The Somerville High School Freshman Girls Volleyball team is off to a good start this season with a 4-1 record. With wins against GBL rivals Cambridge, Malden, and Medford, the team is looking strong in their division. The first contest versus Lawrence went 3 sets with a win.
In the team’s loss versus Methuen, the first set went 31-29. “The girls had opportunities to win, they just didn’t return the ball well,” said third year Volleyball Coach Krista Invernizzi. The match went two more sets with Somerville winning the second and dropping the third. “The girls learn from wins and losses, everything at the freshman level is about learning.”
The team consists of 16 players. Captains are Emily Liberato, Emily O’Regan, and Flavia Martins. In the contest versus Medford, freshman Briana Jewers had 7 serves. “She has a great, low, strong serve.” Great digs from Hallie Hughes, Jacquelyn Joyce, Phoebe Melchiskey, Kaitlyn Mercer, and Bianka Depaula, along with front row play from Christina Keating, Keylia Carter, Molly Roderick, Emmileigh DaSilva, Ciara Happas, and Casey Revilla have been important in the teams success.
Front row spiker/blocker Marissa Toner is a force on the team. “We have some height on the team, and the girls use that to their advantage.”
“The team has come together well and the girls play together well. Communication and fundamentals are things we continue to work on at the freshman level.”