Woodland (Class M) and Morgan (Class S) both walked off the court champs. Two more classes to go on girls volleyball championship Saturday.
RHAM wins Class L
RHAM’s Sarah Veilleux won tournament Most Valuable Player and the Sachems captured the Class L crown over Farmington 3-2 (25-19, 23-25, 26-24, 22-25, 15-13).
RHAM rallied from down 13-10 in the fifth game to bring home the championship.
Woodland’s Brianna Pacileo had 21 kills, 12 digs and won tournament Most Valuable Player as top-seeded Hawks defeated sixth-seeded Foran 3-1 (25-15, 25-23, 23-25, 25-15) to capture their first state crown in school history.
For Foran, Fallon Bevino had 12 kills in a losing effort. Foran coach Julie Johnson said she couldn’t be prouder of her girls’ persistence.
“I think we showed some toughness after being down two games and coming back and winning the third game,” the coach said. “We could’ve just sat down and died. Even that last game, I think we could’ve won.”
Woodland, which lost in last year’s championship, finally got over the hump and the end couldn’t be sweeter for Pacileo.
“This is a great ending to a great season,” the MVP said. “We ended up winning the Naugatuck Valley League championship, then we came through and pulled all the way to the state final game. It’s so surreal.”
Class S: Morgan 3, Lyman Memorial 0
- Class L: Farmington vs. RHAM at Berlin, 4 p.m.
- Class LL: Staples vs. Cheshire at Berlin, 7 p.m.