NEW BRITAIN – New Britain girls volleyball lost to East Catholic 3-1 Wednesday night.
The ‘Canes lost the first set 25-22 and evened it up in the second set with a 25-21 set win. New Britain then lost back-to-back sets, losing 25-22 and 25-21 to lose the match.
New Britain “played very well defensively,” said coach Michelle Abraham. Wendeley Garcia tallied 21 digs with 12 service points and three aces while Kiatyanna Denmark also had 17 digs with eight kills.
Kaylee Cahill had nine kills, playing a big part in an offensive showing that had New Britain total 31 kills.
Kelly Alape had 23 assists with six aces from serve.
“The girls are peaking at the right time of the season as we search for three more wins to qualify for (the state tournament),” said Abraham.
Girls diving and swimming
Southington 89, Newington 71: Southington beat Newington 89-71 Wednesday night.
Three relay teams took first, with the 200 medley team, the 200 free relay team and the 400 free relay team each taking first.
Ella Nadeau won two events, winning the 200 free at 2:03.66 and the 100 free at 56.85. Julia Laszewski also won two events on her own, winning the 100 fly (1:07.24) and the 100 back (1:07.50).
Kyra Nguyen won first in the individual medley at a time of 2:30.19 and Alexis Strong also won her 50 free at 26.46. Kendall Noonan won the 500 free at a time of 5:50.13.
Bristol Eastern 0, Simsbury 0: Bristol Eastern and Simsbury tied Wednesday night 0-0.
Simsbury entered Wednesday allowing just one goal all season despite a 5-0-5 record. The Lancers played on their heels all night, but went away with a point on the road.
Simsbury outshot Eastern 18-5. Grace D’Amato had 14 saves in goal for Eastern while Audra Porowski, Cecelia Gilbert, Maura Cyr and Leah Roy held tight on defense with help from midfielders Ciara Collins, Emma Stavens and Taigan Parent.
"We had a game plan going in to keep this game 0-0 as long as possible,” said Bristol Eastern coach Scott Redman. “I told the girls that was our goal, if this game ends scoreless that's a great result for us."