All-FCIAC soccer, volleyball and field hockey awards to be announced Sunday

The All-FCIAC awards for boys and girls soccer, volleyball, and field hockey will be announced on Sunday, Nov. 18, following the completion of the state tournaments. The All-FCIAC football awards will be announced in December.

State tourney scoreboard, schedule: FCIAC teams set sights on championships

The FCIAC has six teams battling for state soccer, field hockey and volleyball tournaments as the state playoffs enter their final week. On Monday, the Ridgefield Tigers and Staples Wreckers will be in action on opposite sides of Class LL girls soccer bracket, with an eye on an All-FCIAC final next weekend. On Tuesday, the … Read more

Darien volleyball spikes Glastonbury 3-1 in Class LL quarterfinals

Heading into this year’s CIAC Class LL volleyball tournament, the Darien Blue Wave hadn’t won a state playoff match in three years. Now, the Wave is one of the final four teams still standing. The Wave kept its bid for a state championship alive with a 3-1 victory over the Glastonbury Tomahawks in the Class … Read more

Westhill volleyball sweeps Greenwich, advances to Class LL semifinals

Westhill High School’s Betsy Sachs and Greenwich High School’s Erin O’Keefe meet at the net in the Class LL volleyball quarterfinal played at Westhill. — Scott Mullin/Hearst Connecticut Media photo

STAMFORD — After losing to Trumbull in the championship game of the FCIAC Volleyball Tournament, Westhill was determined to get back on the court and go after a title that’s eluded it for a long time — the Class LL championship.

Three wins later, the Vikings are only two victories away from accomplishing their ultimate goal.

Dictating the points and carrying the momentum from the outset, third-seeded Westhill registered a convincing 3-0 victory over 11th-seeded Greenwich in the CIAC Class LL Tournament quarterfinals.

The host Vikings advanced to the Class LL semifinals, where they will face either Amity or Cheshire on Wednesday. Westhill (22-3) won Saturday’s matchup against the Cardinals by set scores of 25-15, 25-17, 25-20.

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Updated FCIAC state tournament schedule and scoreboard

The FCIAC will have 42 teams in action as the CIAC’s soccer, volleyball, and field hockey tournaments get underway this week. Scores will be updated here as the games are completed. Scroll down for previous rounds. Saturday, Nov. 10 Boys Soccer – Class LL Quarterfinals • Click here for the complete bracket East Hartford 1, … Read more

Defending champion Greenwich tops Ludlowe in Class LL volleyball second round

FAIRFIELD — Though Greenwich graduated a number of players from last season’s squad, which captured the Class LL girls volleyball championship, a group of athletes on this year’s team experienced the thrill of one of the program’s greatest victories in 2017 and they’re hoping to relive that moment. After two rounds of action in the … Read more

Darien runs down Hall in Class LL volleyball tournament

Darien senior co-captain Cristina Escajadillo gets set to serve up a winner. Dave Stewart photo The Darien volleyball team had a bit of a wake-up call with a first-set loss to the Hall Warriors in the opening round of the Class LL playoffs. In the end, however, the Blue Wave rolled on. Darien responded to … Read more

No. 2 Trumbull sweeps No. 1 Westhill in FCIAC volleyball final

The Trumbull Eagles celebrate a point during their 3-0 victory over Westhill in the FCIAC championship match Saturday at Fairfield-Ludlowe HS, — Christian Abraham/Hearst Connecticut Media photo

FAIRFIELD — Making history was the mission. And nothing was going to stand in the way of the Trumbull High School girls volleyball team from finishing the job.

The No. 2 seeded Eagles soared to a 25-22, 25-22, 25-13 victory over No. 1 seed Westhill High Saturday afternoon before a raucous capacity crowd at the Ludlowe High gym to capture their first-ever FCIAC Championship.

“It was 20 years since a Trumbull girls volleyball team even reached the FCIAC final,” Trumbull’s sophomore setter Ali Castro said. “Knowing we are the first Trumbull High girls volleyball team to capture an FCIAC title. That’s history that will stay with us forever.”

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Trumbull nips Ludlowe in 5 to reach FCIAC Volleyball final

FAIRFIELD—A berth in the FCIAC Girls Volleyball final is a worthy reward.

Trumbull High School earned its chance to play for the 2018 league crown Thursday night by outlasting Ludlowe High, 25-15, 23-25, 25-21, 21-25, 15-10 in the FCIAC semifinals before a passionate crowd at the Ludlowe High gym.

The win means No. 2 seed Trumbull will face No. 1 seed Westhill (20-2) on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Ludlowe’s gym for the FCIAC Championship. Westhill held off Darien, 3-2 in Thursday’s early semifinal.

“Every night in FCIAC volleyball is a battle. This was fun,” said Trumbull’s first-year head coach Nicole Trommelen. “How did we do this? With our fight. With our resilency. Ludlowe beat us in the regular season. And we could have gotten down after losing Game 4 to tie the match. But our team responded as it has all year against adversity.”

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