Volleyball: Trojans survive threats

Fixing some inconsistencies in its game is something the Weston High varsity volleyball team will have to work on it its coming matches.

At times the Trojans had some difficulties with serving, passing and hitting in their season opener against Pomperaug last week. For the most part, however, they worked well enough for a 3-1 (25-17, 25-21, 23-25, 25-15) win on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

“We’re kind of our own worst enemies right now,” said head coach Jamie Charles, noting her team often hurt its chances. “We really had some trouble finishing.”

The Trojans started very well but after taking the first two games ran into trouble in the third. Charles noted that despite having the lead they let Pomperaug back into contention to force a fourth game.

Weston trailed in that one but eventually came back to take the match.

It also had a few notable individual performances. Savannah Carpenter led the team at the net with 19 kills. She also had 16 digs.

Sydney Weiss had 31 assists at setter and Fran Holmes had a good floor game with 19 digs. She had 11 service points.

“She’s jumped into a big role,” said Charles. “I can’t ask anything more of her.{”

Justine Belport also had 11 service points and  nine digs. Kelly Babcock had 16 digs and helped at the net with seven kills while Anna Hengelbrok had four kills and three blocks.

Visiting Bethel two days later, Weston again had periods of dominance along with a few shaky spots. It righted itself in time for another 3-1 (25-10, 19-25, 25-7, 26-24) win.

Charles noted it was very close to being a five-game match. After dominating the third game, the Trojans had a battle in the fourth and eventually worked their way back for the win to take the match.

Carpenter had 15 kills at the net and served up six aces. She also had 10 digs on the floor.

Holmes had 24 digs and  Weiss had 10. She also had 24 assists.

Hengelbrok had nine service points, including three aces. She also had 12 digs.

Belport had 10 digs and four kills and Babcock had a good serving game with 10 points and also had 11 digs.

The Trojans visit Joel Barlow on Friday at 5 p.m. and have a rematch with Bethel at home on Monday, also at 5.

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