Coming in at No. 9 on the 2013 Litchfield County best fall team list is the Northwestern girls’ volleyball team who finished the regular season 12-6 which was good for second place during the regular season in the Berkshire League.
The Highlanders would also lose in the semifinals to Terryville in the Berkshire League tournament.
Led by seniors Liz Newkirk and Taylor Fetzer, each First Team Berkshire League All-Stars, the Highlanders railed and made advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class M Tournament as the seventh seed.
During the regular season the Highlanders saw some highs and lows. At one point they won five straight matches, but they stumbled at the end of the season splitting their last four games.
Even though they didn’t win either regular season or tournament championships, the Highlanders won when it mattered the most in the State Tournament.
Northwestern would be eliminated from the tournament by Rocky Hill, who knocked out Berkshire League champions Lewis Mills in the second round.
According to the people the Northwestern girls’ volleyball team was the ninth best team in the Litchfield County this fall.
Look for Saturday’s edition when we reveal our No. 8 pick.