The RHAM girls continue to sweep through the 2009 season, defeating both Tolland and E.O. Smith in 3-0 matches this week. Now 15-0, the Sachems are seeing stronger teams than they saw earlier in the season and are happy to step up to the challenge. Outside Hitters Smolinski and Fenton joined by MH’s Welling and Taylor continue to dominate the competition, with outstanding setting from Ellie Linden, superb defense from libero Mallory Grosso and defensive specialist Kelsey Brault, and attacks from powerhouse Alie Carlson on the right. Sophomores Laura Smolinski, Kara Trippel, Kelsey Kirkpatrick and Alicia Tripoli will be stepping into some big shoes next year, but are already preparing for the challenge. The JV squad looks solid and will undoubtedly help the Sachems reload!
Month – October 2009
Kelsey Welling went 17- for- 17 on serve with seven aces and six kills to lead RHAM past Enrico Fermi, 25-6, 25-7, 25-11, in a CCC East Division match.
Tessa Smolinski ( 11 kills), Mallory Grosso (8 digs), Ellie Linden (19 assists) and sophomore Kelsey Kirkpatrick (4 kills).
Tessa Smolinski (25-for-25 serving) had 9 kills, 10 digs, 7 aces and 20 service points as RHAM swept Hartford Public, 25-7, 25-11, 25-10.
Ellie Linden added 24 assists and Kelsey Welling had 10 kills and three blocks while Chelsea Fenton added 10 kills for the Sachems
The RHAM volleyball team hosted it’s second annual breast cancer awareness match on October 9th! During introductions, the RHAM girls and Coach Guernsey stepped out in the formation of the breast cancer pink ribbon.
From the Chronicle HEBRON — Tessa Smolinski (12 kills, 9 digs) was 26-for-26 on serve with 20 service points as RHAM swept Rocky Hill, 25-11, 25- 12, 25- 11 in a Central Connecticut Conference East Division match Friday.
Kelsey Welling added 16 kills and two blocks while Ellie Linden (16-for-16 serving) had 34 assists for the Sachems (11-0 overall, 9-0 CCC East), which wore pink uniforms along with the Terriers (7-4, 6-3) in helping raise money for the Side-Out Foundation to support awareness for breast cancer research.
The Rocky Hill Terriers put up a good fight, but still couldn’t score more than ten points on the Sachems. Led by Tessa Smolinski with 17 kills and 7 digs, the Sachems downed the Terriers 25-8, 25-10, 25-8. The two teams will meet up again Friday night when both teams join forces in a Breast Cancer Awareness Event, “Dig Pink”.
Ellie Linden (33 assists) and Kelsey Welling (10 kills, 2 blocks) and Mallory Grosso added nine digs.
RHAM 3, Bloomfield 0 (25-9, 25-8, 25-7) Mallory Grosso (6 aces), Ellie Linden (20 assists), Kelsey Welling (12 kills), Kelsey Brault (6 digs), Tessa Smolinski (7 kills, 5 digs) and Chelsea Fenton (6 kills, 11 digs). The Sachems are 7- 0 overall, 6- 0 CCC East), and have now won 36 consecutive matches.
In JV game 1, Laura Smolinski served 24 straight points to top Bloomfield 25-1.
The Lady Sachems are thrilled to announce sponsors for their October 9th “Dig Pink” game. Mueller Sports Medicine and ECHN Breast Care Collaborative have generously offered their support. We’ll have pink t-shirts and pink pre-wrap for sale at the game – all proceeds will go to the Side-Out Foundation.