The McGann-Mercy girls volleyball team lost 3-1 Thursday afternoon in a Class C out-bracket playoff match at home against Mattituck. The Tuckers, who are two-time defending Long Island champions, lost the first game before bouncing back and taking the next three.
The Monarchs won a dominant first game, 25-14. But the Tuckers took over from there, winning 25-12, 25-19, 25-13.
The Tuckers advance to play top-seeded Babylon Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. Mattituck lost both matches against Babylon this season 3-0.
Mercy had its final regular season match against Port Jefferson canceled because of the hurricane. The Monarchs would have needed to win that match in order to make the playoffs. But they were able to get in once the match couldn’t be played. Mercy finished the season 5-10.
Mattituck improved to 6-12.
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