MERIDEN - The New Britain girls volleyball team is out of the CCC Tournament.
After winning a close first set, the Hurricanes couldn’t take hold of another game and fell to Platt 3-1 Monday night.
“We came out strong in the first game,” New Britain head coach Michelle Abraham said. “But at this point in time, any service error is a struggle and we weren’t able to capitalize on our serves.”
The Hurricanes took the first game 25-23, but then lost the next three to the Panthers, two of which were by four points or less, 25-23, 25-21 and 25-18.
Raven Jarrett was perfect from the service line with six service points to go along with 21 kills for New Britain. Charliann Pedraza finished her night with 12 service points and 16 digs, while Nelanie Velez had 19 assits.
“As long as Raven is in the game, we can be effective,” Abraham said. “We have to find another outside hitter.”
The Hurricanes will now have to wait to see who their first opponent will be in the CIAC tournament.
Southington 3, Simsbury 1: The Blue Knights didn’t have much trouble in their opening round match of the CCC Tournament, winning their sets against the Trojans 25-13, 25-14 and 25-10.
The only game Southington lost was the second and that was by a close score of 25-23.
As such, the Blue Knights got plenty of strong individual performances.
Haley Larrabee finished with 10 kills and 10 digs; Jenna Martin recorded 11 digs; Sarah Myrick ended her night with nine kills; Nolyn Allen tallied 15 digs; and Steph Zera finished with 42 assists and 10 digs.
Southington will next play Platt on Wednesday.
E.O. Smith 3, Newington 1: The Indians’ CCC Tournament run was a short one as well.
Newington managed to win the third set, 25-16, to keeps itself alive in the game before ultimately falling losing the other three games 25-20, 25-16 and 25-16.
Meghan Roberts had 12 kills and eight digs for the Indians, while teammate Blayne Wanner-Hyde tallied 20 digs and three aces.
At 14-7, Newington will now wait to see who its opening round opponent in the CIAC tournament will be.
Southington 2, Northwest Catholic 1: The Blue Knights certainly made it an interesting senior night.
Colin Burdette scored the game-winning goal for Southington with just 32.7 seconds remaining when he shot low from 18 yards out after the ball popped out to him inside the box.
Bryce Worth netted the first goal for the Blue Knights on an assist from Cam Zegzdryn as the teams went into the half tied at 1-1.
Evan Daddona ended his senior night saving four of five shots to help Southington get to 8-5-2 on the season.
Berlin 4, Middletown 2: Tied 1-1 at the half, the Redcoats utilized three second-half goals to pick up their 11th win of the season in rather easy fashion.
Justin Rocco scored twice for Berlin, while Ryan Jenkins and T.J. Beardsley each added a goal apiece.
Curtis Arcari, Jenkins and Gabriel Negrao all tallied assists in the win with Arcari finishing with two. In net, goalkeeper Jack Nelson put on another solid performance, saving four of Middletown’s five shots.
The Redcoats are now 11-3-1.
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