Here’s the nightly lede, plus more results we received tonight:
By Mike Zacchio
Unlike last season when Clarkstown South won the majority of its matches to start the season via sweep, the Vikings were pushed to the limit Tuesday night against Warwick, but managed to squeeze out a 25-19, 15-25, 25-17, 17-25, 25-21 win in their opener.
Junior Barbara Kapustin recorded a triple-double with 20 kills, 18 digs and 14 assists. The 6-foot-1 middle also had seven blocks. Fellow junior Annie Singh had a match-high 25 kills. Singh also had 11 digs, six aces and four blocks.
The reigning Class AA section and regional champs went on a 10-2 run to close out the match, which was the first win as a full-time head coach for Paul Bacsardi.
Bacsardi, who had served as an assistant to former Vikings coach John Pardy for the past 15 seasons, won nine games as an interim coach while Pardy was out on medical leave.
“It’s huge,” Bacsardi said. “I knew it would be a challenge, especially with Nastasia (Kapustin) out. A lot of the younger players had to step up.”
Nastasia Kapustin (right), Barbara’s twin sister, is nursing a bum ankle and is currently day-to-day, according to Bacsardi.
Best of the rest: Sara White had six kills and seven aces in Fox Lane’s 25-20, 25-21, 26-24 sweep of Byram Hills. … Halle Lukasiewicz had 10 aces and 11 assists in Edgemont’s 25-18, 25-15, 19-25, 25-19 victory over Rye Neck. … Tappan Zee swept Brewster, handily, 25-7, 25-6, 25-13.
Zacchio’s prediction record today: 2-1
Zacchio’s prediction record this year: 2-1
Photo credit: Seth Harrison/The Journal News