Beacon volleyball defeats Phillis Wheatley 2-0 to stay undefeated

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. BY DAN COOK
October 25, 2013

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.