Bristol Eastern key in CCC volleyball tournament

By MICHAEL LETENDRE

STAFF WRITER

Last week, the Central Connecticut Conference held its annual volleyball tournament and the squad from Bristol Eastern was a big part of it.

Usually a top seed in the fray, the Lancers – due to an amazingly tough CCC schedule this season – was ranked ninth and started play on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at No. 8 Avon.

But No. 9 Eastern showed its poise and experience, getting revenge on the Falcons with a 3-2 victory behind sets of 19-25, 25-20, 21-25, 25-16, and 15-13.

Eastern had 43 total kills in the contest and Mikayla Martin tallied 21 of those while Sienna White had nine and Aliana Rivoira added eight.

Martin added four aces, Hannah Langlois nabbed three while Jessica Kenney and Alex DiMattia earned two apiece.

Olivia Beaudoin and While rejected two shots each, Paige McLaughlin added 27 digs, Martin zipped out 13 and Rivoira had a cool dozen to lead the Lancers.

In terms of assists, Kenney collected 19 and Rivoira pushed up 14 as the squad advanced to the semifinal round of the event.

And then one day later, it was another rematch – this time against Farmington.

In the end, Eastern dropped the match in three sets (25-19, 25-16, and 25-16).

Martin blasted out 13 kills while White tallied six while Rivoira nabbed five aces, McLaughlin added 19 digs, and Kenney zipped up 12 assists in the losing effort.

The Indians made it to the finals of the tournament and the top seed battled No. 2 RHAM from Avon high school on Saturday, Nov. 5.

Farmington lost all three sets, falling to RHAM by scores of 25-25, 25-23, and 28-26.

Both squads moved to 21-1 overall on the campaign.

Farmington (top seed in Class L) and RHAM (runner-up in Class L) will be tough competition for Eastern (14-6 overall) to tangle with in postseason play which started this past Monday.

 

2016 Girls Volleyball Tournament – Brackets and Results

Tuesday, Nov. 1 – First Round (at site of higher seed)

Match     Visitor                    Home squad

Game 1  No. 16 Middletown              No. 1 Farmington

Outcome:              The Indians swept the Blue Dragons 3-0 (25-6, 25-8, and 25-9)

Match     Visitor                    Home squad

Game 2  No. 9 Bristol Eastern            No. 8 Avon

Outcome: The Lancers ‘upset’ the Falcons 19-25, 25-20, 21-25, 25-16, and 15-13

Match     Visitor                    Home squad

Game 3  No. 13 Rocky Hill No. 4 Southington

Outcome: The Knights swept the Terriers 25-14, 25-13, and 25-12

Match     Visitor                    Home squad

Game 4  No. 12 Platt            No. 5 Tolland

Outcome: The Eagles had no problem splatting Platt, 3-0 (25-16, 25-16, and 25-21)

Match     Visitor                    Home squad

Game 5  No. 15 Hall            No. 2 RHAM

Outcome: RHAM had no problem in the sweep (25-10, 25-12, and 25-7)

Match     Visitor                    Home squad

Game 6  No. 10 E.O. Smith No. 7 Northwest Catholic

Outcome: The Lions got passed Smith, 3-1 (8-25, 25-11, 25-10, and 25-11)

Game 7  No. 14 East Catholic             No. 3 Plainville

Outcome: Credit the Blue Devils in a 3-1 win (24-26, 25-19, 25-23, and 25-22)

Game 8  No. 11 Simsbury   No. 6 Glastonbury

Outcome: Glastonbury rolled the Trojans, 3-0 (25-20, 26-24, and 25-19)

 

Wednesday, Nov. 2 – Quarterfinals (at site of higher seed)

Match     Visitor                    Home squad

Game 9  No. 9 Bristol Eastern            No. 1 Farmington

Outcome:              Farmington swept Eastern 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, and 25-16)

Match     Visitor                    Home squad

Game 10                No. 5 Tolland        No. 4 Southington

Outcome:              The Eagles dropped straight sets to the Knights (25-11, 25-14, and 25-23)

Match     Visitor                    Home squad

Game 11                No. 7 Northwest Catholic   No. 2 RHAM

Outcome:              It was no contest; RHAM won 3-0 (25-18, 25-11, 25-11)

Match     Visitor                    Home squad

Game 12                No. 6 Glastonbury                No. 3 Plainville

Outcome:              Glastonbury got by Plainville in three sets (25-17, 27-25, and 25-21)

 

Friday, Nov. 4 – Semifinals (at Avon High School

Match     Visitor                    Home squad

Game 13                No. 4 Southington                No. 1 Farmington

Outcome:              Never in doubt; the Indians won in three sets (25-19, 25-17, 25-20)

Match     Visitor                    Home squad

Game 14                No. 6 Glastonbury                No. 2 RHAM

Outcome:              RHAM was the victor in straight sets (25-16, 25-12, 25-19)

 

CCC Volleyball Tournament Championship

Saturday, Nov. 5 (at Avon High School

Match     Visitor                    Home squad

Game 15                No. 2 RHAM         No. 1 Farmington

Outcome:              In a showdown between the top two teams in the CCC (and the state for that matter), the Indians fell to RHAM by scores of 25-19, 25-16, and 25-16.

 

Tournament Seeding – CCC Volleyball Tournament 2016

Seed        School    Record   Tiebreaker

1              Farmington           16-0

2              RHAM    15-1

3              Plainville                13-3        Tiebreaker- overall winning percentage

4              Southington 13-3

5              Tolland   13-3

6              Glastonbury 13-3

7              Northwest             12-4        Tiebreaker- overall winning percentage

8              Avon       12-4        NWC Defeated Avon, gets the advantage

9              Bristol Eastern 12-4

10            EO Smith               11-5

11            Simsbury               10-6        Tiebreaker- overall winning percentage

12            Platt        10-6        Platt defeated RH, gets the advantage

13            Rocky Hill              10-6

14            East Catholic9-7   Tiebreaker- overall winning percentage

15            Hall         9-7

16            Middletown           8-8          Tiebreaker- overall winning percentage

SouthWindsor       8-8          Middletown and South                                                                                        Windsor still tied

Conard   8-8          Went to coin toss, Middletown prevails

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