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4:26 pm - November 18, 2017
Coventry tops Lyman for another state girls volleyball title
By RICH ZALUSKY
Assistant Sports Editor
EAST HAVEN â€” You can add another banner to the wall inside Matt Hurlock Gymnasium.
Senior Colleen McAvoy finished with 22 kills and was named Most Valuable Player of the Class S girls volleyball final as top-seed Coventry (25-1) won its 11th state championship in 12 appearances with a 20-25, 25-11, 25-19, 25-20 victory over No. 2 seed Lyman Memorial (23-3) on Saturday at East Haven High School.
The match turned late in the opening game with Lyman Memorial, the defending Class S champion, led 24-10 when senior setter Meg Verizzi turned her left ankle.
McAvoy won 10 straight points on serve following the injury as the momentum swung towards the Patriots.
Sophomore Indigo Hevner had 32 assists and senior Leah Vichas added 21 kills and 15 digs for Lyman Memorial.
Coventry previously won state championships in 2003, 2004, 2006-2012 and 2015.
4:24 pm - November 18, 2017
RHAM repeats as girls volleyball state champs
By RICH ZALUSKY
Assistant Sports Editor
EAST HAVEN â€” It was a sweet repeat.
Senior Anna Barry had 22 kills and was named the Most Valuable Player of the Class L final as the RHAM girls volleyball team repeated as state champions with a 25-15, 25-20, 25-15 victory over Woodstock Academy on Saturday afternoon at East Haven High School.
It was the third Class L state title in four years and the seventh state championship overall for RHAM (26-0), the No.1 ranked team in the state coaches poll the entire season.
Barry recorded five of her kills during a 6-1 run to close out Game 2 after Woodstock Academy (23-4), making its first appearance in a state final in program history, tied things up at 19-all.
Alana Hruska added 17 kills and Allie Welch finished with 35 assists in the victory.
RHAM, which was making its 10th appearance in the state finals in the last 11 years, won all 26 of its matches this year against in-state competition in three games.
The Sachems won four consecutive Class M titles between 2007 and 2010 while previously winning Class L titles in 2013 and last season.
9:34 am - November 18, 2017
Police seek missing 13-year-old from Coventry
COVENTRY â€” Local police are on the lookout for a missing 13-year-old male following a Silver Alert that was issued late Friday night.
According to the alert, police are looking for Javier Gonzalez of Coventry, who is described by police as being a white male 5-feet-3-inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes, weighing 120 pounds.
Police said he was last seen wearing a navy blue windbreaker.
Anyone with information on Gonzalez's whereabouts is asked to call the Coventry Police Department at 860-742-7331.
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