Westborough volleyball defeats Shrewsbury in first league game

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SHREWSBURY – The Westborough girls varsity volleyball team beat Shrewsbury 3-0 in the first league game at Shrewsbury High School Sept. 6.

“We played with great intention all night, and we managed to stay on top of a team [Shrewsbury] that I think is going to be pretty good down the road,” Westborough Head Coach Roger Anderson said. 

Anderson identified key players to look out for this season, including setters Shannon Clark and Emily Coffey, outside hitters Kate Capello and Arianna Li and right-side hitter Julia Goretti. 

The Rangers are hoping for a successful season of “playing their best when it counts the most,” said Anderson.

“This is a good start for us,” he added.

Last year, the Westborough volleyball team made it all the way to the MIAA Division II State Championships before they fell to Hopkinton.

“I like the effort the girls had [during the game]; they fought until the very end,” Shrewsbury Head Coach Brett Crandall said. “I couldn’t ask for more.”

Westborough will face off against Wachusett on Sept. 13 at home, and Shrewsbury’s next league game is against Methuen on Sept. 15.