Even before teams take on the monumental task of trying to topple the Elwood/John Glenn High School girls volleyball team, they are reminded of how difficult it would be.
Beyond the fact the Knights are 11-0 this season, the walls of the Northport school’s gymnasium are plastered with 28 championship banners commemorating teams that have captured league, Suffolk County and New York State championships. READ
Apparently, first impressions don’t mean a darn thing in volleyball. Nor do second, third and fourth impressions, for that matter.
In this sport, momentum is a fragile, fickle thing that can come and go with each serve.
That was the case in Wednesday’s Suffolk County League VII girls match between Shoreham-Wading River and Mount Sinai. What started out looking like it would be an easy three-setter for SWR, turned into an exhausting five-setter in which the total points were virtually identical (118-116 in SWR’s favor) and no set was decided by more than four points. READ
The Riverhead High School girls volleyball team may not be quite ready yet to measure its progress by wins and losses, but that long-awaited win on Friday sure felt good.
“It’s our first win in my whole entire time on varsity,” senior setter Coco Wharton said of the four-set, non-league victory over visiting Hampton Bays. “It was amazing.” READ
Rose Horton has traded in Bishop McGann-Mercy green for Riverhead blue, and now the Blue Waves’ new girls volleyball coach has her work cut out for her.
The challenge stands in the form of taking over a team that went 0-14 last year, won only once in the past two years and has a 3-38 record over the last three seasons. READ
Adversity was no stranger to the Bishop McGann-Mercy girls volleyball team this year. And it was adversity on multiple fronts. READ
Talk about scary stuff.
How about having to play Kings Park, one of the scariest high school girls volleyball teams on Long Island — on Halloween, no less? READ
Now the Shoreham-Wading River High School girls volleyball team can breathe a little bit easier.
What may be the longest road trip in Suffolk County high school sports continues.
The Bishop McGann-Mercy girls volleyball team is a team without a home. Because of work being done in Mercy’s gym, the Monarchs haven’t been able to use it at all for practices or matches this season. READ