Coginchaug 3, Valley Regional 0 >> The No. 4 Blue Devils defeated the No. 5 Warriors 27-25, 26-24 and 25-16 in the Shoreline Conference quarterfinals Tuesday night at Durham. Coginchaug trailed 17-7 in game two before rallying for the win. “That was pretty impressive,” said Blue Devils coach Clare Matasavage. Michaela Paholski had 10 kills and two aces, and Kenna Campbell had five kills and one stuffed block for Valley (10-11). Caryn Sibiskie powered the Blue Devils by going 24-for-24 from the service line with five aces. Sibiskie also had six kills and five blocks, while Sydney Trusty had 10 kills. Coginchaug will face No. 1 Morgan (20-0) in the semifinals Thursday night at Clinton (5 p.m.). The Blue Devils, who dropped a 3-1 decision against Morgan in Durham on Sept. 30 and were swept in the rematch in Clinton on Oct. 23, are the only Shoreline team to win a game against the Huskies this season. “We’ll give it our best shot,” said Matasavage. “I thought we also played real well at their place, much better than the scores indicated. We’re looking for a repeat performance and hopefully get more than one game this time.”
East Hampton 3, Hale-Ray 1 >> The No. 2 Bellringers defeated the No. 6 Little Noises 25-19, 23-25, 25-16 and 25-21 in the Shoreline Conference quarterfinals Tuesday night at East Hampton. “It was a great match,” said Bellringers coach John Post. “We had just played Hale-Ray on Friday and anytime you play a team that close again it’s going to be a competitive game. Hale-Ray made us earn it tonight. I’m real proud of my girls and the way they came through tonight.” Dakota Reed had 35 assists and 10 digs, Katy Beem had 14 kills and 15 digs, while Demitra Kourtzidis had 10 kills to lead the Bellringers (14-5). Eliza Burke had 14 kills and two blocks, Jordan Ziobron had 11 kills, and Lauren Turner had 23 digs for Hale-Ray (11-10). East Hampton will face No. 2 Haddam-Killingworth (18-2) in the semifinals Thursday night at Higganum (5 p.m.). “H-K beat us twice in close matches but I think we’re turning a corner,” said Post. “We’re looking forward to it. I think there will be two exciitng matches on Thursday night. The conference was very strong this season.”
Shoreline Conference semifinals >> The SLC boys soccer tournament gets underway today with semifinal round action. No. 4 Lyme-Old Lyme will play at No. 1 Old Saybrook at 3:15 p.m., and No. 3 Valley Regional will play at No. 2 Cromwell at 6:00 p.m. The winners will meet on Friday, Nov. 1 at the Indian River Complex in Clinton at 5:00 p.m.
Shoreline Conference semifinals >> The SLC girls soccer tournament today features No. 4 Lyme-Old Lyme at No. 1 Coginchaug at 3:00 p.m. in one semifinal, and No. 3 Haddam-Killingworth at defending champion No. 2 Portland at 6:00 p.m. in the other semifinal. The winners will meet on Friday, Nov. 1 at the Indian River Conmplex in Clinton at 7:00 p.m.
Central Connecticut Conference championship >> No. 4 Middletown (15-3) will meet No. 3 Northwest Catholic (14-1-3) in the inaugural CCC championship game tongight at Middletown’s Rosek-Skubel Stadium at 5:00 p.m.