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Volleyball Team Advances To Saturday's Quarterfinals And Other Squads Eliminated



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It is on to the Class LL State Tournament quarterfinals for the Newtown High School girls’ volleyball team. The No. 11 Nighthawks went to No. 6 Amity of Woodbridge and won 3-1 (25-18, 20-25, 25-20, 25-17) in the second round on November 11.

With the victory, the Nighthawks earn a visit to No. 3 Darien on Saturday, November 13, starting at 4 pm.

The Nighthawks lost a three-setter to Darien early in the regular season.

In the win over Amity, Delia Clouden had six aces, a dozen kills, and two digs; Keyera Smith had a pair of aces, nine kills, and two digs; Amarao Beard-Galati racked up seven kills; Chloe O’Connell and Shannon Muckell had six digs; and Zosia Teraszkiewicz had five digs. Muckell compiled 16 assists, and Teraszkiewicz had 20 assists. Grace Miller had two kills and three digs.

Soccer, Field Hockey Teams Fall

On the soccer pitch, the NHS girls and boys were both eliminated in the first round of state play. The girls lost 3-0 to visiting Ridgefield on November 10, and the boys fell 2-1 to visiting Danbury on November 9.

Newtown’s field hockey team, shorthanded with key injuries to starters, dropped a 9-0 decision at Greenwich in the opening round on November 10.

For more coverage, check back online as well as in the November 19 print edition of The Bee.

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

Zosia Teraszkiewicz serves the ball into play as Delia Clouden stands in position at the net during the playoffs this fall. NHS beat Amity on November 11 and will visit Darien on November 13 for a 4 pm match. —Bee Photo, Hutchison
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