Alicia Acosta has emerged as a vocal leader for the Rhinebeck High School volleyball team. The senior has a calming influence on the group and her enthusiasm during matches “is contagious,” Hawks coach Ashley Gerace said.
Acosta is also one heck of a player. The setter had 19 assists, 14 service points and a kill to lead Rhinebeck over Dover, 25-8, 25-11, 25-27, 25-15, on Tuesday.
“She does her job really well and gets the ball to the hitters consistently,” Gerace said. “She’s had a good number of points in every single match.”
Volleyball roundup: Millbrook, Rhinebeck win two apiece
Another steady force for Rhinebeck has been Brooke LaRoche, an outside hitter. She had 27 service points and seven kills for the Hawks (10-7).
“Brooke has been our leader on offense and a play-maker all over,” Gerace said. “(LaRoche) has a lot of power behind her swing and her serve is very strong.”
Sophomore middle hitter Lauren Platt added six kills as Rhinebeck concluded its regular season.
Audra Rappaport had nine digs, Shaneeka Reid had three kills and three blocks, and Brianna Swart had five service points and three kills for Dover (5-11).
The Hawks await their fate, which will be determined in a Thursday seeding meeting for the sectional tournament.
“I think the season went very well for us,” Gerace said. “We got off to a slow start, but we started turning it on and the group began working together better and we became more consistent.”
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