Girls’ volleyball defeats Shrewsbury, looks forward to strong season


Jonny Ratner

Senior captain Chloe Chiota prepares to hit the ball.

Brianna Tang and Claire Bai

Girls’ varsity volleyball defeated Shrewsbury for the first time in years with a score of 3-1 in a packed home meet on Tuesday, Sept. 24. 

The game began in a competitive first set with Shrewsbury winning 30-28. The points went back and forth and the crowd was roaring. Algonquin pulled ahead afterward and won the next three sets 25-17, 25-17 and 25-18. 

“[Shrewsbury] played Westborough already and lost to them,” senior captain Olivia Chiota said. “We beat Westborough, so we knew that if we played to the best of our ability we would be able to beat them.” 

Girls’ varsity had not beaten Shrewsbury in the past years, so this was a really exciting win for the team. 

“We felt really good after the game since we have not been able to beat them since our freshman year when we weren’t even on the [varsity] team,” senior libero Hannah Jaiswal said. “Finally seeing us beat them is motivating and shows that we [as a team] are improving.” 

The season has been going well so far and the team has high hopes for the rest of it. They are currently undefeated and rank second in the state. 

“We are looking forward to the best year we have had in a long time,” senior captain Andrea Jiang said. 

The girls have their most challenging game of the season coming up against Hopkinton on Tuesday, Oct.8.