4 things to look for
Can anyone stop the three-peat?: Chances are, probably not. Glastonbury, currently ranked third in the nation, has allowed just three goals this season and has scored at least three goals in each game. Everyone else looks to be playing for second place against the two-time Class LL state champions.
On the prowl: Ridgefield certainly doesn’t want to hear anything about playing for second place, especially after beating St. Joseph for the second straight season in the FCIAC tournament final Thursday. The Tigers were very competitive against Glastonbury in last year’s LL title game before falling 5-3. That should provide confidence for the No. 2 seed.
Victory on the horizon? Law will be looking for its first state tournament win in school history when Bunnell comes calling on Wednesday. The Eagles won their last four regular-season games to turn a first-round road game into a home contest in Milford.
Going for the outright title this time: Old Lyme shared the Class S state title with Notre Dame Fairfield last season. The Lancers have since moved up to the M division. Old Lyme, the four-time reigning Shoreline Conference champion, will be seeded second this season in Class S.
5 players to watch
Caroline Bogue, Glastonbury: The top goal scorer on the state’s best team will have plenty of opportunities to display her offensive prowess over the next two weeks.
Andrea Basilicato, Guilford: The Indians’ top offensive threat will need to be on top of her game if the Indians are to make a run in Class L.
Saige Bingman, Cheshire: The Rams could get up to three home games in the LL tournament, which means the home fans will get a chance to see Bingman find the back of the net a couple more times.
Lily Geshwind, Hand: Geshwind was a pleasant surprise as a first-year starter for the Tigers, the SCC tournament runners up. Can the senior keep it up? Hand is now the No. 7 seed after the reseeding and now gets a first-round bye.
Allie Augur, North Branford: This sophomore goalkeeper was the main reason why the Thunderbirds made a run into the Shoreline tournament final and gave Old Lyme all it could handle. Augur at her best makes North Branford a threat in Class M.