The Shelton High girls volleyball team beat Hamden High, 3-0 (25-18, 26-24, 25-14), in the opening round of the SCC tournament on Saturday. The fourth-seeded Gaelettes host No. 5 seed Branford today at 5 p.m at Murray Gymnasium in the quarterfinals. Francesca Testani had eight kills and 16 digs for Shelton, while Nicole Beard added 22 assists and seven digs. Brooke Grand recorded 15 digs. Jade Thompson notched 12 kills for the No. 13 seed Green Dragons.