NEWINGTON - For the second time in three days, the Newington boys volleyball team came out victorious - against the same opponent.
The Indians started and closed out their match on strong notes Wednesday night as they once against swept Simsbury 3-0, this time by set scores of 25-12, 29-27, 25-8.
“It was nice to have home opener and get that under our belts and get the win,” Newington head coach Curt Burns said. “Simsbury really pushed us in that second set and then we were able to regain our form in that third set.”
As Burns said, the Indians didn’t really have much trouble with the Trojans, a part from that middle set. But even then, Newington knew the match was never going to get out of hand.
“Give credit to Simsbury, they really pushed us after we took the first set,” Burns said.
With some a dominant win, the Indians got plenty of key performances along the way.
Leonel Caceras finished with 10 kills and three aces. Dan Cloutier recorded 21 assists and led the team with four blocks. Teddy Fravel came away with seven kills and Collin Liedke ended his night with 25 digs. But it was Mason Romano’s performance that Burns highlighted the most.
Although the sophomore ended with just six kills, his head coach liked what he saw in Romano’s second-ever varsity match.
“He made them count,” Burns said.
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