NEW BRITAIN - The first round of the state tournament ended a season for some, but others, including the Goodwin Tech girls volleyball team, are moving on.
The Gladiators swept Wheeler 3-0 in set scores of 27-25, 25-17 and 25-14 Monday evening at Goodwin Tech.
“I’m very proud and played very well,” Goodwin Tech coach Cristina Stisser said. “I’m looking forward to the second round whoever that may be.”
Soannie Arroyo led the team with nine service points, three aces, one kill and 14 digs, while Nathalie DeLarosa had four aces, two kills and six digs and Adaneysi Guzman had nine service points, five kills and 12 digs.
The Gladiators (13-9) will play the winner of the fourth-ranked Coventry/No. 29 Notre Dame-Fairfield match in the second round of the Class S state tournament.
Fairfield Warde 3, New Britain 1: The Hurricanes’ Cinderella season has finally come to an end.
After beginning the season with just one returning varsity starter, Raven Symone-Jarrett, New Britain finished the regular season 15-5, something head coach Michelle Abraham did not see coming.
The Hurricanes fell in the first round of the Class LL tournament Monday night at home, 3-1 to Fairfield Warde in set scores of 27-25, 25-17 and 25-14. Jarrett led the team with 20 kills.
“Great season, but tonight was not our night Abraham said. “It just wasn’t meant to be. Fairfield played well. They caught us out of position and we don’t see teams like this on a regular basis and it hurt us. We have to up our schedule somehow and play team strong and fight the fight.”
Stonington 6, Innovation 0: The Ravens fell in the first round of the Class S tournament, ending their season 7-9-1. Stonington had five different goal scorers which included Emma Sabbadini, Kaleigh Bolduck, Megan Detwiler, Holly Foster and Alex Jessone with two goals scored. Innovation’s goalkeeper, Melina VanBeveren, made 14 saves on the afternoon.