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by Jay Turner Coming off another outstanding season capped off by a run to the central sectional finals, the Canton High varsity volleyball team wasted little time in reestablishing its dominance in 2014, opening the season with back-to-back wins over North Attleboro and Duxbury. Friday’s 3-2 victory at Duxbury was particularly impressive as it … Continued
EASTON — Oliver Ames girls volleyball coach Andy Mather looked down at his clipboard after his team’s match with Canton and felt that there were too many mistakes to overcome. Canton arrived in the Nixon Gym undefeated, and the Bulldogs’ balance and ability to take advantage of the OA errors allowed them to stay undefeated … Continued
By Ryan Lanigan, Editor-in-Chief NORTH EASTON, Mass. – Canton took control early in every match and came away with a 3-0 sweep of Oliver Ames – 25-10, 25-13, and 25-14. The Tigers drop to 3-4 while Canton remains unbeaten at 5-0. Getting the divisional win on the road was the focus for the Bulldogs. “I … Continued
Posted by Staff September 19, 2013 07:00 AM By Liz Torres, Globe Correspondent 1. Archbishop Williams under new direction— The Bishops get a fresh start this year with Stephanie Adams at the helm. The Brockton local has coached at Cardinal Spellman, Whitman-Hanson and spent the past three years at Dedham. Adams is pleased with the performance … Continued
By Jay Turner
After nearly achieving perfection in a memorable and dominant 2012 campaign, the Canton High varsity volleyball team made its return to the court and already looked to be in midseason form, sweeping both North Attleboro and Attleboro last week to open the season at 2-0.
Senior captain Avery Devoe (Mike Barucci photo)
On Monday, September 9, the Canton girls traveled to NA, where they outlasted the Red Rocketeers — last year’s Kelly-Rex Division champions — in straight sets (25-23, 25-20, 25-21).
All three sets were close, but the Bulldogs were able to keep their composure and pull out the win behind the offense of senior captain Avery Devoe (21 kills) and the defense of junior Danielle Arthur (15 digs).
Other top contributors for Canton included junior setter Erin Proctor, who had 34 assists, sophomore outside hitter Elizabeth Hamilton, who played great defense and added eight timely kills, and senior outside hitter Ellie Teague.
Later in the week, the Bulldogs used a total-team effort to outlast Attleboro in their home opener, winning again in straight sets (25-18, 25-6, 25-21).
“The entire Canton squad contributed to this win,” remarked veteran head coach Pat Cawley. “Avery again led us in kills, while Erin and senior setter Meghan Hartnett did a good job distributing the ball. Sophomore outside hitter Olivia Devoe and junior outside hitter Kim Frazier played well at the net. Senior defensive specialist Shay Connolly served well and played great defense.”
The Bulldogs are coming off their greatest individual season in program history — one that saw the squad go 22-1 with 13 shutouts while capturing their first-ever sectional championship. Expectations are once again sky-high for the perennial Hockomock power, which boasts plenty of talent despite returning just one starter (Avery Devoe) from last year’s team.
This week, the girls were due to travel to Franklin on Monday and will next host Milford on Thursday (today) at 5:15 p.m.
QUINCY — Her coach says Avery Devoe is “fun to watch.” There should be a lot of eyes on her this fall. The only returning starter from last year’s dynamic Canton High girls volleyball team, the senior seems poised for another standout campaign. She kicked off the 2013 season in fine fashion Monday, cranking out … Continued
The Bulldogs season came to end with a loss to Melrose in the Division 2 state semi finals. Canton put up a good fight, but it wasn’t enough as Melrose took the match 3-0. The Bulldogs should be proud for an amazing 22-1 season. Canton took home a Hockomock championship and will hang new Central … Continued
Canton 3, Medfield 2: On Saturday, the top-seeded Bulldogs (22-0) kept their perfect season intact by rallying from a 2-0 deficit to beat No. 2 Medfield (18-4) in the Div. 2 Central title match. Canton staved off two match points in the third game. The 18-25, 22-25, 28-26, 25-22, 15-9 win sends the Bulldogs into … Continued
In what was the most exciting Canton volleyball match in recent memory, the Bulldogs clawed their way back from down 0-2 to an extremely talented Medfield team, to take the match 3-2. This win propels Canton to the state semi-finals, the furthest the program has gone in its 12 years of existence. The state semi … Continued
Wicked Local Staff/Rob Thorn Julia Murphy is congratulated by her teammate Ellie Teague after a successful spike by Julia. The Patriot Ledger QUINCY — Canton 3, Westborough 1: The Bulldogs’ perfect season rolls on … after a decidedly imperfect start to their Div. 2 Central semifinal match, No. 1 Canton (21-0) dropped the first game … Continued
Coach Roger Anderson huddles with his team during a timeout in the fourth and final game of the match, and Westborough’s season. Photo Credit: Jeff Nowak by Jeff Nowak CANTON, Mass. — Westborough Rangers volleyball came out on fire Thursday night, but it cooled quickly as undefeated Canton hit its stride. Westborough won the first … Continued
Westborough’s Samantha Kehoe (right) goes for a kill against Canton’s Avery Devoe (left) and Kaitlin Phillips during the Rangers’ 3-1 loss on Thursday night. John Thornton/Daily News staff By Kevin J. Stone/Daily News correspondent The MetroWest Daily News Read more: http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/sports/local_sports/x1272754523/Canton-3-Westborough-1-Familiar-finish#ixzz2BlXrnsHl CANTON — Sometimes, the other side is simply better. On Thursday night, the Westborough … Continued
The #1 Bulldogs (21-0) downed #4 Westborough 3-1 in the Central Sectional Semi Finals to advance to the Sectional Finals. Arguably the best opponent to date, the Rangers came out firing in set one behind the powerful offense of junior outside hitter Sam Kehoe, stunning the Bulldogs. Missing starting senior middle Alex Walsh, a combination … Continued
Worcester North has already dashed my hopes of a perfect bracket. Congrats to all the teams moving on to the Quarterfinals. As a side note, a big shoutout to all the Hock teams in their respective brackets. Not only did all six teams earn a home match for their first game of the tournament, but … Continued
QUINCY — It was a memorable match for the Canton High girls volleyball team. Not only did the Bulldogs post a 3-0 non-league victory over Medway Tuesday to complete the regular season undefeated, but the girls gave coach Pat Cawley her 100th career win in her sixth season at Canton. Jackie Borneman (13 kills) and … Continued
Canton finished the regular season undefeated and earned the top seed in the Division 2 Central Sectional Tournament. In Monday’s quarterfinals, Canton will host either No. 8 Foxborough or No. 9 Hudson. For more on Canton and a preview of the volleyball tournament, see the story in Friday’s print edition of The Patriot Ledger. Amelia … Continued
By Jay Turner The undefeated and utterly dominant Canton High volleyball team improved to 18-0 last week with impressive victories over its closest two competitors in the Davenport Division, Foxboro and Stoughton, leaving the squad just one win away from a perfect regular season. At this point, it doesn’t appear that any team could derail … Continued