LYNNFIELD — In a statement match on Oct. 8, the Lynnfield High volleyball team edged host Reading, 3-2, in a non-league match. The Rockets, a team out of the Middlesex League, are one of the top programs in eastern Mass.
With that win, the Pioneers improved to 11-1 overall as they won their fourth-consecutive match.
What made this win even more impressive is that Reading led 2-0 as the Rockets won the first two sets, 25-21, and 25-22.
The Pioneers stormed back winning the next two sets, 25-14, and 25-18.
They then won the final set dominating 15-4.
The day before the win over the Rockets, the Pioneers swept host Georgetown 3-0. They won those three matches, 25-20, 25-21 and 25-18.
Lynnfield was able to complete the season sweep over the Royals as they beat them, 3-0, at home back on Sept. 13.
The Pioneers improved to 9-1 in the CAL as well as they are in first place.
That victory also punched Lynnfield’s ticket to the Division 4 state tournament.
Georgetown was the second team the Pioneers swept last week as head coach Brent Ashley’s squad also beat guest Pentucket, 3-0, on Oct. 5. Lynnfield won those three sets, 25-12, 25-11, and 25-11.
In the first meeting on Sept. 9, the Pioneers also won by a 3-0 count over the Sachems.
Lynnfield’s next contest is another non-league match on Oct. 15 as they welcome North Andover at 5:30 pm. The Scarlet Knights are out of the Merrimack Valley Conference.
The Pioneers, who are led by their junior star Ella Gizmunt, then return to CAL play on Oct. 19 as they host Hamilton-Wenham. That match will also start at 5:30.
Back on Sept. 23, the Pioneers won a tough, 3-2, match over the Generals in the first meeting.