Fitch remains No. 1 in the latest Top 10 poll. Westhill enters at No. 10.
Last week: Defeated East Lyme 3-0, Montville 19-3, Norwich Free Academy 1-0 and St. Bernard 16-1.
Bottom line: The Falcons will attempt to compete an unbeaten regular season when they host East Granby (16-3) Monday.
Last week: Def. Hand 2-1, Lauralton Hall 3-2, Sacred Heart Academy 18-3 and East Haven 4-3 (11).
Bottom line: The Rams finished unbeaten in the regular season for the first time in program history. Cheshire will be the top seed for this week’s SCC tournament and host No. 8 Guilford in Wednesday’s quarterfinals.
Last week: Def. Avon 16-0, Conard 3-1 and Hall 16-0.
Bottom line: The Blue Knights host Bulkeley Monday in their regular season finale.
|4. ST. JOSEPH
Last week: Def. Bridgeport Central 15-1 and Trinity Catholic 8-0 and Danbury 2-0 in the FCIAC tournament quarterfinals.
Bottom line: The Cadets face Trumbull in Tuesday’s FCIAC semifinals.
Last week: Def. St. Paul 13-1, lost to Westhill 4-3, and def. Woodland 1-0 in the NVL quarterfinals.
Bottom line: The Wildcats face Oxford in Monday’s NVL semifinals.
|6. NORTH BRANFORD
Last week: Def. East Haven 6-5, Old Lyme 18-0 and Coginchaug 4-1.
Bottom line: The Thunderbirds defeated defending Class L champion East Haven twice during the regular season.
Last week: Def. Law 9-2, Hand 7-6 and North Haven 1-0.
Bottom line: The Spartans visit East Haven in Wednesday’s SCC tournament quarterfinals.
|8. LAURALTON HALL
Last week: Def. Def. North Haven 2-0, lost to Cheshire 3-2 and def. Law 15-7.
Bottom line: The Crusaders host West Haven in Wednesday’s SCC tournament quarterfinals.
|9. ROCKY HILL
Last week: Def. New Britain 9-2, Maloney 2-0, Maloney 6-2 and Tolland 8-6.
Bottom line: The Terriers visit Middletown (Monday) and Newington (Thursday).
Last week: Def. Wilton 6-3, Bridgeport Central 9-0, Seymour 4-3 and Fairfield Ludlowe 10-1 in the FCIAC tournament quarterfinals.
Bottom line: Win over Seymour lifts the Vikings into the top 10 for the first time this season. Westhill plays Stamford in Tuesday’s FCIAC semifinals.
Dropped out: East Haven (9)
First-place votes in parentheses and points tabulated on a 30-28-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-11-10-9-8-7 basis.
Others receiving votes
Holy Cross (19-2), 161; East Haven (14-5), 145; Norwich Free Academy (16-4), 142; Masuk (18-3), 84; Thomaston (17-2), 73; Maloney (15-4), 60; Torrington (17-4), 32; Foran (16-4), 18; Bristol Central (14-5), 11; Middletown (13-5), 10; East Granby (16-3) and Granby (17-2), 9; Conard (13-5), 8; Pomperaug (17-4) and Tolland (13-4), 7.
The following voted
Amanda Acampora, Lauralton Hall; Marc Allard, Norwich Bulletin; Scott Aresco, Maloney; Doug Bonjour, Connecticut Post; Tony Calcagni, Coginchaug; George DeMaio, WELI; Vickie Fulkerson, The Day of New London; Mike Madera, Elm City Newspapers; Ken Pereiras, Seymour; Mike Pucci, New Haven Register; Lori Riley, Hartford Courant; Mike Suppe, The HAN Network; Peter Vander Veer, The HAN Network; Peter Wallace, Register Citizen; Jimmy Zanor, Middletown Press.