SCARBOROUGH — Scarborough senior Kasey Foerster didn’t seem fazed after her volleyball team dropped a set to Falmouth on Thursday night.

“We just bounce back really easily,” the outside hitter said. “Next point is like our motto. Just forget about it.”

And that’s what the defending Class A state champions did in the fourth set.

Foerster notched eight of her 13 total kills in the final set to help the Red Storm earn their ninth straight win, 3-1. Scarborough (9-1) won the first two sets 25-13 and 25-9 and took the fourth 25-16, after Falmouth (7-3) extended the match by winning the third set, 26-24.

“We knew they were going to be a good defensive team,” Scarborough Coach Jon Roberts said. “The ball just kept coming back over. We weren’t ready for that.”

Falmouth junior Alison Noyes led the Yachtsmen with eight kills and four blocks.

“She had a phenomenal night,” Falmouth Coach Molly Northway said. “We’ve been working on her footwork and Malia (White) setting her the right way. It finally clicked tonight. I was super proud of her.”

In the first set, the Red Storm jumped out to a 7-1 lead. Behind the serving of White, a junior, the Yachtsmen nearly closed to within 9-8 before Scarborough pulled away again.

The Red Storm controlled the second set defensively. Jordyn Cowan, a senior, dominated at the net, earning Scarborough three points with her blocking.

“She was in their heads,” Roberts said of Cowan. “It changed the way they were playing a little bit.”

But after winning the first two sets, the Red Storm got less aggressive and their sets became less deliberate, said Roberts.

The Yachstmen capitalized.

“Alison definitely gave us some key points, and that was instrumental,” Northway said. “She shut down the other team.”

After a Noyes spike that gave the Yachtsmen a 21-15 lead, Scarborough crawled back into the set. With Libby Chadbourne serving, the Red Storm scored five points to close the gap to 21-20. But another Noyes kill ended the scoring run.

“They’re really good servers and really good hitters, and they get everything up,” Foerster said. “They’re scrappy, so it was such a fun game to play.”

The set was decided on a reversed call.

With the Yachtsmen up 25-24, it appeared a Falmouth volley hit the antenna, which would have been a point for Scarborough. One official overruled the other, however, giving the point to Falmouth.

“I thought Falmouth played better – they just served hard and were hitting harder,” Roberts said. “At the end of the third game, we responded. We came back and could have won, and that carried into the fourth game.”

The Yachtsmen couldn’t defend Foerster’s spikes in the fourth set.

“When we needed someone to be aggressive, she stepped up,” Roberts said. “This was a good test for us, but it’s only one (match). We’re in the middle of the season.”

As for Falmouth, Northway is optimistic.

“They’re a very good team, and I’m glad we got that one (set) off them,” Northway said. “It gives us hope that we can do it to more teams in the playoffs.”

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