Bristol Eastern won its first title since winning back to back titles in 2005 and 2006. The third-seeded Lancers beat No. 2 RHAM-Hebron, 3-1, in the Class L semifinal and No. 4 East Lyme 3-0 (25-12, 25-21, 25-20) for the championship. Senior Karissa Smith was named MVP. Bristol Eastern finished 23-1 and its only loss was to Coventry.
Cheshire, led by Amanda Palladino's 18 kills and 12 blocks, beat Fairfield Ludlowe in a five-set semifinal match in Class LL to advance to ninth state title game. The Rams finished 21-2.
Woodland-Beacon Falls and Ledyard were both making first appearances in a state final in Class M and Ledyard, the third seed, won 3-0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-20). Kylie Fustini was the MVP for Ledyard.