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Avon advances to quarterfinals of CCC volleyball tournament

AVON, October 29 – After losing two straight matches to close out the regular season, the Avon High girls volleyball team beat New Britain, 3-1 on Monday night in the first round of the Central Connecticut Conference tournament.

The Falcons (13-6, 11-5 CCC) beat the Hurricanes by scores of 25-15, 25-14, 20-25 and 25-6 behind a season-high 22 kills from junior Emily Dempsey and 10 kills from junior Baylee Brau.

Setter Abby St. Onge had a season-high 41 assists for the Falcons while Noelle Powers had 13 digs. Dempsey had 12 digs.

Avon bounced back from a pair of shutout losses to Farmington, 3-0, and Bristol Eastern, 3-0, last week. Farmington’s win over the Falcons clinched the CCC West Patriot title for the Indians.

Avon’s run in the CCC Tournament ended at the hands of No. 2 RHAM on Tuesday night. The Sachems eliminated the Falcons with a 3-1 quarterfinal victory (25-13, 25-17, 23-25, 25-10).

St. Onge had a strong game with 31 assists, 10 digs and two blocks. Dempsey had a team-high 18 kills while Brau had seven kills.

The Falcons will return to action next week in the CIAC’s Class L tournament.

2018 Central Connecticut Conference
Girls volleyball tournament
Seeds with CCC record – 1. Southington 16-0, 2. RHAM 15-1, 3. Bristol Eastern 14-2, 4. Bristol Central 14-2, 5. Conard 13-3, 6. Tolland 13-3, 7. New Britain 12-4, 8. Farmington 11-5, 9. Newington 11-5, 10. Avon 11-5, 11. Glastonbury 10-6, 12. Berlin 10-6, 13. South Windsor 9-7, 14. Maloney 8-8, 15. Hartford Public 8-8, 16. Hall 8-8

Monday’s first round
Southington 3, Hall 0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-17)
Farmington 3, Newington 0 (25-16, 25-7, 25-14)
Bristol Central 3, South Windsor 0 (25-21, 25-15, 25-22)
Conard def. Berlin
RHAM 3, Hartford Public 0 (25-5, 25-4, 25-6)
Avon 3, New Britain 1 (25-15, 25-14, 20-25, 25-6)
Bristol Eastern 3, Maloney 0 (25-8, 25-8, 25-13)
Glastonbury 3, Tolland 0 (25-7, 25-16, 25-19)

Tuesday’s quarterfinals
Farmington 3, Southington 2 (22-25, 18-25, 25-16, 28-26, 15-10)
Conard 3, Bristol Central 1 (23-25, 28-26, 25-19, 25-15)
RHAM 3, Avon 1 (25-13, 25-17, 23-25, 25-10)
Bristol Eastern 3, Glastonbury 0 (25-16, 25-21, 25-19)

Thursday’s semifinals
At Avon
Farmington 3,  Conard 2  (25-22,25-21,23-25,23-25,15-7)
RHAM 3, Bristol Eastern 2 (18-25,25-16,25-13,18-25,15-12)

Friday’s Championship
At Avon
RHAM 3, Farmington 0 (29-27, 25-18, 25-23)

2018 CCC West volleyball

Patriot Division Div. Overall
x-Farmington 7-3 13-5
Avon 6-4 12-6
Glastonbury 5-5 13-6
Simsbury 1-9 8-10

 

Colonial Division Div. Overall
x-Southington 10-0 18-0
Conard 8-2 15-4
Hall 3-7 9-10
N.W. Catholic 0-10 2-16
x-won divisional title
Teams play twice against teams in their own division and twice against teams in the opposite division

 

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