EASTON — The Woburn High girls volleyball team did it again.
The 10th-seeded Tanners beat seventh-seeded Oliver Ames, 3-2, in a thrilling five-set battle in the Round of 16 in the MIAA Division 2 state tournament Tuesday night.
Woburn (15-7) fought for every point and showed why it has won two tournament matches.
Woburn will now move on to face the No. 2 seed King Philip (21-1) in the quarterfinals on Friday at 5 p.m at King Philip in Wrentham.
The Tanners took the first set in exciting fashion, 26-24. The Tigers came back and won the second set (25-22) to even the score.
Woburn took a 2-1 lead after winning the third set (25-21) but Oliver Ames didn’t give up and won the fourth (25-23) forcing an exciting fifth and final set.
It came down to the end but the Tanners prevailed winning, 15-10, sending them into the quarterfinals.
Woburn got great contributions from everyone, but junior outside hitter Sophia Furxhi was a difference maker for the Tanners. Furxhi finished the game with 18 kills and came up with some huge points for Woburn.
Along with Furxhi, Woburn’s two middle hitters Hannah Nowell and Meghan Qualey also had tremendous games hitting and especially blocking. They were able to stop the Tigers' big hitters on many occasions.
It was a total team effort for the Tanners once again and they hope to keep this momentum going into the Friday match against King Philip.