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Week 5: WA falls to Lancers and Nighthawks

The Woodstock Academy volleyball team is gradually getting healthier.

But when you run into a hot team like Newtown, things can still be difficult.

Senior Ellie Nunes and sophomore Liliana Bottone both returned to the lineup against the Nighthawks.

But Newtown is on a roll.

After starting the season 1-3, the Nighthawks have now won eight straight matches including a 3-0 win over the Centaurs Saturday.

The sets were close.

Newtown won the first, 25-17, and then took the next two by increasingly smaller margins, 25-20 and 25-22, to post the shutout win.

Bottone and senior Morgan Bonin led the Centaurs (8-4) with five kills and 12 digs each.

Sophie Gronski had 12 assists.

Bottone and Nunes were not available against Waterford earlier in the week and the Centaurs stumbled, 3-1, on the road.

The Centaurs won the first set, 25-23, but lost the next three to the Lancers including a 26-24 nailbiter in the fourth and final set.

Bonin led Woodstock Academy with eight kills and 17 digs while Gronski recorded 21 assists.