Girls volleyball: Shelton defeats Conard

The Shelton High girls volleyball team swept Conard High of West Hartford, 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-16), on Monday at Murray Gymnasium in the first round of the Class LL state tournament.

Mackenzie Bures powered the Gaelettes with 15 kills, 14 digs and two blocks, while Carly Nicholas had nine digs and two aces. Grace Tokarski added 26 assists, seven digs and two kills.

Bures, a senior outside hitter, was recently named to the Senior All-Star team.

Shelton, the No. 10 seed, will travel to No. 7 Southington High on Thursday at 6 p.m. for a second-round matchup.