In this week’s Best in Connecticut Sports Spotlight, we profile three young Connecticut women athletes who recently signed college letters of intent. Find out where Southington’s Kendra Friedt, Capital Prep’s Kiah Gillespie, and Ledyard’s Michelle Klinkowski will be heading to school!
Farmington overcame a 2-0 deficit after two sets and rallied to beat RHAM-Hebron 3-2 in the CIAC Class L girls volleyball final Nov. 15 at Glastonbury High. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Thursday Nov. 20 at 9:30pm, after the Class M final between Granby and St. Joseph at 7:30pm.
Both teams finished 24-1. Farmington lost the first two games 25-22 and 25-12 before winning the next three 25-11, 25-21, and 15-9.
Farmington’s Sophie Borg had 33 assists and nine kills and was voted the match’s outstanding player. Teammate Lauren Roman had 16 kills.
Read Nick Greene’s match story from The Hartford Courant here. See game coverage by WFSB’s John Holt above (begins at 5:49 mark).
Casey Hunt had 14 digs and 12 kills and Kaylee Jerman 37 assists and nine digs to lead Granby to a 3-0 sweep of St. Joseph-Trumbull in the CIAC Class M girls volleyball state championship match played Nov. 15 in Glastonbury. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Thursday Nov. 20 at 7:30pm, after the newest edition of GameTime with WFSB-TV’s Joe Zone and John Holt.
Granby, which won by game scores of 25-20, 25-19, 25-18, finished 26-0 in only its sixth year of varsity play. The Bears also won the NCCC regular season and tournament titles after a long conference title run by Coventry.
St. Joseph finished 20-5. Read the match story by The Hartford Courant’s Nick Greene here.
Isabelle Taylor had 22 kills and seven service points to lead Darien High to a 3-0 sweep of Cheshire in the CIAC Class LL girls volleyball championship match Nov. 15 in Glastonbury. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Saturday Nov. 22 at 9:00pm.
Darien won its 17th state title as it ended defending champion Cheshire’s 51-match winning streak. Claire Naughton had 10 kills and three blocks and Celia Martzolf had 35 assists for the Blue Wave (25-2, both losses out-of-state.) Cheshire (24-1) y lost by game scores of 25-22, 25-17 and 25-21.
Read Doug Bonjour’s match story in the Stamford Advocate here. See coverage by WFSB-TV’s John Holt above (begins at 4:59 mark).
Olivia Parmlee had 20 digs and 12 kills as Haddam-Killingworth swept Seymour 3-0 to win the CIAC Class S girls volleyball championship Nov. 15 in Glastonbury. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Wednesday Nov. 19 at 7:00pm.
H-K finished 26-1 in its final season under coach Rich Langer, who is retiring after 40 years. It was the second state title for Langer, whose team ended Morgan-Clinton’s 22-year Shoreline Conference title streak earlier in the season.
Top-seeded H-K won by game scores of 25-19, 25-18, 25-16. No. 2 Seymour, the NVL champions, finished 26-2. Read the game story by GameTimeCT.com’s Henry Chisholm here.
Other state girls volleyball final premieres: Class M: St. Joseph Vs. Granby, Thursday, Nov. 20, 7:30pm Class L: Farmington vs. RHAM, Thursday, Nov. 20, 7:30pm Class LL: Darien vs. Cheshire, Saturday, Nov. 22, 9:00pm
Alex Goslin had 14 digs and Kanela Allen five kills to lead South Windsor High to a 3-0 sweep of East Hartford in a CCC girls volleyball match Oct. 23 in South Windsor. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Monday Oct. 27 at 7:00pm
South Windsor, which is improved to 16-3, is fifth in the CIAC Class LL ratings and fourth in the CCC. The Bobcats won by game scores of 26-24, 25-9, 25-23 Kamari King had 13 kills and Carian Morales eight kills for East Hartford (8-11).
Sami Ashton had 22 digs and Jen Dawson 29 kills to lead Morgan to a 3-1 victory over Haddam-Killingworth in a girls volleyball match between the Shoreline Conference’s best teams Oct. 15 in Clinton. CPTV Sports was there and will show replays in upcoming days (check broadcast schedule).
Both teams are now 15-1 after Morgan avenged a loss to H-K earlier in the season. Emily Popp had 45 assists for Morgan, which won by game scores of 25-18, 14-25, 25-20, and 25-16.
Mckenzie Maneggia had 37 assists to lead unbeaten RHAM-Hebron to a 3-0 sweep of E.O. Smith in a CCC East girls volleyball match Oct. 6 in Storrs. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Thursday Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m., after the new edition of GameTime.
RHAM (11-0) won by game scores 25-17, 25-9, and 25-16. Other key players for RHAM: Kaylee Danaher, 14 digs; Angelica Czercowy-7 digs, 10 kills; Megan Heline-7 digs, 18 kills; Shaela Salinger-13 digs.
Jillian Haberli had 17 kills and 15 digs to lead Cheshire High to a 3-1 win over Mercy in an SCC girls volleyball match Sept. 29 in Middletown. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Thursday Oct. 2 at 7:30pm, after the newest edition of GameTime.
Cheshire, which won by game scores of 25-10, 25-14, 20-25 and 25-20, improved to 8-0 despite dropping its first game of the season. Shytasia Williams had 17 digs and 10 kills for Mercy (6-2). Read the game story by Jim Bransfield of the Middletown Press here.
CPTV Sports will cover six regular-season high school girls volleyball games this fall, starting with the Ledyard at Lyman Memorial-Lebanon match Sept. 16. All will be shown on a tape-delay basis. We’ll also be covering selected games in the CIAC tournament. Find links to the entire 2014 fall sports coverage schedule here.