June 27, 2016

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Sisters share special time in volleyball

“Sister Act” was the title of a popular 1992 movie starring Whoopi Goldberg.

It also describes the thrilling run to regionals for two sets of Medina County volleyball players.

Senior setter Haley Beavers and junior middle hitter Andrea Beavers are members of the Wadsworth Grizzlies, while junior setter Megan Anderson and junior outside hitter Erin Anderson are teammates on the Brunswick Blue Devils.

“It’s definitely going to be nice to look back on this with our families down the road, knowing we were part of this great season,” said Megan Anderson, a two-year starter. “That’s something we’ll always remember and have to share as sisters.”

Haley Beavers has paced Wadsworth in assists in every match this season, while younger sibling Andrea has blossomed into one of its top net defenders.

In the Grizzlies’ district championship win over Copley, Haley set a school tournament record with 50 assists and Andrea collected four kills and four blocks. As always, their biggest fan was mom Karen, a former Wadsworth assistant volleyball coach.

“Andrea definitely stepped it up and did great,” four-year letterwinner Haley said proudly. “Everyone on our team pulled their weight, but it meant a lot to me to see her play so well. We couldn’t have done it without her.”

Megan Anderson has run Brunswick’s 5-1 and 6-2 offenses at various points during the year, while twin Erin provides depth on the outside and earned a spot in the rotation in early October.

Not only do they share the same birthday, they have shared many athletic experiences, including spots on the Blue Devils’ district finalist basketball team earlier this year.

“We’ve always done everything together, so to me, it would be weird if Erin and I weren’t both here,” Megan said. “We’ve never been alone because of being twins, so this is another great experience we’ve been able to have.”

Contact Brian Dulik at brisports@hotmail.com.