Senior Night tomorrow at 5:15 p.m.

Published in the October 26, 2017 edition

SENIOR CO-CAPTAIN Abby D’Orlando crushes a serve as fellow senior co-captain Jenna Forcellese (5) awaits a return. (John Friberg File Photo)


NORTH READING — Last Friday afternoon, the North Reading High volleyball team hosted Medford in its Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser game. The visiting Mustangs ended up winning, 3-1, to get a season split against the Hornets.

With that defeat, the Hornets record fell to 10-8 overall.

Medford won the first two games, 25-17, and 25-19. In game three the Hornets won, 25-21, but Medford closed the door in game four winning 25-21.

“It came down to one outstanding player for them,” said North Reading head coach Mile Milone. “Their outside hitter was unstoppable and she was the difference.”

Lauren Gulbicki had ten kills and seven blocks for the Hornets while Jenna Forcellese had 34 digs.

The team was able to raise nearly $500 that day in the fight against Breast Cancer.

Tame Tigers 

On Oct. 18, the Hornets defeated visiting Ipswich, 3-1, to punch their ticket to the Division 2 state tournament.

“It has been a couple of years since we have made the states and the girls were ecstatic,” stated Milone.

The Hornets won the first two games, 25-19, and 25-17. The Tigers won game three, 25-20, but the Hornets won the fourth game, 25-22.

North Reading improved to 7-7 in the Cape Ann League ans are tied for fourth place as that was their final league game of the year.

Gulbicki had 11 kills while Seren Ventullo also had 11 kills as that was her season high. Senior captain, Abby D’Orlando, had 15 assists and 13 serve points including five aces. Forcellese had 31 digs.

On Friday afternoon, it is the Hornets Senior Day at 5:15 p.m. as they welcome Essex Tech. Before the game, the nine Hornets’ 12th-graders will be honored.

On Monday afternoon, also at 5:15, the Hornets wrap up the regular season at Burlington.

The next day, they will find out who they will open with in the first round of the states.