Connecticut Boys Division 2 Top 10
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Six Division 2 teams came through the first week of the 2019-20 season unscathed, including the top three teams from the preseason rankings.
It wasn’t always easy, particularly for #1 Branford. The defending state champion Hornets needed overtime to beat Glastonbury in their opener before beating Woodstock Academy on Saturday.
#2 WMRP had a much easier time of it, outscoring Eastern Connecticut and Newington by a combined 10-1.
#3 Cheshire rolled past Conard (7-4) before edging to a 3-2 victory against Lyman Hall/H-K/Coginchaug.
The first mover of the week is #4 Westhill-Stamford, up one spot off wins against North Branford and North Haven. Despite the opening loss in the rematch of last year’s Division 2 final, Glastonbury showed its mettle and bounced back with a victory against East Catholic, good for a move up two spots to #5.
The biggest jump goes to Daniel Hand, which hasn’t missed a beat since moving into Div. 2. The #6 Tigers beat Amity and New Milford, then pulled out a thrilling last-second comeback to edge Rhode Island power Mount St. Charles in overtime Sunday.
Eastern Connecticut remains in the rankings at #7, its lone loss coming to WMRP.
Among the new teams to the rankings are #8 Trumbull and #9 Watertown-Pomperaug. Trumbull won last week’s head-to-head meeting (7-2), but W-P did beat North Branford. #10 North Haven also enters with a split, including a victory against Lyman Hall/H-K/Coginchaug.