I’ve written a ton of game stories in my six years here, but my lede in last night’s gamer might very well be in my top five. (Hey, there’s a Sinatra reference in a high school volleyball match. C’mon, now.) The rest of the story isn’t bad, either.
Here are the roundups for Thursday, Sept. 22:
New Rochelle 3, Ursuline 0: Rachel Darius had 10 kills and six aces in a 25-23, 26-24, 26-24 win. Bella Clayton also had 10 kills for the Huguenots, who handed Ursuline its first loss of the season. The win also marks the first time that New Rochelle head coach Alyssa Patti, an Ursuline alumna and former player, defeated her alma mater since arriving in 2011. Katie McLoughlin had 11 kills for the Koalas in the loss.
Scarsdale 3, Mamaroneck 0: Annemarie Horn had six kills, 37 assists and seven digs in a 25-18, 25-20, 25-23 win. Sophie Fried added 16 kills and 12 digs for the Raiders. Scarsdale head coach Ann Marie Horn earned her 100th career victory with the win.
Nyack 3, North Rockland 0: Valerie Nilan had nine kills in a 25-14, 25-15, 25-18 win. Brenna Abplanalp added 26 assists for the Indians. Nicole Andreotti chipped in five kills and four aces. Madison Monahan had seven kills and 10 digs for the Red Raiders. Kaitlyn LaGrow and Kristen O’Connor each added six kills in the loss.
Kennedy 3, Maria Regina 0: Danni Kralik and Anna Santini each had six kills in a 25-20, 25-14, 25-17 win.
Horace Greeley 3, Port Chester 0: Alexis Cushman had six kills and nine digs in a 25-9, 25-16, 25-10 win. Meghan Curtis added 16 assists for the Quakers.
Yorktown 3, Ossining 0: Macey Drezek had 36 assists in a 25-23, 25-23, 25-16 win. Toni Fiore and Michelle Seger added 16 kills and 26 digs for the Huskers, respectively. Mychael Vernon tallied 19 kills for the Pride. Kelsey Quain added 27 assists in the loss.
Nanuet 3, Pearl River 1: Kayla Diaz had 20 kills in a 25-13, 17-25, 25-18, 25-14 win. Leanne Olson added six aces for the Golden Knights. Nicole Portington had nine kills for the Pirates. Olivia Doorley added eight kills in the loss.
Pelham 3, Ardsley 0: Olivia Johnson had 11 kills in a 25-23, 25-15, 25-17 win. Sydney Shotkoski added 23 assists for the Pelicans. Marie McNerney had 15 kills for the Panthers in the loss.
Rye 3, Byram Hills 1: Jaime Donnelly had 14 kills in a 20-25, 25-18, 25-10, 25-19 win. Taylor Kirkwood had 10 kills for the Bobcats in the loss.
Yonkers 3, Gorton 0: Destiny Alvarado had seven kills and five aces in the 25-7, 25-11, 25-19 win. Nicole Frascati added seven kills and 12 for the Bulldogs.
John Jay-East Fishkill 3, North Salem 0: Leah Feniger had three kills in a 25-20, 25-13, 25-19 loss.
Hen Hud 3, Peekskill 0: Callie Pidoriano put together a 10-point serving streak in the third set of the sweep, including four aces.
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Scoreboard for Thursday, Sept. 22:
Nyack 3, North Rockland 0
Ketcham 3, Carmel 0
Clarkstown North 3, Clarkstown South 0
New Rochelle 3, Ursuline 0
Pelham 3, Ardsley 0
Eastchester 3, Harrison 2
Arlington 3, Mahopac 1
Horace Greeley 3, Port Chester 0
Yorktown 3, Ossining 0
Nanuet 3, Pearl River 1
Rye 3, Byram Hills 1
Yonkers 3, Gorton 0
Scarsdale 3, Mamaroneck 0
Hen Hud 3, Peekskill 0
John Jay-East Fishkill 3, North Salem 0
Kennedy 3, Maria Regina 0
Zacchio’s prediction record last night: 13-2
Zacchio’s prediction record for the season: 123-24
Here’s the schedule for Friday, Sept. 23, plus my predictions. I’ll be covering football at Tappan Zee tonight.
Albertus Magnus at Tappan Zee, 4:15 p.m.
Rye at Rye Neck, 4:15 p.m.
Mamaroneck at Ursuline, 4:30 p.m.
Byram Hills at Harrison, 4:30 p.m.
Croton-Harmon at Pleasantville, 4:30 p.m.
Valhalla at Westlake, 4:30 p.m.
Palisade Prep at Hamilton, 4:30 p.m.
Eastchester at Edgemont, 4:30 p.m.
Keio at Scarsdale B, 4:30 p.m.
Briarcliff at Pelham, 4:30 p.m.
Nanuet vs. Hastings at Cochran Gym, 4:30 p.m.
Lincoln at Tuckahoe, 4:30 p.m.
Fox Lane at Panas, 4:30 p.m.
Beacon at Somers, 4:30 p.m.
Dobbs Ferry at Sleepy Hollow, 4:30 p.m.
Riverside vs. East Ramapo at Spring Valley, 4:30 p.m.
Lakeland at White Plains, 4:30 p.m.
New Rochelle at Irvington, 4:30 p.m.