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NBHS Roundup: October 7 – 11

In just a few weeks, the regular season will be over for the NBHS Soccer and Volleyball teams. The Girls Varsity Soccer team and Girls Varsity Volleyball team have struggled throughout the season. The Boys Varsity Soccer team, along with the Boys Varsity Football team, has had up and down moments throughout their seasons so far. This past week, their season trends continued.

Monday, October 7

Girls Volleyball Loses to Conard 3 – 2

The Hurricanes were on its way to its second victory of the season with a 2 – 0 lead but Conard came back and the Hurricanes couldn’t put them away. Alexis Sulewski had 14 blocks in the match.

Boys Soccer Loses to Hall 0 – 3

Three days after defeating East Hartford 2 – 0, the Canes couldn’t get any offense going.

Girls Soccer loses to Hall 0 – 5

Three days after getting their second win of the season over Weaver, the Canes lost again and added another loss to their record.

Wednesday, October 9

Boys Soccer Loses to Conard 1 – 2

Sebastian Swol had 13 saves for the Canes but the offense couldn’t get much going.

Girls Volleyball Loses to Simsbury 3 – 0

10th grader Marlena Sawicka continues to impress. She had 5 kills in the match.

Girls Soccer loses to Conard 0 – 5

It was the second consecutive game where the girls couldn’t get any offense going.

Thursday, October 10

Girls Soccer loses to Simsbury 0 – 3

Another game and another loss for the Girls Soccer team. Despite all of the losses, the girls continue to keep playing hard and look to build into next year on what they learned this season.

Friday, October 11

Boys Soccer Beat Simsbury 3 – 1

Carlos Vasquez and Stephon Henry led the Canes with goals to get back in the win column.

Girls Volleyball Loses to Newington 1 – 3

Head Coach Michelle Abraham continues to stress that the Canes have an impressive group of young players and look to finish the season strong and build on it for next year.

Varsity Football lost to Southington 7 – 38

New Britain turned the ball over four times, including a fumble at the goal line, which Southington recovered. Toby Taradeina continues to struggle at Quarterback as he threw two costly interceptions and fumbled once.


As of October 13, the Boys Soccer team is 7 – 5, the Girls Soccer team is 2 – 10, the Girls Volleyball team is 1 – 12, and the Football team is 2 – 2. The Boys Soccer team will look to finish their season strong and earn a berth in the playoffs. The football team needs to get their offense back on track when they take on Simsbury on Friday, October 18 at 7PM at Simsbury High School.

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