Portsmouth Abbey girls lose to Cushing Academy in finals

Ravens finish second in Eastern Independent League

By Richard W. Dionne, Jr.
Posted 11/21/22

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Abbey’s girls’ volleyball team’s fine season came to an end on Sunday, when it was defeated 3-1 by Cushing Academy in the Class C bracket of the …

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Portsmouth Abbey girls lose to Cushing Academy in finals

Ravens finish second in Eastern Independent League

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PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Abbey’s girls’ volleyball team’s fine season came to an end on Sunday, when it was defeated 3-1 by Cushing Academy in the Class C bracket of the NEPSAC volleyball championship.

The Abbey crushed Beaver Country Day, 3-0, in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, Nov. 16, and then Miss Hall’s School, 3-1, in the semis on Saturday, before falling to Cushing. The set scores on Sunday were 25-18, 24-26, 25-16, and 25-19.

The Ravens placed second in the NEPSAC (New England Preparatory School Athletic Council) Eastern Independent League with a record of 16-7.

Libero Sarah Edwards, outside hitter Maria Amián Parames and setter Bailey Howell have been instrumental to the team's success this season, according to head coach John Huynh. 

Edwards, a senior from Westport, tallied 10 digs during the match against Beaver. She averaged 13.9 digs per match for a total of 292 for the season.

"Sarah is is solid in the back row,” said Huynh. “She sets up our defense and digs up those hard driven balls.”

Amián Parames, a sophomore from Spain, bashed 144 kills this season. “Maria does everything well,” said Huynh. “We set her in every zone.” 

Howell, from Westport, had 12 assists and eight aces during the match against Beaver. She compiled 209 assists this season. 

Huynh, and assistant Scott Wilson, emptied their bench against Beaver to get some younger players some action in case they were needed against Miss Hall on Saturday. 

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