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Beacon volleyball defeats Phillis Wheatley 2-0 to stay undefeated

By Dan Cook | Oct 25, 2013
Photo by: Dan Cook The Beacon Middle School volleyball team is piling up the victories in its inaugural season. Head coach Jen Celano, back row center, and Sam Purple, right, are shown with team members Hailey Wilson, Sky Allen, Olivia Morton, Anna Lutz, Victoria Burger, Alex Chiartas, Alyssa Needham, Ava Lynam, Abby Thomas, Sydney Pedersen, Abby Bucklin, Heather Blees, Natalie Oldham, Annabelle Burrows, Autumn Garvey, Maci Silicato, Catherine Morales, Henely Kennedy, McKenzie Parker, Elaina Louvis, Maddie Holt, Megha Patel, Jenna Nolan, Shayla Brittingham, Bailey Hesson, Alyssa Whaley, Lauren Burke.

The Beacon Middle School volleyball team defeated Phillis Wheatley Middle School 25-20 and 25-17 Oct. 21 to move its record to 5-0 on the season. In five matches this season, the team has only given up one game to their opponents.

"We had over 40 girls try out for the team," said head coach Jen Celano. "They are a great group of girls that work incredibly hard."

"These girls are pretty impressive," said assistant coach Samantha Purple. "They are a great group of kids, and they have earned their victories this year."

Beacon took to the road for a return match with the Vikings of Mariner Middle School Oct. 24. Beacon took the first meeting 2-0 Oct. 7.

"Mariner is a very strong opponent," said Celano. "Coaches Nicole [Scott] and Cheryl [Cannon] really have those girls playing tough. We're very excited to play them again."

Beacon and Mariner will travel to Smyrna Friday, Oct. 25, for the DAAD Middle School Invitational Tournament. Play begins at 4 p.m.

Beacon's Alex Chiartis bumps a dig while teammate  Natalie Oldham looks on. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Natalie Oldham bumps a dig in the win over the Raiders. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Sydney Pedersen taps the ball over the net. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Beacon's Maci Silicato serves an ace during the Vikings' victory. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Beacon's Bailey Hesson gets a dig in the win over Phillis Wheatley Middle School. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Beacon's Sky Allen is all smiles before she serves. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Madeline Holt gets a point off the dig. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Hailey Wilson sets an outside hitter. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Lauren Burke serves an ace in the second set of the Vikings' win over the Raiders. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Beacon's Elaina Louvis awaits a Raiders serve. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Sydney Pedersen digs a shot during the win over the Raiders. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Bailey Hesson, left, substitutes for Natalie Oldham during the contest. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Annabelle Burrows bumps a dig. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Alex Chiartis saves a ball off a Raiders kill attempt. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Alyssa Whaley serves an ace in the Vikings' victory. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Olivia Morton bumps a dig in the Vikings' victory over the Raiders. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Heather Blees serves up an ace. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Beacon's Jenna Nolan returns a bump. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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