Life in the CHSAA has been an adjustment for Kennedy.
After winning their first Section 1 title in program history last season, the Gaels have seen a distinct change in competition since moving to the Catholic league.
Kennedy finally had its first somewhat competitive match on Saturday, defeating Mary Louis Academy 25-12, 25-14, 25-18 after two blowout victories to start the season.
Kelly Gallagher, who finished with 28 assists, opened the match with a 15-0 run while serving. Caroline Erb and Blair Lenzi added 14 and 11 kills, respectively.
While Kennedy appealed its revoked “Friends and Neighbors” status by the section, the Gaels couldn’t add any Section 1 matches for this season, leaving just matches in their CHSAA league.
Kennedy has outscored its competition 150-34 in two conference matches this season, including a 25-2 win in the second game of Friday’s match against Aquinas. The Gaels have yet to allow more than seven points in a game to a league opponent.
“Life throws a lot of different things at you. You just have to react and adjust,” Kennedy coach Ellen Casey said. “I tell my team, ‘Don’t let the other team dictate our level of play.’ ”
Best of the rest: Ciara Regan had seven aces in Holy Child’s 25-18, 25-8, 25-8 win over Marymount.
Saturday, September 14
Kennedy 3, Mary Louis Academy 0
Holy Child 3, Marymount 0
Zacchio’s prediction record this season: 43-14