Hockomock Sports Managing Editor Josh Perry provides the recap of the FHS volleyball team win vs Shepherd Hill on Thursday. The team advances in the payoffs to play the #3 seed Lincoln-Sudbury on Monday
"When the season began for Franklin, expectations were limited for a young roster that was hoping to earn enough wins just to get into the postseason. The younger players developed quicker than even Franklin coach Kate Horsmann could have hoped and not only did the Panthers reach the tournament but on Thursday night hosted Shepherd Hill in the Div. 1 Central/West first round.
Franklin continued its strong season with a 3-1 (25-22, 20-25, 25-16, 25-17) victory over the Rams and advanced to the sectional quarterfinal for a trip to third-seed Lincoln-Sudbury.
“At the beginning of the year, we had some potential,” Horsmann explained, “but I really thought okay we’ll be lucky if we make the tournament and…we got a home match. They’re a great group of kids and it’s exciting and now we get to go to Lincoln-Sudbury, which is always tough for us.”
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|Senior hitter Erin Skidmore (12) skies for one of her team-leading nine kills to help Franklin get past Shepherd Hill in the first round of the tournament. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)|
Additional photos of the volleyball matches can be found in the gallery here