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Canton spikers one win away from state tourney; Indians sweep Avon for title

Jessica Lyons (2) bumps the ball over the net in Monday night's five-set loss to Enfield. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

Canton’s Jessica Lyons (2) bumps the ball over the net in Monday night’s five-set loss to Enfield in front of Sophia Pelehach (5). (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

CANTON, Oct. 27 – The Canton High girls volleyball team is one win away from qualifying for the CIAC Class S tournament for the first time.

The Warriors extended their own school record with a seventh win on Tuesday with a 3-0 sweep of Metropolitan Learning Center from Bloomfield, 25-23, 25-19, 25-23. Canton (7-9) needs to win one of its final four matches to earn a spot in the state tournament.

Sophia Pelehach had eight kills for the Warriors while Lauren Piguelli had six serving aces. MLC slips to 12-7.

It was a nice recovery after a tough five-set loss to Enfield on Monday night at Fermi High School. Enfield (3-11, 2-11 NCCC) outlasted Canton, 25-23, 17-25, 25-23, 11-25, 18-16. Canton’s Amber Harraden led the Warriors with a team-high 13 kills while Sophia Pelehach added five.

Emma Plourd did her part with a team-high 20 assists in the match including eight assists in game two.

Canton (7-9, 4-9 NCCC) has three games on consecutive evenings. The Warriors return to action Wednesday at Granby for a visit with the defending Class M champions before coming back to Canton to host the final regular season match on Thursday night at 5:30 p.m. against Public Safety Academy of Enfield.

Canton closes out the regular season with road matches Friday at Sport Medical Science Academy in Hartford and on Monday, Nov. 2, at Suffield.

Farmington claims CCC Central White crown
FARMINGTON, Oct. 27 – Despite 11 kills and eight digs from Avon senior Abby Laszewski, the defending Class L champion Farmington High volleyball team swept the Falcons to win the first CCC Central White division title Tuesday.

The Indians (15-2, 10-0 CCC Central White) ran the table in the reconfigured Central Connecticut Conference with a 3-0 win over Avon, 25-19, 25-16, 25-9. It is the third straight division title for Farmington, which captured the past two CCC West championships.

Avon (13-6, 8-2 CCC Central White) had five kills and five digs from Maddie Hart along with 19 assists and eight digs from Brooke Fisher. Della Hellwig had six digs for the Falcons.

The Falcons, playing in the CCC for the first time, conclude the regular season on Thursday with a match at E.O. Smith.


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