Two weeks into the high school season, there are only three unbeaten teams left among the ranks of the locals. All three are based at Bristol Central and all three face very difficult tests in the week ahead.
The action begins tonight when the Central boys soccer team hosts Maloney under the lights at the new turf field.
But the biggest matchup of the week comes Tuesday afternoon, when the Rams host CCC South rival Middletown in a cross country meet at Rockwell Park. The Central boys are unbeaten and untested so far in the season, but so are the Blue Dragons.
The Rams have been running a tight pack all season and the young runners will need to keep that group together to have success against a very strong Middletown team. The winner of Tuesday’s match will most likely finish at the top of the CCC South standings.
The Bristol Central boys soccer team is 3-0-1 on the year after struggling to a 3-2 overtime win over Middletown last week, but will need to play much better tonight against a talented Maloney team. The Rams also face a big challenge on the road on Thursday afternoon at East Hartford.
The Central girls swim team came up with a thrilling victory over Newington to remain unbeaten last week. The Rams host Enfield/Somers in an interdivisional meet on Tuesday for their only match of the week.
The St. Paul girls soccer team dropped from the unbeaten ranks on Friday at Woodland and will have a full week to think about the loss before playing their only game of the week at home against Seymour on Friday night.
Among the more interesting matchups on tap this week are a number of volleyball contests.
Bristol Eastern’s girls have won two in a row and have a big CCC South battle tonight against Platt. The Panthers are 5-1 on the season and are one of the top teams in the South Division. Eastern takes on a powerful interdivisional opponent on the road at 4-1 E.O. Smith on Wednesday and comes home to battle Simsbury on Friday.
The Bristol Central volleyball team is off to its best start in years and can make a statement in the CCC South with a victory at home against Maloney tonight. The Rams visit Enfield on Wednesday.
Terryville has won four in a row on the volleyball court, but the Kangaroos will be severely tested this week as they travel to 4-1 Wolcott Tech tonight and host Lewis Mills on Friday.
St. Paul’s volleyballers have struggled to a 2-4 record. The Falcons have a chance to snap their short losing streak this week as they travel to Ansonia (5-3) tomorrow and come home to face Woodland (2-4) on Friday.
In soccer, Bristol Eastern’s boys (1-3) are still looking to find the winning magic, but should be able to pick up a win today at home against a Platt team that has struggled to win in the South for more than a decade. The Lancers face another strong interdivisional foe at Tolland on Friday.
The St. Paul boys have also had their problems, losing three in a row after starting with two wins. The Falcons will have their hands full this week as well, as they are at 3-1-2 Crosby tomorrow and visit 4-1 Seymour in a Friday night battle.
Terryville’s boys picked up their first win of the season last Friday. The Kangaroos have just one match on tap this week. They visit Litchfield on Tuesday.
The Terryville girls also have just one win on the season and have only one game scheduled this week. Litchfield will bring a two-game losing streak into Terryville on Wednesday.
The Bristol Eastern girls suffered a tough loss at Berlin last week, but should turn it around when they travel to Meriden to take on winless Platt today. The Lancers have a tough one at home on Thursday against 4-1 South Windsor, the top team in the CCC East.
Bristol Central’s girls have had an up-and-down season, but will be looking to rebound from a tough loss at Middletown last week when they travel to Falcon Field to take on 1-4 Maloney this afternoon. The Rams face a formidable foe at E.O. Smith in Storrs on Thursday.
Eastern’s swimmers visit Windsor looking for their first win tomorrow and host East Hartford on Friday. St. Paul battles Wilby and Kaynor Tech in Waterbury in Tuesday and visits Torrington on Friday night.