Masuk volleyball team earns its first victory, 3-0 over Bunnell

Masuk's Carly Snyder hits the ball over the net for the Panthers.

MONROE, CT — Masuk High’s girls’ volleyball team earned its first win of the season, blanking visiting Bunnell of Stratford 3-0 (25-15, 25-14, 25-14)

on Sept. 22.

Middle hitter Kailey Kusick had 3 aces, 11 kills and 2 blocks to lead the way.

“It was a morale booster for them. They needed to see they could put a W on the record,” Masuk Coach Carol Ortiz said.

Mary Henry of Masuk gets low for a dig.

The rebuilding Panthers had dropped five matches, all by 3-0 scores, against strong opponents to begin the season.

“Rebuilding is always challenging. I’m hoping things start clicking together soon,” said Ortiz, whose team dropped a four-game match at Newtown on Sept. 24.

Masuk played four matches in eight days culminating with the Newtown match. The Panthers return to action on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at New Milford at 5:30 p.m.

Results from recent matches are as follows:

St. Joseph, Sept. 17

0-3 Loss (11-25, 19-25, 19-25)

Standout stats:

Mary Henry (libero)- 20 digs, 1 ace

Rose Kealey (setter)- 14 assists, 6 digs

Joel Barlow, Sept. 20

0-3 Loss (15-25, 13-25, 16-25)

Standout stats:

Kailey Kusick (Middle hitter)- 2 aces, 5 kills, 3 blocks, 3 digs

Lucy Pagel (Outside hitter)- 6 kills, 1 dig

Newtown, Sept. 24

1-3 Loss (25-21, 9-25, 16-25, 10-25)

Standout stats:

Kailey Kusick (MH)- 1 ace, 8 kills, 1 block, 2 digs

Hannah Fagan (MH)- 3 kills, 1 block

Rose Kealey (setter)- 11 assists, 2 digs

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