Area volleyball, soccer and field hockey teams learn postseason matchups

Published on Friday, 3 November 2017 23:26
Written by SHELBY IAVA

STAFF WRITER

The CIAC released the brackets for the state volleyball tournament, which will get under way Monday, and the six local teams that qualified for the tourney learned their seeding and who they will be taking on in the first round.

In Class S, Innovation earned a  bye in the first round with its 17-3 record. The Ravens are the fourth overall seed and will host a second-round matchup against the winner of the match between Whitney Tech and Ellis Tech.

Also qualifying in Class S was Goodwin Tech. The Gladiators earned the ninth seed with their 16-4 record this season and will also host a second-round matchup against the winner of the match between Holy Cross and MCL on Wednesday.

Over in Class M, the only local team in the bracket is Berlin. The Redcoats (12-8) will be visiting the 15th-seeded Jonathan Law Monday in their first round matchup.

The Class LL bracket also features a couple of local teams. Southington, with its 16-2 record, earned the No. 2 seed, which gives them a first-round bye. The Blue Knights will wait until Thursday to play their first tournament game and they will host the winner of the matchup between 15th-seeded Staples and 18th-seeded McMahon.

Elsewhere in Class LL is New Britain, which received the No. 13 seed with its 13-7 record. The Hurricanes will host a first-round date against Conrad on Monday.

Newington will also see the tournament this year with its 14-6 record. The Indians have earned the 11th overall seed and will host  East Hartford Monday.

Only four local girls soccerteams have qualified for the CIAC Tournament this year.

In Class S, Innovation earned a  bye in the first round with its 10-4-2 record. The Ravens are the sixth overall seed and will host a second-round matchup against the 11th-seeded East Hampton.

Over in Class M, Berlin is seeded 20th overall with its 8-8-0 record. The Redcoats will travel to 13th-seeded East Catholic Monday.

The Class LL bracket features two local teams. With its 11-3-2 season, the Southington girls soccer team has earned the 10th overall seed. The Blue Knights will host 23rd-seeded Hall on Monday.

Newington also earned the 22nd seed in the bracket. With their 8-8-0 record the Indians will travel to Middletown on Monday to see who will advance and play Glastonbury in round two.

Three of the local boys soccer teams have also qualified for the CIAC Tournament.

In Class S, Innovation earned the 11th overall seed with its 9-6-1 record. The Ravens will host the a first round game Monday against the 22nd-seeded SMSA. The winner will continue on to the second round against sixth seeded Putnam.

Plainville was the only team to qualify for the tournament in Class M. The Blue Devils are seeded 23rd with their 7-6-3 record. Plainville will travel to Seymour in the first round on Monday. The winner will play the sixth seeded Ellington.

Over in Class L, the Berlin boys soccer team has earned the No. 9 spot with its 12-3-1 record. The Redcoats host the 24th-seeded Notre Dame-West Haven.

The Southington boys soccer team managed to swipe the No. 18 spot in the Class LL bracket. The Blue Knights (9-5-2) will travel to the 15th-seeded Conard Monday. The winner will be traveling to play the No. 2 seed, Glastonbury.

As for field hockey, Southington has made it to the qualifying round in Class L. The Blue Knights have earned the No. 14 seed with their 10-6-0 record and will host the qualifier against the 19th-seeded Newtown.

 



Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, General Sports, Goodwin Tech, Innovation, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Southington on Friday, 3 November 2017 23:26. Updated: Friday, 3 November 2017 23:37.