Volleyball: Trumbull sweeps Masuk High

Trumbull High’s girls volleyball team had a thorough team effort in a 3-0 (25-3, 25-19, 25-23) triumph at non-conference foe Masuk of Monroe, on Tuesday.

Coach Tamara DeBerry got 15 players on the court at some point or another throughout the match, and contributions came from up and down the lineup.

Alyssa Breunig had 14 kills and five digs; Mia Hampford compiled nine kills, eight digs, and 11 service points, including three aces; and Sydney Adams registered 22 assists to go along with three kills and three aces.

“It gives them experience and it demonstrates camaraderie. It also shows that I trust them,” DeBerry said of getting so many team members on the court.

The coach was pleased with her team’s communication on the court. “Talking was good – they talked even when the ball was away from them. Passing was good. Serve-receive was the best I’ve seen it all season in practice and in games.”

DeBerry added that the Eagles will need to improve on being in position defensively for each and every play.

“There’s no room for error in the FCIAC,” said DeBerry, whose squad faces its first FCIAC opponent, rival St. Joseph, at home on Sept. 17, beginning at 6 p.m. That will be the first of two meetings between the crosstown rivals, who will clash at St. Joe’s on Sept. 25.

The Eagles beat another SWC team, Bunnell of Stratford, 3-1 in the opener, on Sept. 12.

Breunig, a captain, said her team improved on its serving and hitting in the second win of the campaign.

“This game, we really picked it up,” said Breunig, adding that the setting skills of Adams were also key to the success.

“It feels excellent,” DeBerry said of her team’s 2-0 start. “We’re well on our way and hopefully we can keep moving at this pace.”