Girls’ volleyball falls to New Canaan

 Staples girls’ volleyball warms up for the game against New Canaan starting with their blocking routine and then moving into a passing drill, coached by John Shepro and Brendan Giolitto.

Staples girls’ volleyball warms up for the game against New Canaan starting with their blocking routine and then moving into a passing drill, coached by John Shepro and Brendan Giolitto.

Theresa Vandis '22

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In a game to decide seeding in the FCIAC tournament, he Staples girls’ volleyball team suffered a loss against New Canaan 3-1 on Tuesday, Oct. 29.
“I think coming into this game we were really excited, because it was a big game and it determined a lot for FCIAC seeding,” Sophia Alfero ’20 said. “It obviously wasn’t the outcome we were expecting, but I think we will be more motivated for the next two games against Joe Barlow and against Wilton, and we still have a good FCIAC seed.”
The first set played was a 19-25 loss by Staples, as New Canaan aced their serves one after another. However, Staples managed to get some kills in but couldn’t get enough consecutive points by the end.
“I think we didn’t play as well as we wanted to, especially against a team so close to us in the standings,” assistant varsity coach Brendan Giolitto said. “I think we played a little flat […] not a ton of energy, and I think that led to our passing not being great.”
Staples lost the second set 25-14 as the defense couldn’t keep up with New Canaan’s hitters. In the third set, Staples beat New Canaan 25-16; however, they couldn’t keep their momentum going and lost in the final set 18-25.
On Tuesday, Nov. 5, the Wreckers lost to Westill in the FCIAC playoffs, but still have the CIAC playoffs remaining.