NORTH READING The North Reading high volleyball team lost 3-0 at home to Hamilton-Wenham on Tuesday night. The Generals (10-2) were able to sweep the season series as they won the first match-up, 3-0, back on Sept. 17.

With the loss, the Hornets’ record fell to 3-8 overall and 3-6 in the Cape Ann League.

“We switched things up with our line-up and I liked some of the things, but we only had one day of practice before this match with the changes,” explained Hornets head coach Mike Milone.

Hamilton-Wenham won the three sets, 25-17, 25-20 and 25-14.

Milone was pleased with the play of co-captain Abby Gerber and fellow junior Arya Kolodzieczak, who played well coming off the bench.

Drop match to Tanners

On Friday, Oct. 8, the Hornets lost at Peabody, 3-0, in a non-league match.

The Tanners, a team out of the Northeastern Conference, won the three sets, 25-18, 25-12 and 25-17.

“They are a really strong, athletic team,” state Milone.

Gerber led the Hornets with 10 digs and nine assist while senior Erin Scanlon had team-highs in kills (4) and service aces (4).

Take Magicians to four sets

It was the second NEC team the Hornets played in two days as they lost at home to Marblehead, 3-1, on Thursday, Oct 7.

The Magicians won the first set, 25-15, but the Hornets won set two, 25-22. However, the visitors took control, winning the final two sets, 25-12 and 25-10.

“We played a solid second set but had several unforced errors the final two sets,” admitted Milone.

Senior captain Rose Morelli led North Reading in digs with nine. Scanlon led the squad in blocks with two while Gerber had a team-high nine assists and three service aces.

Dig Pink tonight

Thursday, Oct. 14 is the Dig Pink game as the Hornets support the fight against breast cancer as they welcome Newburyport for a 5:30 p.m. start.

Milone hopes a big crowd will turn out as there will be raffles taking place. The Hornets will also be wearing their pink uniforms.

Upcoming games against Medford, Ipswich

On Monday, Oct. 18 the team will play another non-league game as they visit Medford with that match starting at 6 p.m. Medford plays in the Greater Boston League.

The Hornets will then return to CAL action on Tuesday, Oct. 19 as they host the top team in the CAL Ipswich at 6 p.m. The Tigers won the first meeting, 3-0, back on Sept. 23.