Category Archives: Volleyball

Championship notebook

BERLIN — The Woodland volleyball team might not have earned its state championship win without its state championship loss. “Maybe not,” Hawks coach Jim Amato. “The world may never know….

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Woodland reaches the mountaintop

BERLIN — The ascent of the Woodland girls volleyball program — not discouraged, but encouraged by a state championship loss a year ago — is finally complete. No. 1-seeded Woodland…

Hawks win Class M title

BERLIN — A year after falling one game short of a title, the Woodland High volleyball team made school history on Saturday. No. 1-seeded Woodland (24-1) became the first NVL…

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Woodland wins thrillers to advance

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland volleyball team has been down this road before and that experience steadied the nerves enough to pull out a second consecutive five-game thriller in the…

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Successful season ends for Greyhounds

NAUGATUCK — After a pretty easy victory in the first game of the Class L state volleyball tournament first round against Bristol Central Nov. 4, it looked like Naugatuck was…

Hawks bring NVL title back home

WATERBURY — Trailing by a game in a volleyball match is a position in which the Woodland girls rarely find themselves. So when that situation came to fruition after the…

NVL tourney title roundup

The Naugatuck boys soccer and Woodland volleyball teams won their respective Naugatuck Valley League tournament titles Wednesday night. Adam Branco scored two goals, one in each half, to lead the…

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Hawks return to title game

Greyhounds fall short in semifinals WATERBURY — As is usually the case in Woodland’s most important volleyball matches, star hitter Brianna Pacileo came through when it most mattered. Pacileo finished…

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Killing them not so softly

Woodland’s Pacileo is a vaunted outside hitter BEACON FALLS — Brianna Pacileo may only stand 5-foot-7, but as Woodland volleyball coach Jim Amato would say, at the net she looks…

‘Hounds score big win over Hawks

NAUGATUCK — When asked to single out players who stepped up against then-undefeated Woodland last Thursday, Naugatuck volleyball coach Kevin Wesche started to name names, and he didn’t stop. Instead,…