On the other side of the Division 1 North bracket, Beverly and Masconomet will play each other in an all-North Shore contest Saturday at 7 p.m. The Panthers, who finished second behind Peabody in the NEC, went 14-6 in the regular season to earn their second straight postseason trip and the No. 7 seed.
The Chieftains went 12-8 and are seeded No. 10 and return to the playoffs after a one-year absence.
Around the growing NEC for volleyball, Lynn English (seeded 14th, at Andover) and Lynn Classical (seeded 13th, at O’Bryant) also qualified.
Coach Chip Emery’s Swampscott squad also qualified in Division 2 North, turning in a record of 11-8 to earn the No. 12 seed. The Big Blue travel to Arlington Catholic for a first round game Sunday at 6:30 p.m.