Girls volleyball: Shelton nets win over Wilbur Cross

It was Senior Night when the Shelton High girls volleyball team played host to Wilbur Cross on Monday.

The upperclassmen — Grace Boles, Lily Boles, Emily Renkowsky, Grace Boles, Julia Jacobs Rachel Hansen and Kasidy Quiles — received plenty of help, as coach LeAnne Bianchine’s Gaelettes defeated the Governors 3-0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-18).

Lily Boles had 1 ace, 4 digs and 1 kill, Grace Boles 3 aces, 7 digs and 3 kills, Hansen 2 digs and 4 kills, Jacobs 1 ace, 4 kills and 1 block and Quiles 1 dig and 4 kills, as the injured Renkowsky lent her support from the bench.

Shelton, now 13-4, was powered by its service game in defeating Wilbur Cross (9-6).

Grace Boles had six service points in the first set: four coming with two aces to take the score to 10-8. She added the game winner as well.

In the second set, Julia Krijgsman had an eight-point stay at the stripe with four aces when Shelton took a 9-2 lead out of the gate. The freshman finished with 13 service points.

Sara DeMarco, a junior, had three service points in her only turn in game two.

Classmate Elizabeth Casinelli accounting for two of those points, with one coming on a resounding block.

Jessica Foss, who delivered a patented match from her setter position, went to Jacob and Reem Abdel-Hack for winning spikes from the middle.

A junior, Foss added five service winners late in game two. Abdel-Hack had a win at net off a short return of serve and Foss an ace,

Abdel-Hack’s save at the net prolonged the next point, and Grace Boles’ dig led to a winning spoke from Hack.

Shelton gradually pulled away to victory in the third set.

DeMarco had three consecutive aces to make it four for the game and take the score to 19-11.

Jacobs’ pass led to a Grace Boles’ hit off a blocker, Foss had a tip for a side out, Hansen a winning spike off a pass from Lily Boles.

Abdel-Hack hit another ball that didn’t make it back over the net, before Foss’ tip closed out the sweep.