Bristol Central girls’ volleyball beats Eastern for first time since 1994

The streak is over.

After 56 straight losses dating back to 1994, Bristol Central girls’ volleyball finally got the better of their counterparts from Bristol Eastern, 3-0, on Monday night in the Charles C. Marsh Gymnasium.

“The streak ends tonight in the Pepperdome with a 3-0 victory over BE!” read a tweet from the BC volleyball account.

Pepperdome refers to current Central head coach Lance Pepper, who has helped turn the Ram program into a consistent winner.

Central won by set scores of 25-23, 25-20 and 25-18 over Eastern. The Rams improved to 13-5 while the Lancers fell to 10-7. When the final point occurred in the third set, the Central girls and their supportive student section erupted in celebration. Check out the Twitter accounts of BC photos (@BCFlickr) and principal Pete Wininger (@BCHSprincipal) for videos of the celebration.

Central plays its final regular season home match Wednesday against nonconference opponent North Haven at 6:30 p.m. The Rams close the regular season at Conard on Thursday at 5 p.m.

Eastern’s regular season ends Wednesday against nonconference foe Fitch-Groton at 6 p.m.

PHOTO CAPTION: The final score of a set can say it all. The 25-18 third set clinched Bristol Central girls’ volleyball’s first win over Bristol Eastern since 1994. (Photo credit: Pete Wininger via Twitter)