(Cromwell seniors Amaya Feitel, Julia Meadow, Dana Coughlin, and the Panthers volleyball team are heading to the state tournament in November)
Cromwell defeated rival Morgan in three sets (25-18, 25-14, 25-19) last Wednesday, finishing the regular season with a dozen wins. Senior Amaya Feitel served up 10 aces, dished out 19 assists, and had six digs in the season-finale victory. Feitel, Dana Coughlin, and Julia Meadow are the three seniors on the team’s roster and the trio has done a phenomenal job as floor generals for head coach Traci Capodice. Sophomore standouts Najla Cecunjanin and Sadie Budzik have helped the seniors by controlling the frontline this season, finishing one-two in kills. Cecunjanin had nine kills in the road win over Morgan, and also led the team in blocks this season. Next up is the state tourney, which starts on Nov 6.
Wethersfield and Newington closed out the regular season playing a rubber match last Thursday with the Indians coming out victorious in three sets, just as they had done in the first match earlier in October. The win secured Newington’s first conference championship since 1979. In the finale, Meghan Roberts added six more kills to her team-high season total and was also one of four Indians to serve up three aces. Blayne Wanner-Hyde added 13 digs and Yasmin Rincon dished out 17 assists. Cheyenne-Mone Smith had a team-high eight kills and four aces for the Eagles, who also qualified for the state tourney.
Rocky Hill lost their first five matches to start the season, but rallied to win 7 of their last 15 contests. Captains Grace Fisher, Julia O’Connor, and Maddi Santo carried the team through the rough start and ignited the turnaround. Seniors Gina Genovese and Victoria Acca also chipped in with great play down the stretch. The five were outstanding in a come from behind five-set victory (18-25, 25-20, 21-25, 25-23, 16-14) over Berlin on Oct 24.
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