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A Close Game with Sayreville (5) at Colonia (3) – Softball

Photo Credit: Samantha Fioravanti
The ending score of the game.

Wednesday, April 26th, Colonia High School’s varsity softball team, lost a close game against Sayreville War Memorial High School.

What is teamwork? The definition of teamwork is, according to Webster’s Dictionary, “the combined action of a group of people, especially when effective and efficient.” Yet in the words of the head varsity softball coach, Ms. Cyrana, teamwork is “what makes a team go. [Teamwork] isn’t just an individual – it’s everyone.” Coach Cyrana is proud to say that her team works in unison, primarily because “they hold each other accountable…they all know what needs to be done and will encourage one another to do so.” She believes that when everyone is working for the same goal, they’re more likely to reach it together.

Colonia’s softball team has been around for many years. According to Max Preps, the team has been nationally ranked 3396 and state ranked 77. About 20 girls makes up the 2017 varsity team. They consist of two seniors – Samantha Fioravanti and Samantha Pucci. Five juniors – Sarah Soos, Yamilee Moreta, Kaitlyn Kelly, Brianna Rennie and Jess Donovan. Eleven sophomores – Alivia Taveras, Kelli Mulrooney, Casey Mulrooney, Caitlyn Hroncich, Lauren Godfrey, Juli Santos, Rebecca Anzano, Frankie Brock, Lauren Wright, Sabrina Tiseo, and Alyssa Gregor. And lastly, one freshman – Lexi Carlos. Not all, but some players listed above, are recurring varsity players from the previous season. The coaches of the softball team are Coach Cyrana – the head coach – and Coach Greene – the assistant coach.

On April 26th, the CHS varsity softball team played up against Sayreville War Memorial High School. Throughout the game, Jessica Donovan went 2-for-4 with three RBI while Kelli Mulrooney scored two runs for Colonia. Sarah Soos went 2-for-3 with one run while Sabrina Tiseo pitched a six-hitter with two strikeouts and no walks. In inning two, the score was at 0-1. By the beginning of inning seven, the score was 1-5. In the end, Colonia lost with a concluding score of 3-5. Despite their slow start, when asked how she thought her players performed, Coach Cyrana had said, “they didn’t start off well, but they stayed dedicated until the end and that’s what really showed the type of players they are.”

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As of right now, the team hasn’t had many casualties yet in terms of injured players. There has been multiple minor injuries throughout the season, but none too major.  Also, senior varsity player Fioravanti, has been sitting out recently due to an injury with her arm.

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Samantha Dobbin, Spring Reporter
Samantha Dobbin is a senior at Colonia High School writing for The Declaration Newspaper. Dobbin is 18 years old and has attended CHS for four years. She’s committed herself and participated in various extracurricular activities such as the swim team for two years, the softball team for three years, and the marching band for four years. She was also inducted into the National Honors Society and the Spanish Honors Society as well. As for hobbies, Dobbin enjoys hanging out with her friends, reading, listening to music, and watching tv. After graduation, Dobbin plans to attend TCNJ and pursue down a path to become a teacher of the deaf and the hard of hearing.
Samantha Fioravanti, Spring Reporter
Sam Fioravanti is 16 years old and is currently a junior at Colonia High School. She enjoys going on adventures, spending time with friends and playing softball. "Fio" her teammates like to call her, is an outfielder for Colonia High's Softball team and this will be her third year playing  after coming back from a shoulder injury. Fioravanti has three dogs and loves animals. She also enjoys the beach and is fascinated by sharks and other marine life. This is her first year writing for the newspaper and is excited to gain more writing experience. She hopes to attend Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina to study marine biology.

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