and the next three serves they served right into the net and ended up costing them the game and the comeback.”

Henrique Chamon ’21 attributes much of the team’s overall growth and development this season to the leadership of Co-Captains Neil Simpson ’19 and Briggs.

Chamon said, “Captains Neil Simpson and Clay Briggs are constant advice dispensers, and their overall skills and athleticism have helped all of us.”

In particular, Briggs’s dedication to the game helps to inspire his teammates to work harder themselves, according to Chamon.

“Our dedication is impeccable. Most of the team comes to practice early… and most of us stay late to continue working on our skills,” Chamon said.

Looking forward, Andover hopes to continue to build on its technique, including serves, according to Chamon.

Andover will face Choate this Saturday.