Volleyball Team Wins State Playoff Opener
Update: The second round match time is now 6 pm on November 11.
Newtown High School’s girls’ volleyball team had just a couple of nights to move on from its hard-fought conference tournament championship match setback with the start of the Class LL State Tournament on November 8. The host and No 11 seed Nighthawks defeated No. 22 Manchester 3-0 (25-9, 25-13, 25-16) in the first round.
With the win, the Nighthawks earn a trip to No. 6 Amity of Woodbridge in the second round on November 11 at 5 pm.
In the win over Manchester, Amaro Beard-Galati had 11 kills; Keyera Smith had two aces, eight kills, and six digs; Delia Clouden had a trio of aces and five kills; Lauren Young had three aces and two kills; Chloe O’Connell had two aces and four digs; and Shannon Muckell had four aces and 18 assists.
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