Local girls volleyball teams get seedings, first-round matchups for state tournaments

Published on Friday, 4 November 2016 23:01
Written by MICHAEL WOOLFSON

STAFF WRITER

The CIAC released the brackets for the state volleyball tournament, which will get under way on 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, formerly known as Med-Ed Prep, earned a bye in the first round with its 16-4 record. The Ravens are the fourth overall seed and will host a second-round matchup against the winner of the match between Cromwell and Two Rivers.

Also qualifying in Class S was Goodwin Tech. The Gladiators earned the ninth seed with their 15-5 record this season and will host 9-9 East Hampton in the first round Monday at 6 p.m. If Goodwin Tech wins its first round matchup it would face the winner of the matchup between eighth-seeded Northwest Catholic and 25th-seeded MLC Wednesday.

Over in Class M, another pair of local teams found out their first round opponents. Plainville earned the sixth seed with its 17-3 record and will host Bacon Academy (8-12) in the first round. Right below the Blue Devils in the bracket is Berlin, which earned the 22nd seed with its 9-11 regular season record. The Redcoats will visit 11th-seeded Sheehan Monday in its first round matchup. If both Berlin and Plainville were to win its first round matchups, they would meet up in a second-round match Wednesday which would be played at Plainville High.

The Class LL bracket also features a couple of local teams. Southington, with its 15-3 record, earned the No. 7 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 10th-seeded Shelton and 23rd-seeded Conard. Elsewhere in Class LL is New Britain, which received the No. 20 seed with its 10-10 record. The Hurricanes have a first-round date at 13th-seeded Hamden Monday. If New Britain pulls the upset it will face No.4 seed Ridgefield, which has a first-round bye.

Newington is the only area team to have not qualified for a state tournament this season. The Indians finished the season with a 5-15 record.



Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, General Sports, Goodwin Tech, Innovation, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Southington on Friday, 4 November 2016 23:01. Updated: Friday, 4 November 2016 23:04.