WETHERSFIELD - The New Britain girls volleyball team was tested at various points throughout its match against Wethersfield Monday night, but it never wavered.
The Hurricanes swept the Eagles 3-0 despite two close final sets. New Britain took the games 25-12, 25-22 and 25-18 with Nataly Fernadez coming up with three key blocks and two kills in the final set.
‘The girls bounced back tonight,” Hurricanes head coach Michelle Abraham said. “We came in with back-to-back losses to Berlin and Newington, two really tough losses. They put those behind them and got back on track.”
Charliann Pedraza played a crucial role for New Britain, recording 14 service points, 10 digs and four aces.
Alondra Reyes (18 service points), Raven Jarrett (nine kills), Nalanie Velez (13 assists, 7 service points) also had big nights for the Hurricanes.
New Britain is now 12-6 on the season.
Southington 3, Hall 0: The Blue Knights didn’t have much trouble against the Warriors, sweeping the sets 25-17, 25-11 and 25-9.
There were also plenty of individual highlights for Southington.
Brooke Cooney finished the night with eight kills and three aces; Hannah Zelina and Erica Bruno each recorded seven kills; Sarah Myrick had nine kills; Nolyn Allen finished with 11 digs; while Steph Zera recorded 34 assists.
The Blue Knights are now 14-2.
Goodwin Tech 3, Wolcott Tech 0: It was senior night for the Gladiators and they made sure to send those upperclassmen out with a win.
Goodwin Tech swept Wolcott Tech 26-24, 25-9 and 25-22.
It was great to see the seniors working together and finding a way to win in their last regular season home game,” Gladiators head coach Paul Soucy said. “They should be proud that they have 15 wins this season with the potential to win 16 or 17, the most wins for them during their four years.”
As such, it was the seniors that had the big nights for Goodwin Tech.
Maria Dotel had five service points, an ace, two kills and a block; Lenia Rivera ended the night with 15 service points, seven aces, two assists and six digs; Teresa Lopez tallied five service points, an ace and two digs; Tanija Russell recorded a service point, an ace, two kills and two digs; while Janeris Martinez had four service points and two kills.
Newington 3, Rocky Hill 0: The Indians rolled to their 16th win of the season after sweeping Rocky Hill 25-21, 22-22, and 27-25.
Newington got a number of strong performances with Meghan Roberts (14 kills, 2 blocks) and Blayne Wanner-Hyde (16 digs) leading the way.
Berlin 3, Maloney 0: The Redcoats had a strong overall team performance and came away with the shutout of the Spartans.
Berlin won 25-20, 25-17, 25-2 thanks in part to a strong performances by Sami Fasciano (5 digs, 6 kills, 3 blocks).
With the win, the Redcoats moved to 11-7 on the season and will travel to Rocky Hill tonight at 6 p.m.
Putman 5, Innovation 3: The Ravens attempted to comeback, but it was ultimately a poor first half that doomed them.
The Clippers scored all five of their goals in the first half, while Innovation netted just one on a shot from Kelsey Walicki.
“It was not a very good first half,” Ravens head coach Kathryn Scalia said.
Innovation made some leeway in the second half with Malena VanBeveren scoring a pair of goals. It just was not enough as Putnam outshot the Ravens 13-7.
Lianna Giles saved seven shots for Innovaton, which fell to 9-4-2 on the season.