Bristol Eastern took over the No. 1 ranking from CCC rival RHAM in the final Connecticut volleyball coaches state poll of the regular season.
The Lancers defeated RHAM, 3-2, last Wednesday, knocking the Sachems from the top spot after just one week. Bristol Eastern took 23 of the 27 first-place votes.
RHAM fell into a second-place tie with Greenwich, with Westhill now at No. 4.
Overall, the 10 teams in the poll remained the same although there was plenty of shifting.
Guilford took the biggest fall, dropping from No. 3 to No. 9 after losing twice in a three-day span last week.
|1||BRISTOL EASTERN (23)||17-0||512||2||L|
|2 (tie)||RHAM (1)||15-1||552||1||L|
|Others receiving votes: 11 Shelton (16-3) 56, 12 Trumbull (12-3) 24, 13 Woodstock Academy (15-4) 16, 14 Bristol Central (14-3) 14, 15 Lyman Memorial (15-1) 12.|
|Coaches Voting: Jack Biggs, East Lyme; Jim Amato, Woodland; Adam Bottone, Woodstock Academy; Ryan Mintzer-Woodcock, South Windsor; Steve Goodrich, SMSA; Jon Shepro, Staples; Tony Nocera, New Milford; Steve Brienza, Wilton; Laura Anasatsio, Guilford; Jeff Babineau, St. Joseph; Angie Kumm, Berlin; Curt Burns, Avon; Meghan Skelton, Ludlowe; Molly Grabowski, East Hampton; Michael Stango, Kennedy; Lance Pepper, Bristol Central; Ryan Giberson, Coventry; Mike Smeriglio, Stamford; Steve Brienza, Wilton; Ryan Czaja, NFA; Kevin Wesche, Naugatuck; Sue Bavone, Cheshire; Michelle Abraham, New Britain; Craig Brown, East Haven; Marianna Linnehan, Westhill; Kevin Savejs, Maloney.
Compiled by Tim Guernsey, RHAM.