Girls volleyball: Foran sweeps Jonathan Law

Led by 17 kills from senior outside hitter Kelly Hunt and the accurate service game of junior Lauren Notholt, the Foran High volleyball team swept city rival Jonathan Law, 3-0, on Monday night.

The Lions, who improved their record to 4-2 and are now 2-0 in the Southern Connecticut Conference’s Hammonasset Division, won on set scores of 25-23, 25-20 and 25-12.

Hunt had six kills in both the first and third games and five in the second, as Foran brought its winning streak to three over Law.

Notholt had four service aces and put together scoring runs while defensively, sophomore Alyssa Deptulski had 10 digs.

Law, whose record dropped to 2-4, got two kills and nine digs from senior Molly Vargo; 11 digs from Cassidy Boath, and six kills along one block from Renee Lynch.

“We’re getting better with every match,” said Foran coach Julie Johnson, whose 2014 team posted a 17-7 record. “This is a young team in the sense that many of these kids haven’t played together that long because we graduated four players off of last year’s team. But we’re gaining confidence with each passing day. Even in our two losses (3-2 to Branford and 3-1 to Mercy) we were in both matches.”

Law coach Stacy Loch sees improvement already from her team, which went 3-17 last year.

“We looked very good on defense tonight,” she said. “Offensively, we need more consistency. I’m confident because it’s early in the season and I know that we’re going to get better with time.”

Law has matches later this week with Trinity Catholic from Stamford and with Hillhouse High of New Haven. The Lions have a big contest at home on Friday with Cheshire High, winner of four straight SCC titles.