Posts Tagged ‘ boys volleyball ’

Knights reach the finals; Young spikers charge into the championship game

June 18, 2014
By
Knights reach the finals; Young spikers charge into the championship game

By John Goralski Sports Writer Ridgefield funneled the offense to their 6-foot-5 center, and the Blue Knights countered with a make-shift block. The Tigers shifted the next pass through their outsides, and Southington’s blockers shifted back to meet the charge. On Thursday, June 12, Southington’s big man sat helplessly with his ankle wrapped on the…

Read more »

1 more game to go; Spikers still haven’t clinched CCC tourney

May 30, 2014
By
1 more game to go; Spikers still haven’t clinched CCC tourney

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington has just two losses in the regular season. Only one team in the conference can boast a better record—the team that accounted for both Blue Knight losses. The Blue Knight volleyball team has secured home field advantage in the upcoming Class L tournament with wins over Hand and Bulkeley,…

Read more »

Finally flipping the switch; Volleyball shifts their focus toward postseason fun

May 23, 2014
By
Finally flipping the switch; Volleyball shifts their focus toward postseason fun

By John Goralski Sports Writer Lou Gianacopolos had seen enough, so he motioned for a timeout and gathered his young team. “Just go out and play,” the coach said with a forced smile. “Just play to win the point…and have fun.” Just two days earlier, they fell to Newington for the second time this season.…

Read more »

Pieces of the Puzzle; Knights are building to the tourney

May 16, 2014
By
Pieces of the Puzzle; Knights are building to the tourney

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Lou Gianacopolos is approaching the season like a cross word enthusiast attacks the Sunday paper, and he’s been slowly chipping away at the answer. This week, the Knight coach learned a little more about his growing squad. They dispatched their first opponent easily. They rebounded from a win to…

Read more »

Learning from the loss; Newington game serves as a measuring stick

May 9, 2014
By
Learning from the loss; Newington game serves as a measuring stick

By John Goralski Sports Writer Trailing by four points in the final game of the series, Coach Lou Gianacopolos signaled for his second timeout. His volleyball team gathered on the court, but Gianacopolos slumped into his chair with the rest of his coaches. The boys were left to talk amongst themselves. Gianacopolos wasn’t giving up…

Read more »

There’s no time for practice; Volleyball sweeps through three games in three days

May 2, 2014
By
There’s no time for practice; Volleyball sweeps through three games in three days

By John Goralski Sports Writer With a 2-0 lead after two games, Blue Knight coach Lou Gianacopolos shuffled volleyball players in and out of the lineup like a Las Vegas blackjack dealer. There was no urgency in the game, but Gianacopolos was urgently shifting his rotation. With three games in as many days, Gianacopolos wasn’t…

Read more »

Boys Volleyball sweeps early road trip

April 26, 2014
By

By John Goralski Sports Writer Two weeks in, and the Knights have yet to lose a game. Two weeks in, and the Knights have yet to play at home. Southington swept past Bloomfield and Daniel Hand last week to improve to 3-0 in the early season. Now, the Knights will turn their sights to their…

Read more »

Finish what they started; New faces, same old championship goals

April 4, 2014
By

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Lou Gianacopolos still flinches when he’s asked about Southington’s loss in the state semifinals last spring. They were leading late in the game. They were one point from a championship berth, but somehow managed to fall. It has plagued his every thought for the past 10 months. “If you…

Read more »

Knights share CCC title; Comeback secures home court advantage

June 1, 2013
By
Knights share CCC title; Comeback secures home court advantage

By John Goralski Sports Writer At the end of the second game, Coach Lou Gianacopolos waved to get his setter’s attention and motioned to the net. “Did you see that?” he asked, and Alex Zajda shook his head. To fans in the Southing-ton gym, it looked like Glastonbury was just one game from sweeping the…

Read more »

The eyes have it; Knights close in on the conference title and home field advantage

May 24, 2013
By
The eyes have it; Knights close in on the conference title and home field advantage

By John Goralski Sports Writer A smile swept across the group of Knights as they watched Shelton warming up before the match on Wednesday, May 15. Coach Lou Gianacopolos said that the same thing happened in the early moments of Friday’s game against Farmington. It may look like the Knights are wasting valuable time when…

Read more »