Sunday, November 28, 2021


H-K Girls’ Volleyball Sweeps Week; Field Hockey Earns a Tie


Senior Audrey Snyder and the H-K girls’ volleyball squad moved to 4-0 this year by winning all three of their matchups last week. File photo by Kelley Fryer/The Source

Senior Audrey Snyder and the H-K girls’ volleyball squad moved to 4-0 this year by winning all three of their matchups last week. (File photo by Kelley Fryer/The Source)

Girls’ Volleyball

The H-K girls’ volleyball team won all three of its matches last week to improve to 4-0 on the season. The Cougars claimed victories versus North Branford, the Sports & Medical Sciences Academy (SMSA), and Hale-Ray in last week’s action.

On Sept. 13, the Cougars played a road match against North Branford and triumphed by a 3-2 final. Two days later, H-K hosted SMSA and recorded a 3-1 victory. The Cougars finished their week by posting a 3-2 home win over Hale-Ray on Sept. 17.

Girls’ Soccer

The H-K girls’ soccer squad split a pair of contests this past week to move to 2-2 on the season. The Cougars defeated Old Saybrook and then lost to Avon in last week’s games.

On Sept. 14, the Cougars traveled to Old Saybrook and notched a 1-0 victory. Following a scoreless first half, senior Yumi Imai scored the lone goal of the game off an assist from senior Hadley Commerford to give H-K the lead.

Four days later, H-K hosted Avon and took a 5-0 defeat in the non-conference matchup.

Boys’ Soccer

The H-K boys’ soccer squad moved to 1-2-1 on the year after losing two of its three contests last week. The Cougars lost contests against Old Saybrook and Portland before finishing the week with a win over St. Paul.

On Sept. 13, H-K hosted Old Saybrook and lost to the Rams by a 2-1 score. Freshman Ryan Lasusa scored the Cougars’ lone goal of the game on an assist from senior Isaac Barrera. Junior goalie Jack Straka made six saves in net for the Cougars.

Three days later, H-K faced Portland at home and took a 2-1 defeat. Sophomore Cole Merriam scored the Cougars’ goal on a penalty kick.

On Sept. 18, H-K played a road game versus St. Paul and claimed a 3-1 victory. Barrera netted two goals, and Merriam scored one goal in the win. Straka stopped five shots for H-K.

Field Hockey

The H-K field hockey team earned a tie and took two defeats in recent action. The Cougars are now 0-3-1 on the year.

H-K took an 8-0 road loss to Valley Regional on Sept. 13. The next day, the Cougars hosted non-conference opponent Mercy and dropped a 2-1 decision at H-K High School. Then on Sept. 16, H-K hit the road to face Wamogo and picked up a point by playing the Warriors to a 1-1 draw.

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