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Volleyball: Winning streak hits six matches

One streak continued while another ended for the Weston High varsity volleyball team in its match at Pomperaug last week.

The Trojans had swept their last four opponents before traveling to Southbury on Friday, Oct. 12. They nearly made it five before winning a 3-1 (25-16, 25-13, 22-25, 25-16) decision.

That third game was the first Weston had lost in more than two weeks. It did, however, stretch its winning streak to six straight matches.

“Yes, we ended up giving up a decent lead,” said Weston head coach Jamie Charles, whose team also defeated Pomperaug 3-1 in the season-opener. “We let them climb back and take that game from us. I think we got a little sloppy, lost our focus, and then got rattled which prevented us from getting the momentum back.”

She added that Pomperaug got more aggressive as well, especially with serving and attacking from the middle and outside.

Savannah Carpenter led Weston with 14 service points, including four aces. She also had a good match at the net with 14 kills and had 18 digs.

Justine Belport served up nine points and had seven kills. Her 17 digs kept many points in play.

Taylor Swanson had 31 assists to go with 14 digs, and had seven service points. Anna Hengelbrok helped out at the net with eight kills and had 12 digs.

Fran Holmes had nine service points and 16 digs while Sydney Weiss finished with right service points, including four aces. She also had 11 digs and four kills.

Weston did get the sweep two days earlier when it hosted Lauralton Hall, holding off its opponent in a close third game for a 3-0 (25-15, 25-14, 25-18) win.

Carpenter again had a strong match at the service line with 14 points. She had 12 digs and seven kills.

Holmes has 11 points (two kills) and had 11 digs. Weiss had nine digs and seven service points.

Swanson had 16 assists with seven service points, including four aces/ Hengelbrok had 10 digs and Belport finished with five points (four aces), five kills and six digs.

Now 9-2 overall and 7-2 in the South-West Conference, Weston hosts Oxford on Friday at 5 p.m., visits Kolbe-Cathedral on Monday at 5:30 and finishes the regular season at home on Wednesday against Bunnell at 5:30 before starting the league playoffs. As of now it is in fourth place in the league standings, which would guarantee it a home court advantage for the quarterfinals.

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