Sports Roundup: New Britain girls volleyball hangs on to beat Rocky Hill in five sets

Published on Thursday, 26 October 2017 22:57


NEW BRITAIN - New Britain girls volleyball didn’t make it easy on themselves against a mediocre Rocky Hill team but the Hurricanes were able to pull it out in the fifth set and went on to win 25-27, 25-23, 25-17, 20-25, 15-9.

New Britain used big matches from Raven Jarrett (25 kills), Nalanie Velez (35 assists) and Talia Marks (18 service points) to pull out the close win.

With the victory, the Hurricanes advance to 13-6 on the season and will host Platt for the final match of the regular season today.

Terryville 3, Goodwin Tech 0: The Gladiators came into the match against the Kangaroos with the better record of the two but it was Terryville that ended up pulling out the win in straight sets 25-15, 25-18, 25-20.

Following a tough first set, Goodwin Tech started to come together with Leina Rivera, Tiana Rodriguez and Soannie Arroyo all playing well.

The Gladiators fall to 16-4 with the loss and will host Whitney Tech on Monday in the CTC quarter finals.

Canton 3, Innovation 1: For Innovation, the strong matches from Imani Rosado (12 assists) and Morgan Sartor (nine aces) weren’t enough to beat a lesser Canton team.

Coming into the match 6-11, Canton came out strong to move to 7-11 with set scores of 25-18, 21-25, 22-25, 9-25.

With the loss, Innovation falls to 15-3 on the season and will travel to take on University today.

Southington 3, Northwest Catholic 0: Behind strong matches from Emily Tinyszin (six aces, three kills), Nolyn Allen (eight digs), Hannah Zelina (eight kills), Erica Brunco (eight kills), Sarah Myrick (eight kills) and Steph Zera (32 assists) the Blue Knights registered a shutout win against Northwest Catholic.

The sets were not close as Southington won convincingly 25-9, 25-8, 25-6.

With the win, the Blue Knights finish their regular season 16-2.


Southington 1, Hall 0: It was a back and forth contest all game long and with time ticking down in the second overtime period, the Blue Knights Alexis Frausco scored the game deciding goal on an assist from Tyler Salvillo.

Southington and Hall both had limited shots with strong defense being played on each end of the field.

The Blue Knights had seven shots while Hall finished with six shots.

Southington’s goalkeeper Evan Daddona finished with six saves while Clay Courtmanche for Hall also had six saves.

It was a quality win for the Blue Knights, handing Hall its second loss of the season and Southington moves to 7-5-2 on the season with the win.

The Blue Knights will host Northwest Catholic on Monday.

Posted in New Britain Herald, General Sports, Goodwin Tech, Innovation, New Britain, Southington on Thursday, 26 October 2017 22:57. Updated: Thursday, 26 October 2017 22:59.