Tag Archives: Volleyball

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Ambari takes volleyball skills on European tour

Former Woodland star volleyball player Adriana Ambari spent this past summer on a whirlwind tour of Europe, playing for an American team as part of the Goodwill Ambassadors Tour in…

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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Amato takes ‘odd’ road to championship

Brianna Pacileo — by all measures the greatest player in the history of Woodland volleyball — stood on the court at Berlin High Nov. 16 with a state championship medal…

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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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Hawks back in Class M volleyball final

GLASTONBURY — Woodland High’s All-State hitter, Brianna Pacileo, was the focus of a Waterford double-block throughout Wednesday’s Class M semifinal. That was fine by the Hawks; they had plenty of…

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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…