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Top Performers of the Week: RHAM Volleyball Wins Championship Behind Three Players - TheSportsDept.com

Top Performers of the Week: RHAM Volleyball Wins Championship Behind Three Players

Tournament and championship play continued this past week. A trio of volleyball players led RHAM to the CCC Tournament championship.


RHAM received excellent performances from juniors Alex Welch and Alana Hruska and senior Lauren Delessio on its conference title run. Welch set up 36 assists in Tuesday’s first round win against Hall and was arguably the Sachems best player in Saturday’s championship game win against Farmington, recording 39 assists and diving for 11 digs. Hruska smacked 24 digs against Hall and 20 to help defeat Farmington. Finally, Delessio dove for 15 digs in the quarterfinals against Northwest Catholic and led RHAM with 23 digs in the title game.

Other players were also outstanding in tournament play for their squads. Suffield seniors Holly Mason and Kaylee Velasquez led the charge to defeat Ellington in the NCCC Tournament semifinals, with Mason recording 35 assists and 12 digs and Velasquez 16 kills and 12 digs for the Wildcats. Glastonbury junior Tori Couglin helped the Tomahawks kick off their run to the CCC tournament semifinals by diving for 15 digs in Tuesday’s first round triumph against Simsbury. East Catholic senior star Abby Stern was outstanding in the team’s loss to Plainville the same day, recording 24 digs, 13 kills, eight assists and six aces.    

Cross Country State Open

The Tolland girls senior trio of Hayley Collins, Kat Deloreto and Michaela Caron continued their championship success to help the Eagles finish second to Ridgefield. Collins and Deloreto finished second and third with times of 18:45 and 18:56, while Caron grabbed tenth place with a mark of 19:28.

Junior Alex Ross helped Glastonbury finish third as a team by finishing eighteenth with a time of 19:55.

On the boys side, Glastonbury senior Chris Reeves and Manchester junior Joe Pearl both finished in the top tenth. Reeves earned seventh in 16:18 and Reeves was tenth in 16:20. Tolland senior Josh Bedard helped the Eagles finish seventh by placing thirteenth with a time of 16:24. Ellington senior David Clavet’s time of 16:28 was good for nineteenth place.    

Boys Soccer

Somers juniors Chris Allen and Jake Regulbuto each scored twice in wins, with Allen doing so Monday against Stafford and Tuesday against Classical. Also on Monday, Glastonbury freshman Alec Hughes led the Tomahawks to a win against rival Simsbury by scoring twice. The next day, Ellington sophomore                     John Chamberland had two goals in a win against East Granby and Tolland senior Jack Carmody put in two in a loss to E.O. Smith.

Field Hockey

South Windsor juniors Ali Martin and Lauren Crusha each scored five goals on the week in blowouts of Fitch/Ledyard and Windsor Tuesday and Wednesday. The dynamic duo both had a hat trick in the first game and scored twice in the second. Senior Jordan Gattuso got in on the action, scoring twice against Fitch/Ledyard.

Enfield senior Taylor Geaglone and junior Jessie Maier ended the regular season with great performances in Wednesday’s win against E.O. Smith, with Geaglone recording a hat trick and Maier scoring twice.



The Glastonbury rushing duo of junior Justice Sams and senior Ryan Solecki helped the Tomahawks maintain their hot streak in a decisive win against New Britain Friday. Sams ran for 108 yards and two touchdowns and Solecki 73 yards and two TDs, including a 59-yard score. Over in Manchester that same night, Indians senior quarterback Edison Galan threw for two touchdowns in a loss, with the second going for 70 yards. On Saturday, East Catholic star Marc Zazzaro led the Eagles to a win against Plainfield by making big plays in every phase of the game. The senior ran for 128 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries, caught two touchdowns, blocked a field goal and made seven tackles.

Girls Soccer

RHAM junior Gretchen Kron scored twice in the Sachems win against Rockville Monday. The same day, East Catholic senior goalie Cat Moore had a strong game in a loss to South Windsor, making 12 saves. On Tuesday, Ellington sophomore Lily Caso helped the Knights defeat East Granby by scoring twice.  


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