Trumbull Boys Volleyball Advance to CIAC State Championship

Ava Inesta ’22
EE Sports Reporter

After an already successful season with a record of 21-2, the Trumbull Boys Volleyball team has advanced to the CIAC Class L championship for the first time since 2002. Their matchup for the championship game is against the No. 1 Darien Blue Waves which will occur tonight, June 9th, 2022 at Pomperaug High School at 5:00.

So far in the state tournament, the Eagles have defeated No. 14 Norwalk, No. 11 Conard, and upset No. 2 Glastonbury on June 7th in the semifinals. 

The No. 3 Eagles will now face the undefeated Darien Blue Waves for a third time this season as they are a part of the FCIAC division as well. The only two losses the Eagles have this season are from Darien. One in the regular season and the other in the FCIAC championship game. 

In the semifinal game, the Eagles defeated the Glastonbury Tomahawks 3-1. The final scores of the four sets were 25-22, 19-25, 27-25, 25-19.

This win came from whole team efforts as every player had a role. Some valuable players include:

Ben Leeds (12): 8 digs, 2 kills

Brennan Cutter (11): 27 kills, 3 blocks

Matt Cherfane (11): 16 digs

Austin Ashby (11): 12 kills, 3 aces, 8 digs

Derek Ploski (11): 13 digs

Also of note is junior Kieran O’Sullivan who had 2 blocks and 13 kills, one including the game-winning kill. 

“It’s an awesome feeling knowing how hard we worked to have earned the opportunity to play for a state championship,” said senior Captain, Ben Leeds. “Playing in big games like this is something that we have looked forward to all season and we’re hoping to end it off with a win”. 

The Eagles will travel to a neutral site to play in their biggest game of the year and hope to bring the CIAC state champion title back to Trumbull.

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