In a stunning display of skill and determination, the Gorham volleyball team clinched their first-ever Class A state title, defeating Scarborough in a thrilling 3-1 victory. The match, which took place on a Tuesday night, saw the top-seeded Rams dominate the court with impressive leads in the first two sets.
Gorham’s journey to the championship was not without its challenges. After a rocky start to the season, losing two of their first three matches, the Rams bounced back with 14 consecutive wins. Their final face-off against Scarborough was a testament to their growth and perseverance throughout the season.
A Match to Remember
The championship game was charged with emotion and intensity. Gorham opened with strong leads of 6-0 and 4-0 in the first two sets, while Scarborough struggled to find their footing. Despite a comeback attempt by Scarborough in the third set, Gorham held firm and secured their victory with final scores of 25-17, 25-11, 23-25, and 25-21.
Community and Courage
The match was about more than just volleyball; it was a moment for the community to come together. The packed gymnasium buzzed with energy as students from both schools showed their support. Gorham’s student section paid tribute to those affected by the recent tragedy in Lewiston with a moment of silence before the game.
A Historic Win
Caroline Morrell and Amber Bretton of Gorham were among those who shone on this historic night. Their performances helped turn the tide for Gorham, who had previously failed to win a single set in Class A state final appearances in 2018 and 2022.