With a holiday break to open the week, area high school teams have a slightly lighter schedule in the week ahead and it’s a chance to regroup and get back into the win column for many.
Area soccer teams had mixed results last week and with a heavy dose of conference play coming up this week will be a telling one for teams’ conference title hopes. Terryville’s girls have been the most successful of the area soccer clubs. They were 2-1 last week and have a chance to improve on their 4-2 record with games at home against a one-win Shepaug team on Tuesday and at winless Wamogo on Friday.
The Terryville boys also had a good week last week with two wins to reach the .500 mark. The Kangaroos have a tough one at unbeaten Shepaug Tuesday, then host 1-4 Wamogo on Friday.
Bristol Eastern’s boys picked up a big CCC South win against Platt last Thursday to improve to 2-1 in the CCC South, but it will be a bit more challenging when they travel to Falcon Field to battle Maloney on Tuesday. The Lancers wrap up the week at home against 3-2 Windsor in an inter-divisional cross over match on Friday.
The Eastern girls also had an easy win over Platt for their first win of the season last week. But this week will be a difficult one for the Lancers who host a very strong Maloney team on Tuesday and then travel to Farmington to take on the powerful River Hawks under the lights at Tunxis Mead on Friday.
Bristol Central’s boys broke into the win column with a hard fought 1-0 win over Maloney last week. The Rams will look to add to their win streak on the road when they visit Platt on Tuesday afternoon and travel to Simsbury for a night match on Thursday.
Central’s girls fell on hard times last week after opening the season 3-0. The Rams dropped lopsided games to two very strong teams in Enfield and Maloney and are hoping that a visit from Platt on Tuesday will help them break out of a scoring slump and get back in the win column. The Rams will face another challenge in an interdivisional match at East Catholic on Friday afternoon.
St. Paul’s boys also picked up their first win of the season against Derby last week, and with only one game on tap this week, the Falcons could add to that win total at struggling Ansonia on Friday. St. Paul’s girls also have just one match on tap as they host Ansonia on Thursday night.
Volleyball teams have been the most successful of the area teams and the week ahead, with a lightened schedule, is a chance for teams to add to those impressive win totals. Bristol Eastern lost for the first time when they were upset by Simsbury last week. The 6-1 Lancers could be the first area team to clinch a post-season berth if they can beat Maloney at home on Wednesday and Newington on the road on Friday.
Bristol Central’s girls rolled to three impressive wins last week. The Rams are 5-2 after losses to two state powerhouses. They will host Platt on Wednesday and travel to East Hartford Friday as they prepare for their showdown with Bristol Eastern coming up a week from today.
Terryville volleyball takes on a pair of Berkshire league foes. The Kangaroos are home against Nonnewaug Tuesday and visit Northwestern on Friday. St. Paul is the only team with three games on tap this week. They play Waterbury Career at home tonight, visit Torrington on Tuesday and then host Woodland Friday in a busy week of NVL action.
Bristol Central and Bristol Eastern have a bye week in the CCC Cross Country schedule, but both will participate in an invitational meet at South Windsor on Friday. St. Paul is at Waterbury Career along with Crosby and Terryville visits Nonnewaug along with Thomaston the same day.
The swimmers continue the non-league portion of their schedule this week. Bristol Eastern is home to Manchester on Wednesday and hosts Suffield on Friday at the Malone Aquatic Center. Bristol Central will travel to South Windsor on Wednesday.
Terryville’s golfers continue their season with a pair ion the road this week. The Kangaroos are at Housatonic on Tuesday and at Litchfield on Thursday.