Monday, January 17, 2022

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Valley Field Hockey Stays Undefeated; Volleyball Loses Close Match to North Branford

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Brooke Lavigne and the Valley Regional field hockey team scored three wins last week to move to a 7-0 record on the season. File photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Brooke Lavigne and the Valley Regional field hockey team scored three wins last week to move to a 7-0 record on the season. (File photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier)

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Bitzy Klomp and the Warriors are 2-2 on the season after losing a pair of contests last week. 

File photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Bitzy Klomp and the Warriors are 2-2 on the season after losing a pair of contests last week. (File photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier)

Field Hockey

The Valley Regional field hockey team played a trio of games as part of last week’s action and earned wins in all three contests. The Warriors remained undefeated on the season with a mark of 7-0 on the year.

On Sept. 20, the Warriors headed to Westbrook to face off with the Westbrook-Old Lyme squad. Valley recorded a 9-0 victory over the Knights.

Valley scored seven goals in the first half, and added two more for good measure in the second half. Mia Alio scored a pair of goals for Valley, while Lilly Lavigne scored three goals to go with one assist. Abby Amara scored two goals and provided an assist, while Lily Grow and Clara Shea scored a goal apiece. Brooke Lavigne added a pair of assists and Margaret Jacaruso also notched a helper in the victory.

Two days later, the Warriors headed to the Indian River Complex to take on Morgan. Valley earned a 2-0 win against the Huskies in the contest.

On Sept. 25, the Warriors hosted Somers and picked up a lopsided 10-0 victory.

Girls’ Volleyball

The Warriors played a pair of matches last week and took two losses on the slate. With the defeats, Valley’s overall record dropped to 3-2 on the season.

On Sept. 20, the Warriors headed to North Branford to take on the Thunderbirds. Valley fought hard but took a 3-2 loss against North Branford.

The Warriors claimed the first two sets with scores of 25-16 and 25-15, but then the Thunderbirds secured the next three sets at 25-21, 25-22, and 15-10 to take the win.

Salmi Miller supplied seven kills, 11 digs, and an ace, while Audrey Board had eight kills, four blocks, and a dig. Kaia Karcich had 37 receptions, 34 digs, seven aces, a kill, and an assist. Ella Pittman scored six kills, two aces, two blocks, and two digs, while Madison Neviaser added 16 receptions, 18 digs, four aces, and two kills. Sophie Scrivo had 25 assists, eight digs, two kills, an ace, and a block, while Emi Bisson had eight receptions and nine digs. Chase Conrad scored two kills, five digs, and two receptions.

Two days later, the Warriors hosted Hale-Ray and dropped a 3-1 contest against the Noises. Hale-Ray won a tightly contested 27-25 first set and went up 2-0 with a 25-16 second set. Valley battled back with a 25-21 second set, but the Noises claimed victory with a 25-21 score in the fourth set.

Scrivo notched 15 digs, 10 assists, five kills, two blocks, an a reception in the loss. Karcich had 35 receptions, 26 digs, four aces, and one assist, while Neviaser had 18 digs, 12 receptions, three aces, two assists, and one kill. Miller made 16 receptions, 12 digs, two kills, and an ace, and Ella Pitman notched two kills, two aces, a block, and three digs. Board had four blocks, three kills, two aces, and two digs.

Girls’ Soccer

The Warriors had a pair of contests on last week’s slate and ended up losing both games. With the two defeats, Valley’s record fell to 2-2 on the season.

On Sept. 21, the Warriors hosted Morgan and lost a 2-0 decision against the Huskies. Three days later, Portland was in town and Valley dropped a 3-0 decision versus the Highlanders.


Chris Negrini is the Assistant Sports Editor for Zip06. Email Chris at c.negrini@shorepublishing.com.

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