Roundup: Area schools advance in CIAC postseason play, handful eliminated in first round

Published on Monday, 8 November 2021 21:43
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BRISTOL – Bristol Eastern girls volleyball defeated Torrington Monday night, rolling in a 3-0 win.

The Lancers won the sets 25-22, 25-21 and 25-13.

Hannah Webber recorded 22 kills for Eastern while Alyssa Adorno had seven aces.

Marissa Burger had seven digs and five kills for Torrington and Vidhi Patel had four kills and two blocks.

The win brings the No. 10 Lancers to the second round, where they’ll face No. 26 Windsor (10-10) Thursday night in Bristol at 6 p.m.

Simsbury 3, Newington 0: Twenty-second ranked Newington was eliminated from the Class L girls volleyball postseason Monday night, falling 3-0 to No. 11 Simsbury.

Simsbury swept the night 25-18, 25-11 and 25-22.

The loss for Newington closes the books on a 10-10 season.

Stats were unavailable at time of publishing for Newington.

Fairfield Ludlowe 3, New Britain 0: New Britain girls volleyball was eliminated from Class LL girls volleyball postseason play Monday night, falling to No. 12 Fairfield Ludlowe in a 3-0 final.

The No. 21 Hurricanes couldn’t get anything going in the shutout, losing the three sets 25-15, 25-6 and 25-13.

The loss closes the season at 9-10 for New Britain. Stats were unavailable for New Britain at time of publishing.

Norwich Tech 3, Innovation 0: Innovation girls volleyball’s season came to a close Monday night, falling to No. 16 Norwich Tech in a 3-0 shutout.

The No. 17 Ravens forfeited the contest, per the CIAC, and will finish the season 11-10.

Southington 3, Fairfield Warde 2: Southington girls volleyball won Monday night over Farfield Warde, advancing in Class LL tournament play with a 3-2 win.

Southington took the first set with a 25-14 final. The Blue Knights then dropped back-to-back sets at 25-19 and 25-20, then winning the fourth set 25-20 to force the decisive fifth frame.

Eighth seeded Southington got ahead and pulled away with a 15-7 final to clinch the first-round victory over the resilient No. 25 seed.

Haley Weiner led the team as the primary setter, assisting 47 scores. Alyssa Ferreira tallied 14 kills while Karina Possidento (10), Emma Pfanzelt (nine), Cami Wessels (eight) and Morgan Birdsey (six) were behind her in the kills department.

Makenzie Marek had 17 digs while Pfanzelt had 12 digs. Megan Smith added four assists and three aces.

Next up for Southington is No. 9 Glastonbury (15-4), who defeated No. 24 Hall in the first round Monday night 3-0. The second-round matchup will come Thursday, at Southington, at 6 p.m.

Girls soccer

East Granby 2, St. Paul 1: St. Paul girls soccer was eliminated from Class S postseason play Monday night, falling in the opening round to East Granby 2-1.

Both sides went to penalty kicks, with No. 15 East Granby edging the No. 18 Falcons 4-3 to advance.

The loss ends the season for St. Paul at a record of 9-8-0.

Full stats for the Falcons were unavailable at time of publishing.

Darien 3, Southington 2: Darien eliminated Southington girls soccer from the Class LL postseason Monday night, winning 3-2.

A Sadie Stafford score in the 85th minute was the decider, putting No. 25 Darien ahead late enough for No. 8 Southington being unable to answer in overtime.

Jessica Carr scored in the 67th minute to get the equalizer at 2-2.

The loss closes Southington’s season at 9-2-6.

Guilford 2, Berlin 1: Berlin girls soccer had its season end Monday night in a 2-1 loss to No. 16 Guilford.

The No. 17 Redcoats lost in penalty kicks, losing 4-2 in the shootout.

Berlin ends the season with a record of 10-6-1. Stats from the game were unavailable at time of publication.

E.O. Smith 3, Bristol Eastern 0: E.O. Smith bested Bristol Eastern on Monday, eliminating the Lancers from the Class L girls postseason.

The loss closes the season at 5-8-2 for the Lancers. Stats were unavailable at time of publication.

Lewis Mills 5, Plainville 1: Plainville girls soccer had its season come to a close Monday night, losing 5-1 to No. 16 Lewis Mills.

Plainville, the No. 17 team in Class M play, bows out with a record of 8-5-4.

Stats for Plainville girls soccer were unavailable at time of publication.

Lyman Memorial 6, Innovation 1: Innovation was bounced from Class S girls soccer postseason play with a 6-1 loss to Lyman Memorial on Monday.

The No. 16 Ravens end the season with a record of 7-6-2. Stats were unavailable at time of publication.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Innovation, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Southington on Monday, 8 November 2021 21:43. Updated: Monday, 8 November 2021 21:46.