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Volleyball Squad Continues Stretch Of Game Perfection



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Newtown High School’s girls’ volleyball team, coming off a 3-1 win over Pomperaug of Southbury in the October 1 season opener, has won six consecutive matches in the minimum four games, culminating with a 3-0 (25-7, 25-10, 25-17) triumph at Abbott Tech of Danbury on October 19, and carries a perfect 6-0 mark into a rematch with Pomperaug, scheduled for Wednesday, October 21, at 5 pm (in Southbury).

The Nighthawks racked up 29 aces in the win over Abbott Tech, led by ten from Kate Petersen and four from Sarah Nowacki. Grace Miller led Newtown in a balanced attack of kills, tallying a trio of points.

Host Newtown blanked New Fairfield 3-0 (25-15, 25-12, 25-20) on October 14. Keyera Smith logged six aces, and Delia Clouden had three aces. Nowacki compiled ten kills, and Miller registered four digs.

New Fairfield held multiple leads in the third game, the last of which was a 20-18 advantage before Newtown reeled off seven unanswered points. Smith closed it out with strong serving. Maddie Patrick, Nowacki, and Petersen had key hits to slow New Fairfield’s momentum throughout the final game of the match.

The Hawks will visit Bethel on Monday, October 26, and close out the regular slate with three straight home matches, October 28 against New Milford, and November 2 and 4 versus Abbott Tech and Brookfield; each match is set to begin at 4:15 pm.

Kate Petersen sends the ball over the net during Newtown's win over New Fairfield. —Bee Photos, Hutchison
Sarah Nowacki blasts home a point in a Newtown win.
Chloe O'Connell keeps the ball in play.
Maddie Patrick goes high for a point.
Amanda Araujo follows through on her smash at the net.
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