Avenging the first loss of its season two days earlier, the Hopkinton High School girls volleyball team swept Ashland 3-0 on Thursday in Hopkinton.
Junior outside hitters Kate Powers and Melanie Gildea led the way for the Hillers, who started slow before taking control. In the opening set, the hosts fell behind 7-1 before rallying for a 25-21 victory. Hopkinton carried over the momentum into the second set, starting with a 5-0 run and posting a 25-17 victory. HHS closed out the match with a 25-13 victory in the third set, ending with an ace from Cathryn Leighton.
On Tuesday, the Hillers dropped a 3-1 decision at Ashland. The Clockers won the first two sets 25-23 and 25-18 before Hopkinton came back with a 25-22 victory. Ashland ended it with a 25-22 victory in the fourth set.
Powers led the HHS effort with 10 kills, two blocks and three aces. Gildea contributed 10 kills and an ace, and Millie Sensensey had nine kills.
Hopkinton (3-1) next hosts Medfield on Tuesday.