Late runs help Lenox volleyball to road win at Mount Everett | Local Sports

SHEFFIELD – In each of the first two sets, Mount Everett worked its way up to a 12-6 lead. Halfway to victory, however, the Eagles couldn’t cross the finish line.

Lenox came back to win both the first and second sets, using late serve both times to take command of a possible 3-1 win on the road on Wednesday night.

The millionaires won the game 25-19, 25-20, 24-26 and 25-11.

Lenox’s Camryn O’Dell goes deep to unearth a hit from Mount Everett.

anna nealon serves the ball

Anna Nealon serves for Lenox on Mount Everett.

Danielle Miller stands up for a hit

Lenox captain Danielle Miller rises for a hit.

Danielle Miller sets the ball

Danielle Miller pitches a teammate in Lenox’s win on Mount Everett.

Emily Barenski digs up a ball

Emily Barenski of Lenox tries to kick the ball at teammate Camryn O’Dell.

hailey ano meets from the outside

Lenox captain Haley Ano hits Mount Everett with an outside hit.

Hailey Ano unearths a hit

Hailey Ano digs up a ball for Lenox.

Kaila Martel toasts a pass

Mount Everett’s Kaila Martel tosses a teammate a passport.

Kailyn Sorrentino spikes from the outside

Lenox’s Kailyn Sorrentino rises for an outdoor hit on Mount Everett.

Kelly Krom hits the ball

Mount Everett’s Kelly Krom is at home for a kill over the net on Wednesday.

Kelly Krom Heaven in the middle of the net

Mount Everett’s Kelly Krom is a hit.

Kelly Nicotra kicks the ball

Kelly Nicotra is going back for a bump on Mount Everett.

Kelly Nicotra puts the ball

Lenox setter Kelly Nicotra assists in a millionaire murder on Mount Everett.

Kelsey Kirchner hits the ball for Lenox

Lenox’s Kelsey Kirchner attacks the center of the net on Mount Everett.

lenox celebrates

Lenox volleyball players celebrate a point on Mount Everett.

Maddy Hynes stands up for an outside hit

Maddy Hynes comes from outside to kill Lenox.

Mount Everett player hits a ball

Mount Everett won against Lenox in the third set.

Mount Everett celebrates

Mount Everett players celebrate a third set win against Lenox.

Nadia Makuc meets Lenox Defense

Mount Everett’s Nadia Makuc scores a hit with Lenox’s Camryn O’Dell and Kelsey Kirchner.

Nadia Makuc digs up a ball

Mount Everett’s Nadia Makuc sets out to dig up a Lenox hit.

Kelly Nicotra is setting up a ball

Kelly Nicotra of Lenox puts a ball against Hailey Ano on Mount Everett on Wednesday night.

Caroline Haiss hits the ball

Mount Everett’s Caroline Haiss throws a ball against Lenox.

Kelly Krom stands up against Danielle Miller

Everetty’s Kelly Krom attempts a hit while Lenox’s Danielle Miller stands up to defend herself.



Camryn o'dell is going low for an excavation

Lenox’s Camryn O’Dell goes deep to unearth a hit from Mount Everett.



anna nealon serves the ball

Anna Nealon serves for Lenox on Mount Everett.



Danielle Miller stands up for a hit

Lenox captain Danielle Miller rises for a hit.



Danielle Miller sets the ball

Danielle Miller pitches a teammate in Lenox’s win on Mount Everett.



Emily Barenski digs up a ball

Emily Barenski of Lenox tries to kick the ball at teammate Camryn O’Dell.



hailey ano meets from the outside

Lenox captain Haley Ano hits Mount Everett with an outside hit.



Hailey Ano unearths a hit

Hailey Ano digs up a ball for Lenox.



Kaila Martel toasts a pass

Mount Everett’s Kaila Martel tosses a teammate a passport.



Kailyn Sorrentino spikes from the outside

Lenox’s Kailyn Sorrentino rises for an outdoor hit on Mount Everett.



Kelly Krom hits the ball

Mount Everett’s Kelly Krom is at home for a kill over the net on Wednesday.



Kelly Krom Heaven in the middle of the net

Mount Everett’s Kelly Krom is a hit.



Kelly Nicotra kicks the ball

Kelly Nicotra is going back for a bump on Mount Everett.



Kelly Nicotra puts the ball

Lenox setter Kelly Nicotra assists in a millionaire murder on Mount Everett.



Kelsey Kirchner hits the ball for Lenox

Lenox’s Kelsey Kirchner attacks the center of the net on Mount Everett.



lenox celebrates

Lenox volleyball players celebrate a point on Mount Everett.



Maddy Hynes stands up for an outside hit

Maddy Hynes comes from outside to kill Lenox.



Mount Everett player hits a ball

Mount Everett won against Lenox in the third set.



Mount Everett celebrates

Mount Everett players celebrate a third set win against Lenox.



Nadia Makuc meets Lenox Defense

Mount Everett’s Nadia Makuc scores a hit with Lenox’s Camryn O’Dell and Kelsey Kirchner.



Nadia Makuc digs up a ball

Mount Everett’s Nadia Makuc sets out to dig up a Lenox hit.



Kelly Nicotra is setting up a ball

Kelly Nicotra of Lenox puts a ball against Hailey Ano on Mount Everett on Wednesday night.



Caroline Haiss hits the ball

Mount Everett’s Caroline Haiss throws a ball against Lenox.



Kelly Krom stands up against Danielle Miller

Everetty’s Kelly Krom attempts a hit while Lenox’s Danielle Miller stands up to defend herself.

However, it took some work, nail biting and gray hair to get there.

Mount Everett scored the first two points of the opening set, and Lenox, who played without senior captain Mia Giardina, didn’t take the lead until he went 18:17 on three points in a row. Hailey Ano blocked two hits for points, and then Kelly Nicotra fielded Camryn O’Dell for successive kills to give the millionaire the first edge.

“Camryn, she’s another of our seniors and she really filled Mia’s place tonight,” said Lenox captain Danielle Miller. “She’s usually a middle, but she took that outside today and really played all around. So that was really nice. She did a great job. “

Kelly Krom took a block to level the Eagles, but another ano point did itself a service and she took it from there. The Lenox captain served the next five points in a row without Mount Everett returning a single ball. She had three aces in the race. Krom brought the Eagles to 19, but Nicotra linked up with Kelsey Kirchner for the set-point kill.

The story was the same in Set 2, with the Eagles leading 12-6 as Krom received a handful of sets from Caroline Haiss. But Lenox got things going again with a Nicotra assist and an ace to force Mount Everett trainer Parker Snyder on hiatus.

“It seemed like 18 was our unlucky number tonight. We were through every set and then they tied us up around 18 and we just lost it, ”said Snyder. “You just have to lock up strong. You have to fight. I don’t know if they just got it into their heads, but we weren’t able to finish strong every time on the last couple of points. “

The Eagles held the lead at 16:11, with Kaila Martel stepping up the run, but Lenox came back roaring again. Krom put the Eagles at 18-16, but Miller got a kill and Nicotra prepared Ano to try. An Eagle hit went out of bounds and Lenox had his first lead of the set 19-18.

Miller took the serve, dropping a pair of aces to bring it to 23-18 before two missteps gave the Eagles 20. Kailyn Sorrentino hit the net with a block and Anna Nealon’s ace took the 2-0 lead.

“Honestly, our wings can pinch themselves and get to their short balls and our center-back handles those deep corners,” Miller said of the comebacks. “Our serve has improved a bit and we were able to take advantage of some mistakes.”

Another early 13-7 lead from Mount Everett in the third set fizzled out again, and Ano’s ace knotted things at 17. Kirchner and O’Dell had a block to take the lead, but the Eagles had finally had enough of Lenox- Comebacks.

Nadia Makuc prevented a kill from Alexis Atwood and Atwood added an ace to give the 24-22 lead. Lenox forced it to extra points, but a Mount Everett ace finished things 26-24.

“You have come this far. I was nervous going into this game because it’s Lenox. But the way we played matched the energy of Lenox and more, ”said Snyder. “They came together and they really showed their true colors as a team tonight. It showed the energy they wanted to gain. “

The long, draining set drained the Eagles’ reserves and Lenox ran away with the fourth. Emily Barenski’s ace made it 4-0 early on, and Lenox benefited from some misunderstanding in Ano and Nicotra’s kills before a Nealon ace made the 9-3.

Haiss and Krom stopped the bleeding a few times with assisted kills, but Lenox was too powerful. Nicotra found a rhythm with Sorrentino that began to give heavy blows to defenders of the Eagles. Kills from her made it 16-8, 18-8, and 21-9.

Ano dropped a late ace and the match was won 25:11.

Lenox was 22nd in the Division V playoff field when the MIAA released its preliminary rankings last week. Mount Everett was 39th place.

“We’re doing a lot of serves right now,” Miller said of the work approaching the postseason. “We are also working to accelerate our offensive by making various settings and attacks.”

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