NVL and state tourney updates (as of 2:30 p.m., Nov. 4)

Last weekend’s wicked nor’easter and the subsequent widespread power outages continued to wreak havoc on the Naugatuck Valley League and now the CIAC state tournaments. The NVL athletic directors met Wednesday to change the tournament schedule while the CIAC decided to adjust its schedules on Thursday. The following are updated schedules as of 8 p.m. on Nov. 3 for both NVL and state postseason play (as well as NVL football regular-season schedule updates).

Swimming and Diving
The NVL diving finals, originally set for Thursday, have been moved to Saturday at 10 a.m. at Kennedy High. The NVL swimming time trials have been cancelled once and for all, so the NVL swimming finals will be timed finals on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Kennedy.

NVL Diving Finals: Saturday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m., Kennedy High
NVL Swimming Finals (Timed): Saturday, Nov. 5, 4 p.m., Kennedy High

The state meets are still on as scheduled, with Woodland competing in Class S and Naugatuck in Class L. The Class S diving finals will be Nov. 10 at Plainville High while the Class L diving finals are currently TBA. The State Open for diving will be Nov. 18 at Hamden High. The Class S swimming trials will be Nov. 12 at Plainville High while the Class L swimming trials will be Nov. 12 at Masuk High. The Class S swimming finals will be Nov. 15 while the Class L swimming finals will be Nov. 16, both at Wesleyan University.

Volleyball
The NVL volleyball quarterfinals are now on Friday while the semifinals and final will both be on Saturday. On Friday, No. 1 Woodland faces No. 8 Torrington at 6 p.m. at Kennedy while No. 7 Naugatuck meets No. 2 Seymour at 6 p.m. at Seymour. The semifinals will be Saturday at Wilby High. The winner of the Woodland-Torrington match will face either Kennedy or Wolcott at noon, while the winner of the Naugatuck-Seymour match will take on either Holy Cross or Ansonia at 10 a.m. The final is now rescheduled for Monday at Wilby at 6 p.m.

Quarterfinal 1: No. 4 Kennedy vs. No. 5 Wolcott: Friday, Nov. 4, 4 p.m., Kennedy High
Quarterfinal 2
: No. 1 Woodland vs. No. 8 Torrington: Friday, Nov. 4, 6 p.m., Kennedy High
Quarterfinal 3: No. 3 Holy Cross vs. No. 6 Ansonia: Friday, Nov. 4, 4 p.m., Seymour High
Quarterfinal 4: No. 2 Seymour vs. No. 7 Naugatuck: Friday, Nov. 4,  6 p.m., Seymour High
Semifinal 1: Seymour/Naugatuck vs. Holy Cross/Ansonia: Saturday, Nov. 5, 1 p.m., Wilby High
Semifinal 2: Woodland/Torrington vs. Kennedy/Wolcott: Saturday, Nov. 5, 3 p.m., Wilby High
Consolation: Loser Semifinal 1 vs. Loser Semifinal 2: Monday, Nov. 7, 4 p.m., Wilby High
Final: Winner Semifinal 1 vs. Winner Semifinal 2: Monday, Nov. 7, 6 p.m., Wilby High

The state tournaments have been delayed until next Thursday. Naugatuck will be approximately the No. 19 seed in Class L and will be on the road for its first-round game on Nov. 10 while Woodland will be the No. 1 seed in Class M and will likely earn a first-round bye, with its first match coming at home in the second round on Nov. 12.

Boys Soccer
The NVL boys soccer quarterfinals will now be on Friday with games at Municipal Stadium and Watertown High. No. 1 Woodland will face No. 8 St. Paul at 7 p.m. at Watertown while No. 4 Naugatuck will take on No. 5 Ansonia at 3 p.m. at Municipal Stadium. The semifinals will be played Saturday at Municipal Stadium. The winner of the Woodland-St. Paul game will take on the winner of the Naugatuck-Ansonia game at noon, which follows the earlier semifinal to be played at 10 a.m. The final has been rescheduled for Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Municipal Stadium.

Quarterfinal 1: No. 3 Watertown vs. No. 6 Wilby: Friday, Nov. 4, 1 p.m., Watertown High
Quarterfinal 2
: No. 4 Naugatuck vs. No. 5 Ansonia: Friday, Nov. 4, 3 p.m., Municipal Stadium
Quarterfinal 3: No. 2 Holy Cross vs. No. 7 Crosby: Friday, Nov. 4, 5 p.m., Municipal Stadium
Quarterfinal 4: No. 1 Woodland vs. No. 8 St. Paul: Friday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m., Watertown High
Semifinal 1: Holy Cross/Crosby vs. Watertown/Wilby: Saturday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m., Municipal Stadium
Semifinal 2: Woodland/St. Paul vs. Naugatuck/Ansonia: Saturday, Nov. 5, 12 p.m., Municipal Stadium
Final: Winner Semifinal 1 vs. Winner Semifinal 2: Tuesday, Nov. 8, 5 p.m., Municipal Stadium

The state tournaments have been rescheduled to start Nov. 11. Naugatuck will be approximately the No. 13 seed in Class L and should host a first-round game on Nov. 11. Woodland will be the No. 1 seed in Class M and will likely earn a first-round bye, with its first game coming at home in the second round on Nov. 14.

Girls Soccer
The NVL girls soccer quarterfinals will also be on Friday with games at Municipal Stadium and Watertown High. No. 2 Naugatuck will face No. 7 Ansonia at 1 p.m. at Municipal Stadium while No. 3 Woodland will take on No. 6 Wolcott at 3 p.m. at Watertown. The semifinals will be played Saturday at Watertown. The winner of the Naugatuck-Ansonia game will face the winner of the Woodland-Wolcott game at 2 p.m. before the other semifinal at 4 p.m. The final has been rescheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Municipal Stadium.

Quarterfinal 1: No. 2 Naugatuck vs. No. 7 Ansonia: Friday, Nov. 4, 1 p.m., Municipal Stadium
Quarterfinal 2
: No. 3 Woodland vs. No. 6 Wolcott: Friday, Nov. 4, 3 p.m., Watertown High
Quarterfinal 3: No. 1 Watertown vs. No. 8 Seymour: Friday, Nov. 4, 5 p.m., Watertown High
Quarterfinal 4: No. 4 Torrington vs. No. 5 Holy Cross: Friday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m., Municipal Stadium
Semifinal 1: Naugatuck/Ansonia vs. Woodland/Wolcott: Saturday, Nov. 5, 2 p.m., Watertown High
Semifinal 2: Watertown/Seymour vs. Torrington/Holy Cross: Saturday, Nov. 5, 4 p.m., Watertown High
Final: Winner Semifinal 1 vs. Winner Semifinal 2: Tuesday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m., Municipal Stadium

The state tournaments have been delayed until Nov. 10. Naugatuck will be approximately the No. 10 seed in Class LL and will host a first-round game on Nov. 10. Woodland will be approximately the No. 10 seed in Class M and will also host a first-round game on Nov. 10.

Cross Country
The State Open is still scheduled for Nov. 8 at Hammonasset State Park in Madison. The Naugatuck boys qualified for this event as a team and will compete after the three remaining class races have finished. Those times will be compared to the State Open race times to determine the State Open results. The New England championships will be on Nov. 12 in Rhode Island.

Football
Due to both the power outages and to accommodate the NVL soccer tournaments, both the Woodland-Holy Cross and Naugatuck-Watertown football games have been rescheduled. Woodland will now meet Holy Cross on Monday at 7 p.m. at Municipal Stadium while Naugatuck will travel to Watertown on Monday at 6 p.m.

Citizen’s News will post more updates to these schedules as they are made. State tournament pairings will be released Wednesday, Nov. 9, and will be posted here immediately following their release.