Friday was one of those days when you ask yourself why any sporting event not contested under a roof was allowed to occur.
Ah, those turf fields.
Yet, given the rate of rain on Friday, even those surfaces were sorely taxed.
Area teams, too. Four played outdoor events and, well, you be the judge:
*Southington and Sheehan field hockey along with Cheshire girls soccer all lost;
*Wilcox Tech girls soccer, an outfit averaging four goals a game, failed to score, but at least earned a tie.
Volleyball teams had no such concerns, of course, but still came away with mixed results on the road.
Here’s the full rundown from the final Friday of September.
Conard 3, Southington 0: After falling behind 3-0 in the first quarter, the Lady Knights found stability, but couldn’t cash in on their scoring chances.
With the CCC crossover loss in West Hartford, Southington fell to 1-6.
Conard improved to 4-2-1 behind two goals from Grace Piccioli, one from Freja Morris and two saves from Lily Grose.
Addie Lasek had three stops for SHS.
Daniel Hand 7, Sheehan 1: A five-game winning and five-game shutout streak for the Titans came to an end in Madison.
Sheehan is 5-2, Hand 7-0.
Daniel Hand 2, Cheshire 0: A pair of first-half goals, including one in the final minute, carried the Tigers past the Rams in a SCC crossover at the Surf Club.
Hand improved to 7-1 and knocked CHS to 5-2-1. The Rams host rival Amity on Monday at 6 p.m.
Wilcox Tech 0, Abbott Tech 0: Like Cheshire, the Wildcats close September at 5-2-1 after playing to the CTC draw in Danbury.
Azayla Yearwood had eight saves in the Wilcox net against the Wolverines (3-1-2).
Southington 3, Farmington 1: The Blue Knights captured a tightly contested opening set 26-24 and, after dropping the second 25-18, pulled away with matching scores of 25-12 to post the CCC West verdict in Farmington.
It was a big win for Southington against a 6-2 club. The Blue Knights are 7-1 and rank No. 3 in the Class LL playoff points.
SHS came at Farmington from multiple directions via the hands of setter Megan Smith (30 assists). Etta Rocco racked up 10 kills, Cami Wessels whistled home eight and Katrina Possidento deposited seven.
Alyssa Ferreira again anchored the defense (13 digs). Paige Raines paced the service game (3 aces).
Berlin 3, Maloney 2: The Redcoats stand at 6-2 and the Spartans at 2-7 in the wake of this CCC South battle in Berlin.
Platt 3, Plainville 0: The Panthers head to October at 4-6 and riding a two-match win streak after the CCC South sweep of the Blue Devils (1-8) in Plainville.
Programming note: Tthe first Meriden rivalry match of the season between Platt and Maloney is Thursday, Oct. 5 at Platt at 6 p.m.
Wolcott Tech 3, WIlcox Tech 1: The Wildcats hit the halfway post at 3-7 following the CTC setback in Torrington.
Game scores were 25-16, 25-22, 19-25 and 25-16.
Gladys Rodriguez got to 15 digs on defense for Wilcox. She also served up six aces and put down four kills.
Sadie Vernon was active up front with four blocks and four kills. Setter Nilaika Galloza had six assists.