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Seniors Lift Volleyball Team Past Brookfield And Players Show Versatility Against Shelton



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Senior Night is always a big event when it comes to pre- or postgame celebrations, but for Newtown High School’s boys’ volleyball team, Senior Night lived up to its name throughout the match as well, because the team’s eight seniors received regular playing time and made key contributions for a 3-0 (25-9, 25-22, 25-15) win over visiting Brookfield, on May 11.

Matt Mattera had an ace, four kills, five digs, one block, and 26 assists. Will Connors had an ace to go along with nine digs. Liam O’Sullivan recorded two kills and five digs. Thad Teraszkiewicz logged four aces, 15 kills, and nine digs. Jon Ingersoll had one kill, one dig, and a pair of blocks. Collin Granville had two aces, seven kills, and two digs. Lewis Tomaj compiled seven kills, one dig, and five blocks. Carlo Marano had two digs.

Newtown went to Oxford on May 13 and won 3-0 (25-22, 25-14, 25-19). Teraszkiewicz recorded an ace, 20 kills, 15 digs, and one block. Mattera had three kills, four digs, two blocks, and 29 assists. Nico Diaz had three aces, eight kills, and nine digs. Tomaj logged six kills and four blocks. Connors had five digs and three assists.

The Nighthawks visited Shelton on May 17, won 3-1 (19-25, 25-22, 25-13, 25-22), and improved to 13-5 overall as the Nighthawks showed their versatility with a slimmed down roster coming through. The players who were on hand competed in all six positions on the court and got the job done.

“Due to evening activities at the high school, we were missing several players for this match. I had some players play all the way around who were not used to playing back row. They stepped up and we were able to get the win,” Newtown Coach Sandy Doski said.

Mattera had one kill, nine digs, five blocks, and 42 assists. Teraszkiewicz logged two aces, 28 kills, and two blocks. Tomaj recorded five kills, ten digs, and two blocks. Diaz recorded ten kills and 13 digs. O'Sullivan had three kills, two digs, and one block.

NHS closed out the regular slate with a 3-2 win over Daniel Hand on May 18. NHS will host Masuk in the SWC quarterfinals Wednesday, May 25, at 4 pm.

Sports Editor Andy Hutchison can be reached at andyh@thebee.com.

Matt Mattera hits the ball over the net as Liam O’Sullivan looks on during a match this spring. —Bee Photos, Hutchison
Lewis Tomaj smashes the ball over the net.
Carlo Marano (No. 13) keeps the ball moving as Braden Hazard (No. 27) looks on.
Matt Mattera leaves his feet and serves the ball with some power.
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