After an exciting 3-0 victory in the semi-finals against nearby rival Cushing Academy, Winchendon traveled to a neutral site in Connecticut to play for the NEPSAC Class C championship against Beaver Country Day School. With a number of vocal fans in attendance, Winchendon started off the match slower than usual. Serving and hitting errors plagued the Wapiti throughout the first set, and they went down 0-1 after a frustrating opening frame. The girls were determined to not let the first set define the match, and they came out ready to play in set two. Strong serving from Bianca Ortiz ’20 and Liz Logounov ’20 helped to secure an early lead that the girls would manage to hang on to en route to convincing second set victory. Setter Julia Holmes ’20 and outside hitter Cassie Burdick ’20 led the way in set three. Both players played aggressively on offense, and Julia was regularly able to dump the ball to space on the second contact to keep Beaver Country Day guessing. After taking the third set in lopsided fashion, the girls knew that momentum was on their side. Beaver Country Day came out fighting in the fourth and final set, but Winchendon was able to minimize errors and rely on their experienced core of seniors to secure a 3-1 championship victory.