Connecticut Division 2 Poll
What do you believe? Do you put your faith in the big wins, the unexpected victories? Do you lean to the losses that similarly leave you scratching your head? Do you fall in between? Wait for more evidence? Mumble “they’re kids”? Steal the joke from the webcomic xkcd and say it’s a new set of data from a weighted random number generator?
This is a long-winded way of whispering “for crying out loud, Fairfield,” while leaving the Mustangs at the top of the HNIB News Connecticut Division II rankings after a rough loss to a Division III — and granted, a very good Division III, but nonetheless — Westhill/Stamford team this week.
No. 2 South Windsor beat Division III BCR and fell 4-2 to Division I Xavier. It’ll briefly be back in Division II against Milford on Tuesday before closing with four Division I teams in a row. No. 3 Conard just finished six Division I games out of seven with a couple of losses this week.
Conard will get a crack Saturday at No. 4 North Branford, the hottest team in the division with seven consecutive wins. The Thunderbirds bested No. 7 Guilford, New Milford and No. 10 East Haven.
No. 6 Hand defeated Milford this week, while Guilford also defeated No. 8 North Haven, which has dropped three out of five after a good start. North Haven will get a rematch with Guilford on Thursday.
While New Milford’s win over Cheshire was an eye-opener, it was nothing compared to East Haven’s overtime win over Hamden on a Joe Aloi goal. The Yellowjackets face a couple of Division III teams this week with a chance to build some momentum.