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SWC Tournament Action Begins Saturday

Published: October 26, 2017 at 12:00 am

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Newtown players, including Carlie Smith (No. 18) go for a loose ball during a win over Stratford on October 19.  The Nighthawks will begin postseason play at home on Saturday, October 28. (Bee Photo, Hutchison)
Newtown players, including Carlie Smith (No. 18) go for a loose ball during a win over Stratford on October 19. The Nighthawks will begin postseason play at home on Saturday, October 28. (Bee Photo, Hutchison)
Newtown High School's girls' and boys' soccer teams will host South-West Conference quarterfinal-round games, at Blue & Gold Stadium, on Saturday, October 28. The field hockey team will begin playoff action on the road, also on Saturday; the SWC swimming championships will take place at Masuk High in Monroe, also on Saturday; and the girls' volleyball team provides a return in action to Newtown High when the Nighthawks host a match Monday, October 30.

The SWC sets admission costs, and tickets for all games, available at the gates, are $8 for adults and $5 for students. Here are the seedings and schedules:

Girls' soccer: The No. 2 Nighthawks will host No. 7 Joel Barlow of Redding, at Blue & Gold Stadium, on Saturday, October 28, beginning at 4 pm. The winner advances to the Monday, October 30, semifinal round.

Boys' soccer: The No. 3 Nighthawks will take on No. 6 Pomperaug of Southbury, at Blue & Gold Stadium, on Saturday, October 28, beginning at 7 pm. Semifinals are set for Wednesday, November 1.

Field hockey: The No. 8 Nighthawks visit No. 1 Pomperaug, on Saturday, October 28, beginning at 5 pm. The semis are to take place on Monday, October 30.

Girls' swimming: The Nighthawks and their SWC rivals will be in the pool at Masuk High on Saturday, October 28, beginning at 3 pm. The diving competition took place on Wednesday, October 25.

Girls' volleyball: No. 2 Newtown will host No. 6 Brookfield on Monday, October 30, beginning at 4:30 pm. The semis will be played on Wednesday, November 1.

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