Girls volleyball: Jonathan Law advances in Class L

The Jonathan Law girls volleyball team earned a Thursday night trip to Avon with a 3-1 CIAC Class L first-round win over Masuk of Monroe.

The No. 11 seed Eagles needed a fourth-set 28-26 win over the Panthers, who were seeded 22nd, to seal the match and bring their record to 16-7.

Law will meet an Avon team which is the tournament’s No. 6 seed. Avon (16-5) defeated Lyman Hall of Wallingford, 3-0, also on Monday night.

Senior Kristin Frank hit the winning kill for the Eagles, who also won games one and two by respective 25-13 and 25-19 scores.

Masuk (9-12) kept it hopes alive with a 25-20 victory in the third set.

Angela Sciuto led the Eagles with 13 kills and 13 digs.

Frank had 41 assists and 10 digs.

Frank had 41 assists and 10 digs.

Cassidy Boath had 21 digs.Colleen Goodwin had seven kills and three blocks.

"I think these kids passion for the game and determination got them through that fourth game," said Law coach Stacy Loch. "Masuk never quit. They kept coming at us. I'm happy that we wrapped it up in four sets."

It's the first time that Law has made the state tournament since 2013. The Eagles haven't advanced past the first round since 2010 when they reached the semifinals.