The #6 seeded MDI Trojans traveled down to Cape Elizabeth on Saturday, October 22nd and upset the #3 Capers, 3-0 to advance to the State Semifinals on Wednesday, October 26th. The individual set scores were 25-21, 25-18, 25-15.

According to MDI Coach Corey

MDI may have not had their best passing game or sharpest hitting, but they did something even better: they stayed together as a team, keeping the energy up, and never allowed the score to sap their energy. Cape played us tough and there were numerous lead changes throughout, so we often had to play from behind. This is something we have struggled with but this afternoon the team found a way to refocus at critical times and regain control.  All season long we’ve talked about being a power of 14 and today we were. We will take that energy back into the gym Monday and Tuesday as we now prepare for Gardiner.

MDI Stat Leaders

  • Addy Boyce: 3 aces, 5 kills, 2 blocks, 16 assists, 14 digs
  • Molly Ritter: 2 aces, 8 kills, 2 assists, 4 digs
  • Claire Moore: 4 kills, 3 blocks, 1 assist, 1 dig
  • Sharyn Lipski: 4 kills, 2 blocks, 1 assist

The State Quarterfinal Results on Saturday October 22 were

  • #1 Yarmouth defeated #8 Cony 3-0, 25-13, 25-15, 25-10
  • #4 York defeated #5 Messlonskee 3-2, 23-25, 25-23, 25-20, 18-25, 15-11
  • #6 MDI defeated #3 Cape Elizabeth 3-0 25-21, 25-18, 25-15
  • #2 Gardiner defeated #7 Gray-New Gloucester 3-0, 25-22, 25-16 25-20

Semifinal Schedule on October 26

  • #1 Yarmouth vs. #4 York
  • #2 Gardiner vs. #6 MDI

The State Championship will be played on Friday, October 28 at 8:30 p.m. at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham

You can nominate someone for the Week 8 High School Athlete of the Week by emailing HERE. Please put High School Athlete of the Week in the subject. Nominations for games October 17th to October 22nd need to be received by October 24th. Then tell us why your nominee is deserving! Let us know specifics! How many goals did she/he score? How many yards did they run for? How many yards did they pass for? How fast did they run in the cross country race? What did they shoot in the golf match? We also want to know what school they go to! Please send them by Monday night!

Tuesday we will then compile the nominees and it will be your turn to choose the winner! You can then cast your votes, and voting will close Thursday night at 11:59 p.m. We will then announce the winner online and on air on Friday each week!

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