Boys Soccer Defeats Bloomfield Tech, Girls Tennis Tops Nutley


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Ashley Stockwell swept her singles match on Monday

The Verona boys soccer team cruised to an 8-1 victory on Monday against Bloomfield Tech yesterday in Verona. The scoring was spread evenly amongst Coach Wayne Looney’s squad. Senior Tim Kiernan led the Hillbillies with two assists and seniors Dwight Tucci, Chris Unis, Connor Waldron and Patrick Malanga all netted goals in the effort. The Hillbillies’ record remains unblemished at five wins and no losses. On Friday, the Verona squad put up an 8-3 win in a home match over East Orange. Junior Jon Tosh led the way for Hillbillies with two goals and two assists. Waldron also netted two goals. Seniors Tucci and Unis chipped in with a goal each as did Ryan Lavery and Matt Braschi. Alec Puerari and Torsten Kolind had assists in the effort. Next up for Verona is a Wednesday visit to Newark Science.

The girls’ tennis team topped the Nutley Raiders 4 matches to 1 as Jackie Noyes and Ashley Stockwell swept their singles matches. The doubles teams of Caroline Chivily/Briana Tedesco and Jasmine Okafor/Allie Vaccaro also scored victories. The girls’ record stands at 3 wins against 1 loss. On Friday, the team shut down the Cedar Grove Panthers 5-0. Noyes took straight sets in first singles in that match 6-1, 6-1. Stockwell and Ciara Davison were victorious in second and third singles. Chivily/Tedesco won their doubles one match 6-2, 6-2 and Okafor/Vaccaro took home victories in doubles two.

Also on Monday, the volleyball team suffered their second loss of the season to neighboring Mount Saint Dominic Academy. After dropping the first set 10-25, they battled back to tie it with a 25-16 win but lost the rubber match 19-25. Emily Symons led the Hillbillies with an impressive 23 assists. Seniors Jenna Atmeh, Molly Cummings, Katie Eagan and Sarah Frawley and junior Amanda Langan combined for 22 digs and 19 kills. Verona’s record is 4-2.

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