State Tournament Draw Set; Staples Hosts West Haven

State tournament pairings were announced today, by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference.

Defending state champion Staples is seeded 5th in the LL (extra large schools) division — the exact same spot as last year.  Seedings are determined by regular season record; a .400 or better record is needed to qualify.  The Wreckers finished 13-2-1.

Their 1st opponent in the 32-team tournament is West Haven.  That match is set for Monday (Nov. 8), 2 p.m. at Staples’ Loeffler Field.

E.O. Smith-Storrs is (15-0-1) is 1st.  Norwalk (14-2-0) is 4th — the highest ranked FCIAC team.

For the 1st time in memory, there are no 1st-round matches involving FCIAC teams.  Other league qualifiers include Greenwich (9th), Ridgefield (18th), Trumbull (19th), Brien McMahon (20th), Westhill (22nd), Central (26th) and Danbury (30th).

The L (large schools) tournament includes Fairfield Warde (10th), Wilton (12th), New Canaan (19th) and Fairfield Ludlowe (28th).

Click here for the entire LL bracket.

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