Volleyball advances, Boys Soccer falls in NEPSAC playoffs

Volleyball will host a semifinal matchup on Saturday in Love Gym.

Brian Muldoon
November 17, 2022
Phillips Exeter Academy Volleyball

The undefeated and top-seeded girls volleyball team passed their quarterfinal test with a 3-2 victory over eighth seeded Sacred Heart. With the win, Big Red will move on to the semifinal round and play host to fifth seeded Loomis Chaffee.

Big Red had to manufacture a comeback after dropping the opening set to Sacred Heart, 23-25. Exeter made quick work to even the match at 1-1 with a 25-15 victory in the second set, but Sacred Heart jumped back in front following a thrilling 24-26 third set win. Big Red dug deep and stayed alive with a 25-22 victory in the fourth to force a winner-take-all fifth set where they earned a 15-12 win to stay a perfect 15-0 on the year and advance to the semifinal round. Loomis advanced to the semifinal round following a 3-0 upset over fourth seeded Andover.

Exeter will host Loomis on Saturday at 3:00pm in Love Gym. The match will be streamed live at www.exeter.edu/exeterlive.  

Click here to view the full Class A Girls Volleyball bracket.

Boys soccer saw their successful season come to a close after dropping a 3-1 decision on the road at Milton on Wednesday afternoon. Milton jumped ahead 1-0 with a goal midway through the first half before Atticus Ross tied the match when he knocked in a bouncing ball through the keepers legs to score Exeter’s lone goal of the afternoon. The Mustangs would reclaim a one goal edge just 30 seconds before halftime before adding a third late in the second half. Big Red wraps their season with an 8-4-5 record.