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Avon is No. 2 seed in CCC volleyball tournament

Avon senior Abby St. Onge goes up for the block during Tuesday’s CCC West win over Simsbury.

AVON, Nov. 3 – The Avon High volleyball team has already secured their first championship banner since 2005 by winning the CCC West championship title this fall.

Now, the Falcons are looking to win a conference tournament for the first time. Avon (17-1, 10-0 CCC West) is the No. 2 seed in the 16-team Central Connecticut Conference tournament that begins on Monday.

No. 2 Avon will face No. 15 seed Berlin (9-11) on Monday night at 5 p.m. in Avon. If they Falcons, advance, they will face either No. 7 East Catholic or No. 10 Platt on Tuesday in the quarterfinals in Avon.

The semifinals and the championship match will be in Avon and the Falcons are looking to be playing on their home court. The top seed in the tournament is Bristol Eastern (18-0), the only team to beat the Falcons this season and the only team to win a single game from the Falcons.

In each of Avon’s 17 victories, the Falcons prevailed by 3-0 sweeps.


2019 CCC girls volleyball tournament
Monday’s first round
(1) Bristol Eastern 3, (16) Farmington 9 (25-21, 25-23, 25-23)
(9) Glastonbury 3, (8) Newington 2 (12-25, 25-17, 25-18, 21-25, 15-13)
(5) South Windsor 3, (12) Wethersfield 0 (25-12, 25-18, 25-16)
(4) Conard 3, (13) Southington 0 (25-18, 25-22, 26-24)
(3) RHAM 3, (14) New Britain 0 (25-14, 25-8, 25-14)
(6) Bristol Central 3, (11) Enfield 0 (25-8, 25-21, 25-18)
)7) East Catholic 3, (10) Platt 0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-20)
(2) Avon 3, (15) Berlin 2 (12-25, 25-17, 25-18, 21-25, 15-13)

Tuesday, November 5
Quarterfinals
At higher seed
Bristol Eastern 3, Glastonbury 1 (25-11, 20-25, 25-21, 25-18)
Avon 3,  East Catholic 0 (25-21, 25-11, 25-21)
RHAM 3, Bristol Central 1 (25-15, 25-21, 20-25, 26-24)
Conard 3,  South Windsor 0 (25-13, 25-19, 25-10)

Thursday, November 7
Semifinals
At Avon
Bristol Eastern 3, Conard 1 (25-10, 25-18, 19-25, 25-23)
RHAM 3, Avon 1 (25-18, 15-25, 25-18, 25-22)

Saturday, November 9
Championship
At Avon
RHAM 3, Bristol Eastern 0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-15)

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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