Tournament update


Naugatuck Valley League tournaments will continue tonight and tomorrow tonight with semifinal action.

No. 6 Woodland will take on No. 2 Torrington tonight in the semifinals of the NVL volleyball tournament at 5 p.m. at Kennedy High School.

Woodland defeated No. 3 Naugatuck, 3-2 (12-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-20, 15-13), in the first round Saturday at Naugatuck High.

Fatima Kahlid had 40 assists and 25 digs for the Hawks, who beat Naugatuck for the first time in three matches this season. Alyssa Lukeski had 13 kills and 14 digs, Steph Krebbs had 12 kills and 21 digs, and Julia Swiatek had 10 kills and 16 digs.

Torrington got by No. 7 Oxford, 3-2.

The Woodland-Torrington winner will face the winner of the second semifinal match between No. 1 Seymour and No. 4 Wolcott in the final on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Crosby High School.

The NVL boys and girls soccer tournaments got underway Saturday, but soccer fans will have to wait another day for the semifinals, which were pushed back from tonight to Tuesday because of the weather.

On the boys side, top-seeded Naugatuck — the four-time defending champs — knocked off No. 8 Torrington, 1-0, in the first round on Saturday on a goal from Jay Barth. Aren Seeger made five saves for Naugatuck.

The Greyhounds will play will play No. 5 Ansonia in the semifinals Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Municipal Stadium in Waterbury.

Ansonia got by No. 4 Woodland, 1-0, in the first round of the tourney.

The Naugatuck-Ansonia winner will face the winner of the other semifinal match between No. 2 Watertown and No. 3 Seymour in the final, which was also pushed back a day, on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Seymour High School.

The No. 1 Woodland girls are in the NVL semifinals again after dispatching of No. 8 Seymour, 7-1, on Saturday. Megen Sirowich had three goals to lead the Hawks. Haley Andrews, Julia Casimiro, Jill Barbarito and Shannon Pruzinsky each scored, and Alanna Carasone made six saves in net.

Woodland will play No. 5 St. Paul Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Torrington High School. The winner will face either No. 2 Holy Cross or No. 3 Watertown in the final at 5 p.m. Thursday at Seymour High.

No. 4 Naugatuck fell to St. Paul, 3-2, in the first round. Angelina Oliveria and Alyana Sosa scored for Naugatuck, and Sydney O’Donnell made five saves.