Local spikers fall in NVL quarterfinals

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Tayler Boncal and the Woodland volleyball team suffered their first loss of the season in the NVL tournament quarterfinals on Friday at Kennedy. RA ARCHIVE

The Naugatuck volleyball team wasn’t necessarily expected to win its Naugatuck Valley League tournament quarterfinal against Seymour. But Woodland was certainly supposed to prevail.

Instead, both local squads fell in Friday’s NVL quarterfinals and were knocked out of the tournament. The No. 7 Greyhounds lost to No. 2 Seymour at Seymour while No. 1 Woodland was upset by No. 8 Torrington at Kennedy. Both matches ended in straight sets.

The Hawks (18-1), who were unable to practice most of the week due to a power outage at the high school, were swept for their first loss of the season. The game scores were 25-23, 25-22, and 25-16.

The Greyhounds (8-11) lost to Seymour in straight sets as well. The game scores were 25-12, 25-11, and 25-13.

Both teams will open up state tournament play this week.