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NHS Volleyball And Field Hockey Update



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Newtown High School girls’ volleyball and field hockey results and highlights from recent action:

The volleyball team defeated host Kolbe Cathedral of Bridgeport 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-17) on September 24, then fell 3-1 to visiting Masuk of Monroe on September 29. In the Kolbe match, Kyle Dandrea compiled 14 kills and 14 digs, and Molly McCoy had 20 assists to go along with six service aces. The Nighthawks lost 3-2 (18-25, 25-27, 25-12, 25-21, 15-13) to visiting Brookfield on October 1. Dandrea had 12 kills, six digs, and four aces before suffering an injury. Clara Whaley had nine kills, and Tonya Tucker had eight digs and five aces.

Following a scheduled October 2 visit to Stratford, the Nighthawks (5-4 to begin the season) will host Weston on Monday, October 6, at 5:30 pm.

Heading into an October 1 game against Masuk of Monroe, the field hockey team had dropped two straight one-goal contests — a 2-1 game at New Milford on September 26 and a 1-0 setback at Weston on September 30.

The Nighthawks toppled Masuk 7-0 at Blue & Gold Stadium to improve to 5-4. Emma DeFlumeri and Caroline Chocholak both scored twice, and Megan Kelleher, Lauren Zimmerman, and Shannon Lynch also hit the back of the cage. Newtown had beaten Masuk 3-1 in their first meeting of the campaign, back on September 10.

After visiting Bethel at 7 pm on October 7, the Nighthawks return home for six straight games to close out the regular season slate — beginning with Joel Barlow’s October 9 appearance at Blue & Gold Stadium for a 7 pm contest.

Lauren Zimmerman controls the ball during a recent game at Treadwell Park. Zimmerman and the Nighthawks improved to 5-4 with a 7-0 triumph over Masuk on October 1.
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