Girls volleyball team adds 2 wins

SUSSEX. High Point girls soccer team defeats Sussex Tech, 5-0.

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| 18 Sep 2023 | 07:27

The High Point Regional High School girls volleyball team won back-to-back three-set thrillers last week to improve to 3-1 this season.

On Sept. 13, the Wildcats outlasted Blair, 25-22, 14-25, 25-23, at home before edging Dover on the road, 25-18, 14-25, 25-17.

Against Blair, High Point was steered by Rachel Teague (nine digs, two aces), Mikayla Conklin (five kills, two blocks, two aces, one assist), Ashlyn Ritson (11 assists, two digs, one kill), Kerstin Crane (two kills, two digs, two aces, one block), Lindsey VanOrden (three aces, one dig), Emily Morgan (eight digs), Kalie Whitemore (one block, one dig), Kaylee Little (one dig), Brooke Wagner (five kills) and Kendall Strehl (one dig, one assist).

High Point (3-1) is set to play at Vernon at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 before playing at DePaul at 4:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25.

Here’s how other High Point sports teams fared last week:

Girls soccer

The Wildcats went 1-1-1 in three games last week.

In the win, a 5-0 decision over Sussex Tech at home on Sept. 12, Leah English totaled two goals and an assist, Grace Elston added a goal and two assists, and Dallas Walther and Martina Lacatena also scored. Natalia Thornton made seven save to earn the shutout as first-year head coach Nik Polizos won his first game.

On Sept. 14, Kelsey Dippel converted a feed from Madison Tallamy in the first half as High Point settled for a 1-1 tie against North Warren in Blairstown.

The team lost to Pope John, 7-0, on Saturday, Sept. 16.

High Point (1-2-1) is scheduled to play at Newton at 4 p.m. Sept. 22.

Boys soccer

All three of High Point’s victories this season have come by one goal, including a season-opening 3-2 overtime decision over Vernon at home Sept. 9.

Luke Anderson connected for two goals and Logan Nunley added another strike while Nohlan Wehrli anchored the defense with a seven-save effort.

The Wildcats also defeated North Warren, 3-2, on Sept. 14 and Jefferson, 2-1, on Sept. 16.

High Point (3-1) is scheduled to play host to Pope John at 4 p.m. Sept. 22.

Field hockey

High Point is still seeking its first victory - and first goal - of the season after suffering three road losses to open its 2023 campaign.

Junior goalie Eliana Savopoulos totaled 28 saves in the three shutout defeats: to Wallkill Valley (4-0), Kittatinny (5-0) and Boonton (7-0).

The Wildcats are scheduled to play host to North Warren at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 and at Vernon at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23.

Girls tennis

High Point bowed to Vernon, 3-2, in its only action of the week on Sept. 13 at home.

Maria Kozlowski outlasted Juliette Miller, 6-4, 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (12-10) in the first set while Julia Moskal edged Samantha Werner, 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (10-7) to account for the Wildcats’ points.

High Point (0-1) is scheduled to play at Kittatinny at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 22.