8th grade volleyball team wins tournament
Despite missing four starting players, Marlborough’s eighth grade volleyball team won the Culver City middle school volleyball tournament.
The tournament, which took place on October 17, was the first tournament the team has played in since the Delphic League was formed.
Head Coach Lorrie Provost-Vellutato said that every team member had a chance to play.
“Everyone saw the court and contributed to the tournament win,” she said.
Team member Catherine was the tournament’s MVP and thinks the tournament helped the team.
“We’re a little more confident, and [the tournament] has helped us grow as players,” she said.
Equestrians begin title defense with win
After winning two straight Interscholastic Equestrian League (IEL) titles, Marlborough’s equestrian team began the road to a third straight championship by placing winning the first show of the year Oct. 25, narrowly beating Archer by four points to top the field of seventy teams.
With 25 active members, this year’s equestrian team is the largest in school history to compete in the IEL.
Equestrian team advisor Alison Moser said that the team is not just large in numbers
“They are all very good riders,” she said. “We have great new seventh grade riders, as well as skilled veteran riders.”
Moser said that the five active seventh graders are a strong presence on the team.
Seventh grader Eliza was the highest point earner in the whole show and was named overall champion. Eliza was the novice high point rider, hunter champion, and equitation champion in the show.
“We’re all very excited to welcome the seventh graders to the team,” Moser said.
The team has high hopes for its next show Dec. 6.
“I hope we can maintain our lead, and that more athletes will come to support the team at the next show,” said fourth year rider Kira ’13.
Nicole ’11 was freshman dressage champion. Taylor ’13 and Kailey ’14 placed second and third, respectively in freshman handy hunter.
Olivia ’13 and Alexandra ’13 placed second and third, respectively, in junior varsity handy hunter. Yu-Shien ’15 placed third in novice handy hunter.