NEW BRITAIN - Michelle Abraham believes her team is playing some of its best volleyball of the season.
New Britain continued its hot streak on Monday, sweeping Windsor (25-6, 25-9, 25-7) behind 18 service points from Raven Jarrett, who was 22-for-22 at the line to go along with her 13 kills.
“I think we’re peaking at the right time,” the Hurricanes head coach said.
Angie Lugo added 19 service points and seven kills, while Audrey Belliveau dished out 21 assists in the convincing victory, New Britain’s 10th of the season.
The Hurricanes also got standout efforts from Abria McDonald (5 kills), Maleah Echevarria (8 service points, 5 digs) and Natalie Hernandez (8 service points, 5 digs), while junior libero Maya Slisz continues to earn praise from Abraham.
“She’s still just learning the game,” Abraham said. “But when she’s playing the back row, she’s making great passes. With every pass, you can see the wheels in her head turning of what can be better.”
Goodwin Tech 3, Kaynor Tech 0: The Gladiators navigated a tricky second set and earned a sweep (25-14, 25-23, 25-13) over Kaynor Tech on Monday, improving their impressive record to 12-3 on the season.
Senior captain Ada Guzman recorded 12 service points and eight service aces, while Nathalie DeLarosa added six service points and four aces of her own. She also led the team with nine kills.
Norwich Tech 5, Goodwin Tech 1: The shorthanded Gladiators battled to a 1-1 tie by the end of the first half on Monday against Norwich Tech, but an overwhelming second half quickly turned a gritty battle into a lopsided loss.
Four tallies in the second half for Norwich Tech resulted in a loss for Goodwin Tech, who avoided the shutout thanks to a goal from Faith Chambers. Desaraya Trusty picked up the assist on the lone goal, and Arianna White stopped 15 shots in the losing effort.
Lyman Memorial 6, Innovation 0: Lyman Memorial exploded to a 4-0 lead by halftime and never looked back, dropping the Ravens to 1-10 on the season thanks to five different goal scorers, led by Sidney Pankowski’s two tallies.
Te’ijah Roberts was under fire all afternoon, but picked up 16 saves in the loss.
Goodwin Tech 5, Civic Leadership 0: The Gladiators dominated from the first to the final whistle on Monday, shutting out Civic Leadership thanks to a widespread scoring attack.
Cristian Guzman, Robert LeBlond, Amin Kamberi, Angel Patino and Kaeser Alhsany all found the back of the net for Goodwin Tech, who never relented all afternoon.