WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — Just weeks after ending Marlborough High's 27-match winning streak, Westborough High's volleyball team started its own: six straight games.
The Rangers (9-2) dropped Marlborough — the team that refused to lose over the past two years — 3-0 (25-18, 25-22, 25-15).
"We were able to involve a lot of kids today," said coach Roger Anderson, who didn't play his starters for a second in his team's win over Wachusett on Tuesday. "There were some times we made some errors, but overall I was pleased with the effort, for sure."
Sophomore Elizabeth Volpe led the Rangers offensively with 11 kills, and senior Addie D'Luzansky had a strong service day with four aces.
Another busy week lies ahead with three matches. The Rangers will compete in the Sunday Showcase of Champions in Holyoke. They are guaranteed five two-game matches, and two more if they qualify for the semifinals. The results won't count against overall records, but top teams including Barnstable and Notre Dame of Hingham will be in attendance.
"We're going to go in there, work on some stuff and try to play well," Anderson said. "This has definitely been a busy stretch, especially with school starting to pile on."
Westborough 7, Fitchburg 0: Score differential hasn't been a problem for Rangers soccer this week.
Including another shutout win over Quabbin Tuesday, Westborough (6-2-2) has outscored its opponents 12-0 in the past two games.
"Team chemistry is good, we're passing the ball well and we're not afraid to shoot," coach Paul Mumby said. "It adds to your confidence when you can score that many, definitely."
Olivia McGourty netted a hat trick, with three goals. Susanna Wright, Karli Gavin, Sarah Connors and Amy Wilichowski each contributed goals of their own.
Westborough is back to work Tuesday as it faces Hudson at home. Earlier this year, the Rangers won a close game from the Hawks, 2-1, on the road.
Westborough 2, Fitchburg 0