Tennis Tops As Girls Soccer, Volleyball Fall


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The Verona High School girls’ soccer team jumped out to an early lead on Tuesday when Claire Fitzpatrick connected with fellow freshman Julia Ashley who snuck the ball past Nutley goalie Eileen Purcell to take a 1-0 lead. Nutley’s Jamie Towney tied the match at one a piece as they headed into the locker room for half time. A Nutley corner kick in the opening minutes of the second frame put the Raiders up 2-1 and they never looked back as they pulled out a 4-1 victory over the Hillbillies. The VHS team’s record is 4-3 as they head into Friday’s 4 p.m. home match against West Orange.

After coming off a big win Monday in the Essex County Tournament, the volleyball team had a minor setback when they fell to West Orange High School two matches to one. Once again, the Hillbillies were led by senior Sarah Frawley who had 11 kills, 6 aces and 7 digs on the day. Shannon Curran and Sam Intili combined for 11 digs. Emily Symons once led the squad with 20 assists. Next up for Verona is an away match at Bloomfield Tech on Friday.

The girls’ tennis team swept Golda Och Academy 5-0 Tuesday in Verona. In single matches, Jackie Noyes continued her hot streak by topping Golda Och’s Samantha Gay 6-3, 6-2. Ashley Stockwell outscored Gabi Wolberger 6-4, 6-2 and Ciarra Davison returned to her winning form with a 6-1, 6-1 victory. The doubles team of Caroline Chivily and Briana Tedesco won 6-3, 6-3 and Cassidy Chait and Allie Vaccaro won by forfeit. Verona’s record is 5-3.

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