Volleyball top performances from week 2 of the 2022 season


Emmy Asplund, Joel Barlow: Barlow’s senior setter had 41 assists in a four-set victory over Warde on Sept. 16. It was the second time this season that Asplund has topped 40 assists, after she had 43 in a 3-2 win over Ludlowe on Sept. 12. She has 190 assists in seven matches, and Barlow is undefeated.

Julianna Bojnec, Shelton: The junior Libero racked up 28 digs, three aces and six kills when the Gaels edged defending SCC champion Cheshire 3-2 on Sept. 20. She hit double digits in digs in five of Shelton’s first six matches, including another 28 in a five-set loss to Stamford on Sept. 9.

Morgan Bonin, Woodstock Academy: The senior amassed 22 kills to go along with two aces and nine digs in a 3-2 win over East Lyme in an ECC battle on Monday.

Liliana Bottone, Woodstock Academy: The sophomore racked up 14 kills and 19 digs to go along with four aces in the Centaurs’ five-set win over Coventry last Wednesday. She also had 13 kills, 13 digs and five aces in another five-set win over East Lyme on Monday.

Evelyn Brenton, Glastonbury: The senior had 12 kills, 11 digs, five blocks and two aces to help Glastonbury defeat Southington in five sets on Friday.

Maggie Carley, Trumbull: Carley, a senior, amassed 41 assists to go along with five aces and four blocks in the Eagles’ four-set victory over Westhill last Thursday.

Shannon Crandley, Lauralton Hall: Crandley collected 19 digs as Lauralton Hall defeated Sheehan in five sets.

Katherine Ford, Greenwich: The senior had a double-double with 12 kills and 13 digs to help the Cardinals hold off Ludlowe in five sets in a rematch of last year’s Class LL final on Tuesday.

Tatum Holderied, Ludlowe: Holderied collected 21 kills and five blocks in the Falcons’ five-set loss to Greenwich on Tuesday.

Halle Krause, Guilford: Krause had 10 kills, 15 assists, eight digs and a pair of aces as the Grizzlies defeated Jonathan Law in four sets on Friday.

Maddie Lodovico, Bristol Central: The senior had 12 kills, three aces, nine digs and a block to help the Rams blank Berlin 3-0 on Friday.

Norah McNichols, Lauralton Hall: The sophomore did a bit of everything for Lauralton Hall on Monday, putting up nine aces, eight assists, five kills, five digs and five blocks in a 3-2 win over Sheehan.

Jasmine Mendez, Mercy: Mendez racked up 22 digs and had three aces as Mercy shut out Wilbur Cross 3-0 to improve to 5-1 on Monday.

Avery Mola, Cheshire: The senior outside hitter had 21 kills, three aces and three digs in a four-set win over Warde last Wednesday, and followed that with 11 kills, four aces and three digs in a 3-2 win over Amity on Tuesday. For the season, she ranks first in the SCC in kills and hitting percentage.

Lucie Naviud, Staples: Naviud, a junior setter, dished out 29 assists and added eight digs, and five blocks to help lead the Wreckers to a 3-0 win over Ridgefield.last Thursday.

Esther Park, Shelton: Park had a double-double with 11 kills and 12 digs to help the Gales improve to 5-1 with a 3-0 win over Sheehan on Tuesday.

Jillian Roche, Darien: The senior collected 13 aces with nine kills and four digs in the Blue Wave’s shutout win against Norwalk last Thursday.

Maggie Saleeby, Greenwich: Saleeby led Greenwich with 14 kills and also had 10 digs in a 3-2 win over Ludlowe on Tuesday.

Selina Torstere, Warde: Torstere filled the state sheet with 19 assists, 11 kills, five blocks, and five digs in a 3-0 win over Wilton last Thursday.

Haley Weiner, Southington: The Blue Knights’ senior setter amassed 58 assists in Southington’s five-set loss to Glastonbury on Friday. She also had six digs and three aces.


Wilton at New Canaan, Thursday, 6: The FCIAC is awash with intriguing match-ups this season. The Warriors won last year’s regular-season contest with New Canaan in five sets, but the Rams now get Wilton on their home court.

Darien at Trumbull, Thursday, 6: Darien finished last season ranked No. 2 and with many returning players, could be considered the favorite in the conference. Trumbull is a perennial contender with several standouts. Grab the popcorn.

Cheshire at RHAM, Saturday, 11: The defending SCC champion takes on the defending Class L champion in a cross-conference showdown. Both are again off to winning starts this fall.

Ludlowe at Darien, Saturday, 2: Ludlowe was last year’s Class LL runner-up and nearly scored a dramatic comeback win over Greenwich, erasing a 2-0 deficit before falling in five sets on Tuesday. This one is another tough call.

Cheshire at Mercy, Monday, 5:30: Cheshire plays its second difficult road match in three days. The Rams topped Mercy 3-1 in the season-opener, but the Tigers have won six straight since then.

Joel Barlow at Masuk, Monday, 5:30: The Barlow train has been rolling with six wins to open the fall season. Masuk, which is 5-3, could make a statement when they get the Falcons on their home court.

Bristol Central at Bristol Eastern, Monday, 6: The battle of Bristol. Eastern won this contest in four sets last fall and in five in 2020. Both have star power and both are off to good starts - Eastern at 6-1 and Central at 5-2.

RHAM at Bristol Eastern, Wednesday, 6: This seems like a playoff week for Bristol Eastern. Two days after their clash with Bristol Central, the Lancers host defending Class L champion RHAM.

David.Stewart@hearstmediact.com; @dstewartsports