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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

marie-philipMarie Philip 3 Landmark School 0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-20)

Landmark School visited us for a Independent Girls' Conference (IGC) rematch. The Vikings started all three sets with small leads, but our Lady Ghosts focused on improving individual skills, better teamwork, and having more fun with each other between serves. We were firing in all cylinders today and were able to overtake Landmark in all three sets. We have swept the season series with the Vikings and our league record now stands at 6-2. (Contributed by Head Coach Richard Knopf)

Zora Elliott-Mendelsohn: 1 ace, 4 kills, 16 assists, 1 dig
Shayla Rochette: 5 aces, 4 kills, 3 assists, 3 digs
Christine Vargas: 1 ace, 1 kill, 1 assist
Sabrina Rodrigues: 6 aces, 4 kills, 5 digs
Norma Aldana: 2 aces, 8 kills
Samantha Fernsebner: 1 kill
Rita Child: 1 assist

riversideSherman Indian 3 Riverside 2 (25-16, 25-19, 14-25, 19-25, 15-13)

Riverside’s rally against league-foe Sherman Indian fell short as they came back from a 2-0 hole after the first two sets but were not able to close out in the final set losing 15-13. Hannah Metzner had 14 digs and eight aces for Riverside while Scarlet Watters passed out 17 assists with six aces.

Kills: Alexandra Monge 9, Serenity Fry 6, Hannah Weiss 6, Team Total 29.
Aces: Hannah Metzner 8, Scarlett Watters 6, Team Total 22.
Blocks: Serenity Fry 1, Alexandra Monge 1, Team Total 2.
Digs: Hannah Metzner 14, Scarlet Watters 8, Team Total 49.
Assists: Scarlet Watters 17, Alexandra Monge 4, Team Total 28.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

stmarysRochester 3 St. Mary's 0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-10)

The Lady Bison faced off against the Rochester Wildcats in a pretty competitive game. We played against this team earlier in the season as a much “greener” team, but the girls made it obvious they’ve got some skill being developed. The Lady Bison lost three straight sets in some of the closest games we’ve played yet. Cameron Cole stepped up with four aces and two attacks at the net. Elise Watson and Kioney Alvira-Juardo each helped throughout the game with passing and keeping the ball in play. Everyone is still working to improve and their effort truly does show in their performance. Who knows the next time we face RSD maybe we will come out on top. (Contributed by Head Coach Wendy Chuba)

new-yorkNew York @ SpikeOut Division 2 Volleyball Tournament

New York School for the Deaf’s volleyball team travelled to Maryland School for the Deaf in beautiful Frederick, Maryland for Spike Out XIX tournament. Twelve Deaf schools were part of this exciting tournament and they were divided into two divisions for this tournament. Fanwood’s volleyball team was part of Division II along with Lexington School for the Deaf, Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Michigan School for the Deaf, Rochester School for the Deaf, Marie Philip School.

We started the tournament with round robin matches to determine the bracket seeding. We lost all five games against five different schools. Fanwood’s team ended up with a #6 seed. It was new experience for our players because the gym was full of high-energy fans! On Friday night, all of schools went to Hood College in Frederick where we had an opportunity to watch Gallaudet University’s volleyball play against Hood. The players were inspired by this game. After the volleyball game, we watched Maryland School for the Deaf’s football game. Some of Fanwood’s girls have never watch a Deaf football team playing before.

We started the bracket tournament against Rochester School for the Deaf but we lost to them 2-0, (25-9, 25-17). Anjel and Alora each earned a kill. As a team, the players earned 19 serving points. It was a frustrating game for some of players but they continue to develop their skills.

Next game, we played against Michigan School for the Deaf. It was very exciting game. The players showed their true skills and played very well especially with their passing skills. We lost the game against them 2-0, (25-16, 25-23). Coach Morris was very satisfied with this game because they played with their hearts. As a result, Fanwood’s volleyball placed 6th for Division II. Anjel earned five serving points and two kills. Alora earned 10 serving points, two kills, and a block. Leslie Ramirez and Silmara each earned one assist. In the end of tournament, we won sportsmanship award for Division II.

The players left Frederick, Maryland with a positive experience and fond memories. They were very sad that tournament had ended. Even thought we placed 6th for Division II but the players learned so much and had a lot of fun. Also, they had wonderful opportunity meeting many old friends & new friends. Maryland School for the Deaf, thank you for being a wonderful host. (Contributed by Head Coach Kandace Morris)