Connecticut Division 2 Boys Poll
If you started this year as one of the teams to watch in Division II, the odds were pretty good that, come the last Sunday of 2013, you’d have (a) a .750 record, (b) a loss to No. 1 North Haven, or (c) some combination of the two.
The Indians were off to a quick start with a 7-4 win over Amity behind Vin Fasulo’s hat trick and Andrew Graziano’s 28 saves. They hadn’t slowed much since, beating Branford and Fairfield and losing only by a goal to a good Simsbury team.
North Haven was the only blemish in the first four for both No. 2 Branford and No. 3 Amity. Amity was the only loss for No. 4 East Catholic in that span. Branford did the same to No. 5 Hand.
Those five — last year’s state runners-up plus four of the Southern Connecticut Conference’s best — were all 3-1.
At 2-1: No. 6 New Milford, which had a tight loss to Hand after a tight win over N0. 7 Cheshire. The Rams beat No. 8 Guilford 7-4; Guilford started 0-3 before a win over Yarmouth, Maine.
No. 10 Trinity Catholic was one of two Division II teams unbeaten (BCR was the other), albeit just 2-0; the Crusaders beat Milford and Conard. No. 9 North Branford also had a win over Milford.