East Haven has been one of the better teams in the Southern Connecticut Conference and Hale-Ray has been just as good in the Shoreline. Meanwhile, Shelton saw its hot streak end and an even tougher opponent awaits. Dig this!
Buzzzzzz: East Haven got swept by Cheshire to start this season. It was a familiar start for the Yellow Jackets, who started last season by getting swept to Mercy and dropped four in a row to begin 2014.
What a difference a year makes.
The Yellow Jackets have run off seven straight victories since the Cheshire loss. On Wednesday, East Haven faces Career, which is 1-7, and the Yellow Jackets could clinch a berth into the state tournament by week’s end.
After facing West Haven Thursday to close the week, East Haven takes on Cheshire next Monday at home with a chance to get some revenge.
Bee Hive’s Best: Alissa Barcomb had 27 assists and Kylie Schlottman added 14 kills in a 3-1 victory over Sacred Heart Academy on Sept. 22. … Allison Luzzi had 15 kills and 17 Digs in a 3-2 triumph over Sheehan on Sept. 23.
Hail Hale: Hale Ray is having a perfect, perfect season. Eight matches, eight sweeps. Hale Ray has taken down the likes of Cromwell and perianal Shoreline power Morgan.
Enter East Hampton.
The Bellringers have not had the unblemished perfect start like Hale Ray, but East Hampton is 8-0 as well. With state tourney berths already clinched, this match could serve as a Shoreline Conference championship preview.
East Hampton has also topped Cromwell 3-1 and was pushed to the limit by the Huskies last Saturday, but won 3-2.
Hale Stormers: Andrea Wordell had 11 aces in a victory over Hyde on Sept. 21. .. Mary Pease had 48 assists and nine digs in a triumph over Morgan on Sept. 23.
Player of the Week
Vote for this week’s player of the week by Oct. 6 at noon. The winner will be revealed in the next Dig This.
Games to Watch
Amity vs. Shelton, today (Wednesday), 6 p.m.: The Gaels were 5-0 before falling to Sheehan last Friday. Amity is 5-1 with its only loss coming to Cheshire.
Guilford at Cheshire, Tuesday, 6:30: Cheshire is still Cheshire. After losing to Mercy early in the season, the Rams have won four straight. Meanwhile, Guilford is 8-0, but has yet to face a true contender.