Suffield spikers snap Canton’s three-game winning streak

Canton hitter Katie Mankowski had a career-high seven kills in a 3-1 NCCC loss against Suffield on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

Canton hitter Katie Mankowski had a career-high seven kills in a 3-1 NCCC loss against Suffield on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

SUFFIELD, Oct. 25 – Katie Mankowski had a career-high seven kills and the Canton High girls volleyball team rallied for a 18-point victory in game three but saw Suffield snap their three-game winning streak with a 3-1 decision in NCCC action on Tuesday.

After dropping the first two games of the match, the Warriors surged to a 25-7 victory in game three. But Suffield (12-5, 9-4 NCCC) closed out the match with a hard-fought 25-21 win in game four.

Erin Coleman had 15 assists for Canton (10-9, 4-9 NCCC) while Amber Harraden had five kills. Lauren Puglielli had four kills for the Warriors. Harraden leads the squad with 79 kills on the season. Coleman has 140 assists on the year.

Outside hitter Lauren Puglielli had four kills for the Warriors in Tuesday's loss to Suffield. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

Outside hitter Lauren Puglielli had four kills for the Warriors in Tuesday’s loss to Suffield. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

Canton set a new single season school record with its 10th victory last Friday with a 3-0 sweep of Sport Medicine Science Academy, 25-19, 25-21 and 25-23 behind 10 kills and 11 blocks from Harraden. Sarah Bowman had nine blocks while Coleman had 14 assists. Rachel Falzone led Canton with 18 digs.

The win over the Tigers capped an undefeated week for Canton, which beat the Academy of Science and Innovation from New Britain, 3-0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-17) and Hartford Classical, 3-1 (25-19, 25-9, 15-25, 25-12) earlier in the week.

Canton concludes the regular season on Friday night when they host Bolton (10-8, 5-8 NCCC) at 5:30 p.m. in the Canton gym. A win will keep the Warriors in contention for the six-team NCCC Tournament while a loss would eliminate Canton from the league tournament. 

The Warriors have already qualified for the CIAC Class S tournament for the second consecutive season. The Class S tournament begins with qualifying on Saturday, Nov. 5.

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