Coventry keeps state volleyball title

By Melanie Savage - Staff Writer
Coventry - posted Fri., Nov. 30, 2012
Marina Rose eases the ball over the net for Coventry. Photo by Melanie Savage.
Marina Rose eases the ball over the net for Coventry. Photo by Melanie Savage.

With a Nov. 16 win against Holy Cross, the Coventry High School varsity volleyball team wrapped up an undefeated season and captured, for the sixth year in a row, the Class S state championship. Coventry completed the regular season with 18 wins, earning a bye for round one of the state tournament.

They easily swept past Northwest Catholic, Lyman Memorial and Terryville without a lost game to secure a spot in the final round against Holy Cross. Holy Cross came into the post-season with a 17-1 record, having lost a match to Torrington in September. Holy Cross also earned a bye for round one of the post season, then defeated Haddam-Killingworth, Bolton and Morgan to reach the finals. The final game was another easy win for Coventry, with game scores of 25-7, 25-14 and 25-8.

As of Nov. 26, Coventry was ranked the number-one girls’ volleyball team in the state, and number 169 nationwide. Coventry players hold a number of top positions for statewide statistics, including: Marina Rose, number one for hits, kills and digs, number five for aces; Emma Rose, number one for assists, number four for aces. The Patriots end their season with a 24-0 record in the midst of a 78-game winning streak.

The head coach of the Coventry volleyball team is Ryan Giberson. The seniors are Jessica Beausoleil, Erika Trudon, Alyssa Keeney, Nicole Uccello, Katherine Riddell, Claire Hall and Marina Rose.

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