Avon outlasts South Windsor in CCC Tourney debut; Suffield beats Canton, 3-1

Volleyball Logo CPAVON, Nov. 2 – Avon High setter Brooke Fisher was certainly in the middle of the action Monday night in the Central Connecticut Conference (CCC) tournament.

Fisher had 45 assists, successfully dug up the ball 22 times and had three aces to help the Falcons capture their first-ever CCC Tournament game with a hard-fought 3-2 decision over No. 9 South Windsor, 18-25, 25-15, 23-25, 25-18, 15-12.

Avon (15-6) will face top-seed and undefeated RHAM (18-0) on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Hebron. The winner moves on to Thursday’s semifinal match. The final is Friday night at 6 p.m. at Glastonbury High.

The Falcons battled with South Windsor (15-6) in the first round, dropping a tough 25-23 decision in game three before winning two straight to advance.

Abby Laszewski led the Falcons with 30 kills, 6 serving aces and nine digs. Maggie Hart had 12 kills and nine digs while Abby Lancaster had four kills and eight digs. Della Hellwig had 18 digs for the winners.

UPDATE: Avon took a 2-1 lead but top-seeded RHAM (19-0) was able to rally and earn a 3-2 decision in the CCC Tournament semifinals. The Falcons won game two, 25-23 and won game three, 25-17. But the Sachems regrouped to win game four, 25-18 and the decisive game five, 15-7. Avon’s Abby Laszewski had a team-high 28 kills while Abby Lancaster added 10. Brooke Fisher had 42 assists for the Falcons while Della Hellwig had 13 digs. Anna Barry led RHAM with 21 kills while Katie Shea had eight of RHAM’s 12 blocks.

2015 CCC Volleyball Tournament
Monday’s first round
No. 8 Avon 3, No. 9 South Windsor 2 (18-25, 25-15, 23-25, 25-18, 15-12)
No. 5 Glastonbury 3, No. 12 New Britain 0
No. 7 Newington, No. 10 E.O. Smith 0 (25-18, 25-17, 26-24)
No. 6. Platt High 3, No. 11 East Catholic 0

Wednesday’s quarterfinals
No. 1 RHAM 3, Avon 2 (25-16, 23-25, 17-25, 25-18, 15-7)
Glastonbury 3, No. 4 Bristol Eastern 0 (25-20, 25-23, 26-24)
No. 2 Southington 3, Newington 0 (25-10, 25-10, 25-12)
Platt High 3, No. 3 Farmington 2 (26-24, 26-24, 19-25, 15-25, 15-11)

Thursday’s semifinals
RHAM 3, Glastonbury 0 (25-17, 25-18, 25-22)
Platt 3, Southington 1 (25-14, 25-18, 18-25, 25-14)

Friday’s championship
Platt 3, RHAM 1 (25-21, 28-26, 20-25, 26-24) At Glastonbury, 6 p.m.

Canton's Sophia Pelehach (5) hits the ball during a recent game in Canton.

Canton’s Sophia Pelehach (5) hits the ball during a recent game in Canton.

Suffield 3, Canton 1
SUFFIELD, Nov. 2 – The Warriors were able to pull out a hard-fought win in game two but couldn’t stop Suffield in the regular season finale for both teams Monday night. The host Wildcats (9-11) prevailed, 25-18, 25-27, 25-9 and 25-14.

Sophia Pelehach had two blocks and a kill in game two while senior Emma Plourd had three assists. In game three, Lauren Puglielli had three digs for Canton while game four, Puglielli had four digs and two serving aces.

Canton (8-12, 4-12 NCCC) set a new single season record for wins this season with eight and qualified to play in next week’s Class S tournament. The Warriors were playing without Amber Harraden and Rachel Falzone, who are recovering from injuries.

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