Girls volleyball: Trumbull Eagles lose to Cheshire Rams

Trumbull's Ally Nielsen set 41 winners.
Trumbull's Ally Nielsen set 41 winners.

For the second year in a row, the Trumbull High girls volleyball team lost to Cheshire High in the second round of the CIAC Class LL girls state tournament.

The No. 11 seed Eagles saw their season closed out by the No. 6 seed Rams in a four-set (24-26, 25-12, 25-21, 25-23) match played at Cheshire on Thursday.

Last year, the Eagles lost, 3-0.

"This is the most wins (16) that any one of my teams have had in the seven years that I've coached at Trumbull," Tamara DeBerry said. "We got off to such a good start tonight. After that, I think they made the right adjustments and we had a difficult time handling them at the net."

Down 16-12 in the fourth and deciding set, the Eagles rallied, and after a 11-7 run, had closed it to 23-all before the Rams took the final two points and the match.

Senior Liv Borski led the Eagles with 12 kills along with six digs.

Imani Bell added 10 kills and had two blocked shots.

Team setter, Ally Nielsen had 32 assists, 10 digs and four service aces.

Trumbull wound up its season with a 16-7 record.

For Cheshire, now 18-4 and headed to a Saturday night quarterfinal round match with No. 3 seed Stamford High, Molly Michaud and Lindsey Abramson had 12 kills each.