Staples field hockey, volleyball teams improve to 2-0
The Staples volleyball team won a five-set match with Barlow on Tuesday night to improve to 2-0 this season.
The Wreckers — who face FCIAC rival Ludlowe Thursday — beat the Falcons 3-2 (17-25, 26-24, 23-25, 25-21, 15-12). Barlow was 17-2 during the regular season in 2014 and reached the Class L quarterfinals.
Reece Schachne dominated at the front of the net with 22 kills and eight blocks. Ginny Gerig had 11 kills while Nikki Lynch had 10.
The Staples field hockey team blanked Trumbull for its second shutout to start the season. Mia Krishnamurthy scored the game-winning goal for the Wreckers, who outshot the Eagles 7-4.
Both teams had four penalty corners.