Going into the season, the Shelton High girls volleyball team had a goal of reaching the state tournament after missing out on the postseason last year. The Gaelettes improved to 3-0 on the season, as they stormed past Career High from New Haven on Thursday by margins of 25-16, 25-5 and 25-9.
The last time Shelton started out 3-0 on the season was in 2013 when they finished 13-6 and qualified for the states. The Gaelettes got a bit of a wake up call on Tuesday against Hamden High. After dropping its first set of the season 27-25, they came back to win game four by a slim 25-23 margin.
Against the Career Panthers, the Gaelettes started out slow clinging to a 17-15 lead before pulling away to a 25-16 win in game one. Then it was full speed ahead as Saara Vohra ripped off a 10-point run in serve to open up a 14-4 lead en route to a convincing 25-5 win.
In game three, Shelton served up notice again with Carly Nicholas pounding away an 11-point service run to get the Gaelettes out to a 12-2 advantage. Career could do little to stem the tide and Shelton made it look easy in a 25-9 win to secure the three-game sweep.
Shelton takes on Hillhouse on Friday and it’s all uphill from there. The Gaelettes face off against three straight Housatonic Division foes, hosting Lyman Hall Tuesday and Sheehan on Friday before they travel to Cheshire to take on the Rams.
They haven’t beaten Cheshire since the Gaelettes won the SCC championship in 2010. Since that win, Cheshire has won the last four SCC championships putting together a 96-4 record.