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No. 11 Avon prevails to beat Hall and remain undefeated at 5-0

Abby St. Onge (16) and Emily Dempsey (15), shown in action last fall, played well in Avon’s 3-1 win over Hall on Thursday night in West Hartford.

WEST HARTFORD, Sept. 20 – No. 11 Avon prevailed in a marathon third game that went to 33 points and beat Hall-West Hartford, 3-1 to improve to 5-0 on the season.

The Falcons dropped the opening game of the match by four points, 25-21 but tied the match with a 25-17 decision in game two. In game three, the Falcons outlasted Hall with a 33-31 victory. Avon secured the win with a 25-15 decision in game four.

Junior Emily Dempsey led Avon with 22 kills and 13 digs while Kayceety Mullaj added seven kills. Junior Abby St. Onge did a nice job at setter with 34 assists. Sophomore Noelle Powers had 25 digs while sophomore teammate Eliza Jures had five blocks.

The Falcons return to action on Monday when they travel back to West Hartford to face Conard (2-2) at 5 p.m.

Top 10 poll
Eight teams earned No. 1 votes in the first state girls volleyball top 10 poll. Undefeated Southington (5-0) received 10 first place votes and earns the No. 1 ranking in the first poll of the season. There are four Central Connecticut Conference teams in the top 10 led by No. 1 Southington, No. 2 RHAM, No. 4 Farmington and No. 7 Bristol Eastern. Undefeated Avon is ranked No. 11 in the state

Connecticut girls volleyball top 10 coaches poll.

Week 1, September 17, 2018

Team Record Pts. Last year
1. Southington (10) 5-0 408


2. RHAM (6) 3-1 348


3. Woodstock Acad. (2) 5-0 336


4. Farmington (1) 5-0 282


5. Cheshire (2) 4-0 232


6. Ridgefield (1) 4-1 116


7. Bristol Eastern 2-1 90


8. Fitch 3-1 86


9. Seymour (1) 5-0 84


10. Greenwich 3-1 78


Also receiving votes: Avon (4-0) and Joel Barlow (4-0) 74; Bristol Central (4-0) 6-0; South Windsor (4-1) 62; Westhill (1) (5-0) 58
Coaches voting: Michelle Abraham, New Britain; Jeff Babineau, St. Joseph; Steve Banks, Fitch; Albina Belisle, Enfield; Adam Bottone, Woodstock Academy; Steve Brienza, Wilton; Craig Brown, East Haven; Curt Burns, Avon; Marianna Capomolla, Westhill; Vinnie Cianfarani, Tolland; Midania Ciebere, Ridgefield; Seth Davis, Amity; Scott Dumond, Bacon Academy; Ryan Gilberson, Coventry; Tim Guernsey, RHAM; Rich Heintz, Southington; Julia Johnson, Foran; Steve Lapham, Greenwich; Duffy Lynch; Career; Martin Martinez, East Hartford; Kevin Savejs, Maloney; Mike Smeriglio, Stamford; Victoria Sperraza, Sheehan; Michael Stango, Kennedy; Jackie Valliere, Rocky Hill; Kevin Wesche, Naugatuck; La’Tosha Woodward, Windsor


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