The DHS volleyball team surpassed expectations when it qualified for the MIAA tournament in its first year of varsity play with an 11-7 record. Unfortunately, reality set in when tournament play started and the Lady Dragons saw their initial season come to a conclusion, dropping a three-set match to Greater New Bedford on Friday night, 14-25, 21-25, 19-25.

Despite a disappointing conclusion, Coach Pam Thomas said her girls continue to learn about themselves as a team and are already making plans for next year.

“In the first game we played a little nervous and tight, making some reception errors that we couldn’t recover from,” said Thomas. “The second game was closer, but our inexperience in a playoff situation got the better of us”.

Michela North had 12 kills for the game, while Catherine Harrison had her best game of the season as the right side hitter with five kills out of six attempts.

“I am extremely proud our all of our girls and the season that we’ve had,” said the rookie coach. “We will be back next year stronger and more experienced, as we are only losing two seniors.”