Streak ends for Wrecker spikers
Talk about an upset special. No one saw it coming but the clock struck midnight for the Staples boys volleyball team's dynasty on Friday in the Class L finals. Top-seeded Staples saw its streak of 101 straight wins and four straight Class L titles come to a surprising end in a 3-2 (10-25, 28-26, 25-23, 19-25, 15-11) loss to second-seeded Southington at Conard High School. The Wreckers lost despite outscoring the new champs, 110-97. Southington closed out the year at 22-1. Staples ended the year at 21-1. Senior captains Tom Prenderville (24 kills, three blcoks, six service points, 10 digs) and Mikey Fitzgerald (10 kills, 21 assists, four blocks, seven service points, 17 digs).