No. 5 Mercy 3, No. 12 Masuk 1 >> Mercy advanced to the Class L quarterfinals with an 18-25, 25-10, 25-16 and 25-21 win Thursday night at Middletown. Jessica Hoops had 40 assists, Mckenzie Dugan had 10 kills and one block and Shytasia Williams had 10 digs and six aces for the Tigers (19-3). Masuk finished 14-6. Mercy will play the winner of No. 4 Ledyard and No. 20 Fitch at the site of the higher seed on Saturday night.
No. 7 East Hampton 3, No. 23 Northwest Catholic 0 >> The host Bellringers advanced to the Class S quarterfinals with a 25-21, 25-19 and 28-26 sweep Wednesday night. Katie Beem had 27 digs and nine kills, Dakota Reed had 28 assists and 11 digs, Shayla Belanger had 18 digs and six kills, and Sarah Massie had 10 kills for East Hampton (16-6). Grace Deneen had 39 digs and five kills for Northwest Catholic (12-10). The Bellringers will play at No. 2 Haddam-Killingworth (19-3) tonight at 7 p.m. in the quarterfinals.
No. 21 Hale-Ray 3, No. 5 Wilcox Tech 1 >> The Little Noises advanced to the Class S quarterfinals with a 25-21, 23-25, 25-20 and 25-19 win Wednesday at Meriden. Eliza Burke had 14 kills, two blocks, and six aces, while Jordan Ziobron 13 digs, nine kills and two blocks for Hale-Ray (13-10). Sierra DiFranco had 12 digs and seven kills, and Kathryn Mazzucco had 21 assists and 12 digs for Wilcox Tech (16-5). Hale-Ray will play at No. 4 Coventry (17-3) tonight at 7 p.m. in the quarterfinals. Coventry is the 7-time defending Class S state champion.