Category Archives: Volleyball

Volleyball alums still got game, humor

BEACON FALLS — It’s “the legacy that keeps on returning,” as Woodland volleyball coach Jim Amato says—the seemingly-instinctual migration of the Hawks’ volleyball alumnae to compete in an annual tournament…

Woodland spiked from Class M tourney

MILFORD — The winningest season in Woodland volleyball history came to an end last Friday in the Class M quarterfinals, as the fifth-seeded Hawks dropped a 3-1 (25-12, 25-16, 23-25,…

NHS volleyball season ends in round 2

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck volleyball team ran into a perennial state contender when it took on Bunnell of Stratford Thursday in the second round of the Class L state tournament….

Hawks spike Kennedy for NVL crown

ANSONIA – Woodland can party like it’s 2007 all over again.

For the second time in three years, the Hawks spikers are Naugatuck Valley League champions, as the Black and Gold beat top-seeded Kennedy, 3-1 (25-16, 27-25, 9-25, 26-24), in Thursday’s title game at Ansonia High.

After dominating the first game, the Hawks trailed by as many as six points late in game two. But Woodland steadily climbed out of the deficit and eventually took a 23-22 lead on the strength of senior Steph Badale’s five-point service run. The teams traded the next six points, each facing a game point at one point, until an epic rally featuring 25 exchanges of the ball ended when senior Emily Hutvagner found the center of the Kennedy floor for the kill.

Hounds spikers advance to NVL semifinal

WATERBURY — It was a trick-or-treat match for the Naugatuck volleyball team on Halloween. It ended with treats and a trip to the Naugatuck Valley League tournament semifinals. The Greyhounds…

NVL volleyball tourney schedule released

The Naugatuck Valley League released its first-round volleyball tournament schedule Thursday morning. All games will be played Saturday, Oct. 31. At Seymour High School 1 p.m. (3) Woodland vs. (6)…

Close, but no Brass for Woodland spikers

SEYMOUR – What a match. The de facto Naugatuck Valley League Brass Division championship in Seymour Wednesday night between Woodland and the Wildcats was everything a title match should be—thrilling,…

Naugy spikers stumble against Cross

WATERBURY — The Naugatuck volleyball team came into the Holy Cross gym on Monday night with a 10-3 record on the strength of a four-game winning streak. The Crusaders stood…

Star Gazing: Woodland setter Jess Patrizi

On the Court: Woodland junior setter Jess Patrizi has been a key force in leading her Hawks to a three-way tie atop the Naugatuck Valley League with a 10-1 overall…

Dig Pink Night celebrates survivors


The Naugatuck volleyball team provides a platform for breast cancer survivors and helps raise money for those battling the disease.