Westborough volleyball beats Dartmouth in MIAA quarterfinal

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A Dartmouth player spikes a ball over the net during her team’s game against Westborough. (Photo/Laura Hayes)

WESTBOROUGH – The Westborough High School volleyball team won its way into the final four of the MIAA’s state championship tournament, Nov. 12, beating Dartmouth 3-1. 

The win prolonged a dominant season for the Rangers and set up a semifinals clash between Westborough and Melrose. 

The date and time of that game remained to be determined as of 1pm on Nov. 13 according to the MIAA’s official playoff bracket

Westborough roared through its first set against Dartmouth, Nov. 12, winning 25-10. Dartmouth clawed back in the second set, equalizing the score with a 25-21 win. 

Westborough swung momentum in its favor following that Dartmouth push, winning 25-11 in back-to-back sets to win the day.

The Rangers seized the number one seed in the Division II volleyball MIAA tournament this year after an undefeated run through the regular season. They lost just one individual set throughout those games, sweeping opponents in each of their 14 other contests. 

Westborough then beat Nashoba and Algonquin on its way to a win in the CMADA tournament late last month. 

The subsequent MIAA tournament has since seen Westborough sweep Longmeadow in the Round of 32 before defeating Nashoba, once again, in the Round of 16.

The winner of the upcoming Westborough/Melrose semifinal game will face off against either King Philip High School or Hopkinton High School in the state championship.