BURLINGTON - As the Bristol Eastern girls volleyball team nears the midway point of its regular-season schedule, the question of whether the Lancers will lose a match at all this year is becoming a relevant one.
The Lancers remained perfect on the season with another dominant sweep, this time cruising past Lewis Mills (25-15, 25-16, 25-20) to move to 5-0 on the year. With the win, Eastern has now still lost only one set this season, in a 3-1 win over rival Bristol Central, and four of the five teams left on the Lancers’ schedule are groups they have already beaten this year, making an undefeated season a distinct possibility.
Emma Rodjenski shined for Eastern with nine kills on Tuesday, while Alyssa Adorno added three service aces and Abby Jones chipped in a trio of assists. Madisyn Sadecki led the way for Lewis Mills with 12 digs.
Bristol Central 3, New Britain 0: Eastern wasn’t the only team to record a dominant sweep on Tuesday. The Rams went into New Britain and rolled through the Hurricanes with a 3-0 win (25-11, 25-12, 25-12) to make it three straight victories for Central, its lone loss still to the Lancers.
Emily Ericson highlighted the Rams’ victory with nine kills and two service aces, while Kayla St. Onge had eight kills and two service aces.
For the Hurricanes, Maya Slisz was a perfect 10 of 10 on serves while Wendely Garcia put forth a strong defensive effort that resulted in eight digs.
Goodwin Tech 3, Capital Prep 0: The Gladiators picked up their second straight win on Tuesday, both of which have come via sweep, this time taking down Capital Prep (25-14, 25-7, 25-15).
Nathalie Delarosa had nine service points, seven aces, seven kills and three digs in a complete effort for Goodwin Tech, while Tabetha Trammell had 13 service points, five aces and six assists. Rachael Astacio also had a big day for the Gladiators, collecting 11 service points, six aces and four digs.
Innovation 3, Classical Magnet 0: The Ravens ended their two-game losing streak Tuesday with a sweep of Classical Magnet (25-18, 25-11, 25-20).
Sophomores Patrice Broughton and Tynise Rose led scoring for Innovation each with four kill as well as three aces for Rose. Leeneysha Vargas added nine aces as well.
Newington 3, Middletown 1: Newington avoided a winner-take-all fifth set in thrilling fashion on Tuesday, coming away with a 27-25 win in the fourth set to seal the win (25-13, 25-11, 21-25, 27-25).
Madison Massaro-Cook had another big night for Newington, finishing with 12 kills, 12 service aces and 16 digs. Emilia Dugas had a complete performance as well, picking up seven kills, four aces and nine digs.
Also contributing for Newington was Julia Germano, with 17 digs, and Hannah DeMarco, with 18 assists.
Avon 3, Southington 0: The Blue Knights fell below the .500 mark with a sweep at the hands of Avon on Tuesday (25-21, 25-10, 25-17). Rachel Possidento had five kills for Southington, while Kayli Garcia added four. Morgan Birdsey had four kills of her own, while adding eight digs.
Emma Phanzelt had 10 digs for Southington, while Kaley Smith led the team in that category with 11. Haley Weiner and Victoria Zajda had 11 and 10 assists, respectively, in the losing effort.