Two of East Haven High School's fall teams – girls' soccer and volleyball – extended the 2012 fall season past the regular season by earning a berth in the state tournament.
The girls' soccer team's 5-8-3 regular-season record earned the Yellow Jackets the No. 28 seed in the Class M State Tournament, forcing them on the road to take on fifth-seeded Tolland (13-2-1).
Despite a solid effort, East Haven lost to Tolland 3-2. The Yellow Jackets' proved their offensive strength as Tolland only allowed two goals in two games during the regular season – a 3-2 win over Rocky Hill on Sept. 28 and a 2-1 loss to RHAM on Oct. 12. Tolland shut out its opponent in eight games and had five games that it only allowed one goal.
In the Class M volleyball state tournament, East Haven was the No. 10 seed with a 12-6 regular-season record.
The Yellow Jackets hosted 23rd-seeded Ansonia (7-10) in the first round on Nov. 9. East Haven took a commanding 25-9, 25-16, 25-14 victory to advance to the second round.
The next day, East Haven traveled to seventh-seeded Rocky Hill High School. Despite some close games, Rocky Hill took the win 25-22, 25-16, 25-19 to end the Yellow Jackets' season.
The fall season isn't over yet, though, as the 1-7 football team has two more games left to play in 2012. East Haven will host Wilbur Cross – which also stands at 1-7 this season – on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. before taking on Branford (4-4) in the annual Thanksgiving Day showdown at 10:30 a.m. at EHHS.