Men’s volleyball team opens against non-conference opponents

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Posted: Apr 07, 2022 3:00 PM

The Newtown High School men’s volleyball team opened the season with a game against visiting non-conference foe Trumbull of the FCIAC on April 4.

The Nighthawks lost 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-17). Newtown fell behind early before taking a lead in Game 1, but couldn’t beat the Eagles.

Matt Mattera had an ace, three kills, a block and 21 assists; Thad Teraszkiewicz had two aces, 14 kills and eight digs; and Nico Diaz recorded five kills, ten digs and two assists.

The Nighthawks hit the road to face another non-conference team, Cheshire of the Southern Connecticut Conference, the following night. The Nighthawks fell to the Rams 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 25-21).

Mattera registered a kill to go along with 15 assists. Teraszkiewicz had one ace, eight kills and nine digs, and Diaz recorded four kills and seven digs.

Thad Teraszkiewicz continues his net smash in Newtown’s season opener against Trumbull on April 4. —Bee Photos, Hutchison

Matt Mattera kicks the ball over Trumbull’s first line of defense.

Will Connors is down for a dig to keep the ball in play.

Nico Diaz continues his hard shot at the net.

Lewis Tomaj goes up for a block at the net.

Collin Granville ducks to keep the ball off the ground and Nico Diaz watches.

Ben Davis goes high for a net play.

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