High school scoreboard: Westborough girls volleyball off to a strong start

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By Chris Wilson, Contributing Writer

Westborough High School's upper turf field sits empty on a Saturday afternoon.
Westborough High School’s upper turf field sits empty on a Saturday afternoon. (Photo/Dakota Antelman)

Region – Week two of the Fall II season has concluded with a number of football and girls volleyball matchups dotting the schedule.

Westborough’s volleyball squad has specifically started the season strong with four straight decisive 3-0 victories.

“Every single one of them brings the focus, effort and enthusiasm we expect on a daily basis,” Head coach Roger Anderson said of his players in comments to the Community Advocate.

Anderson, a 2014 Massachusetts Girls Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame inductee, said his players have done a great job through the start of the year.

This is a tougher season than most, Anderson conceded. Through it all, though, he says he’s proud to see players focused on what matters most.

“All of our players have accepted each other, and supported each other,” he said. “…This is far more important than anything else”.

Outside of Westborough, other volleyball highlights include Hudson snagging a 3-1 win over Montachusett on its Senior Night. That capped a 3-0 week for the Hawks, also full of two victories over Leominster.

Algonquin volleyball extended its own undefeated season with two new wins last week, shutting out Nashoba on March 22 and March 25.

Grafton and Marlborough struggled on the court. But Shrewsbury managed to split its volleyball schedule, losing by a 3-2 decision to Wachusett before coming back, two days later, to turn the tables.

In Friday night football action, Grafton rolled to a 48-0 victory over Middlesex Regional while Shrewsbury lost a nail-biter to Doherty after they failed to convert on a fourth-and-goal situation at the end of the game.

Marlborough slid past Algonquin thanks in part to a short, first quarter touchdown, while Hudson lost its football matchup against Littleton, 35-7.

After dominating volleyball opponents, Westborough football fell to Nashoba by a score of 14-7.

See individual, game-by-game scores from a week of action…

 

ALGONQUIN
VOLLEYBALL– March 22
Algonquin – 3, Nashoba – 0
VOLLEYBALL – March 25
Algonquin – 3, Nashoba – 0
FOOTBALL – March 26
Algonquin – 6, Marlborough – 14
GRAFTON
VOLLEYBALL – March 23
Grafton – 0, Millbury – 3
VOLLEYBALL – March 25
Grafton – 1, Millbury – 3
FOOTBALL – March 26
Grafton – 48, North Middlesex – 0
HUDSON
VOLLEYBALL – March 22
Hudson – 3, Leominster 1
VOLLEYBALL – March 24
Hudson – 3, Leominster 1
VOLLEYBALL – March 26
Hudson – 3, Montachusett 1
FOOTBALL – March 27, 2021
Hudson – 7, Littleton – 35
MARLBOROUGH
VOLLEYBALL – March 22
Marlborough – 0, AMSA – 3
VOLLEYBALL – March 25
Marlborough – 0, AMSA – 3
FOOTBALL – March 26
Marlborough – 14, Algonquin – 6
SHREWSBURY
VOLLEYBALL – March 23
Shrewsbury – 2, Wachusett– 3
VOLLEYBALL – March 25
Shrewsbury – 3, Wachusett – 2
FOOTBALL – March 26
Shrewsbury – 20, Doherty – 27
WESTBOROUGH
VOLLEYBALL – March 23
Westborough – 3, Shepherd Hill – 0
VOLLEYBALL – March 25
Westborough – 3, Shepherd Hill – 0
FOOTBALL – March 26
Westborough – 7, Nashoba – 14

 

 

Sports – Community Advocate