On Wednesday when Hen Hud visited Haldane, the Blue Devils’ gym was decked out with streamers, pictures on the wall and other blue and white décor to commemorate senior night.
After a 25-19 loss in the first set the fans were a bit quiet, but the Blue Devils managed to come alive in the second set with a 25-21 win as fans started to pack the gymnasium.
For Haldane coach Melissa Rossano, her team’s eagerness to earn a win on senior night at home helped them pick up a 3-1 victory over the Sailors.
“The nerves got them the first game because there were a lot of unforced errors,” Rossano said. “They were out for a win though and they really came together to get it.”
Kelly Vahos had 21 kills, 14 digs, seven blocks and two aces for Haldane in the 19-25, 25-21, 25-17, 27-25 win.
Senior Katie Cunningham had a standout performance with 12 kills, 14 digs and three aces. The other Haldane seniors include Sara Chirico, Maya Curto and Shauna Ricketts.
The Blue Devils showed resilience in the final set and overcame a net call that Vahos picked up as she continued her aggressive play.
“The refs made the right call and it turned into a 24-24 match so we had to come back and win,” Rossano said. “The girls never gave up and they showed their desire and fight.”
Best of the rest: Morgan Rollins had nine kills for Holy Child in a 24-26, 25-16, 25-19, 25-21 win against St. Lukes. … Kelly Connolly had five kills, five aces and five digs for Tappan Zee in a 25-16, 25-23, 25-19 win against Nanuet. … Kristen Sweeney had 14 kills and eight digs in host Yorktown’s 25-17, 25-9, 25-17 win over Mahopac. … Madison Strippoli and Kiera Schaindlin each had 10 kills for Ossining in a 25-11, 25-11, 25-14 win over Keio. … Jessie Moore and Samantha Viger each had 17 kills for Rye in a 25-15, 28-30, 25-11, 24-26, 25-15 over Croton-Harmon. … Marianna Dallow had 14 kills for Maria Regina in a 19-25, 19-25, 25-20, 25-20, 25-11 win over Christ the King. …Emily Tomlinson had eight kills and eight digs for Fox Lane in a 25-14, 25-19, 25-23 win over Harrison. … Meagan Scanlon had eight kills for Byram Hills in a 25-7, 25-16, 25-16 victory over Pleasantville.
Lakeland 3, Brewster 0
Yorktown 3, Mahopac 0
Tappan Zee 3, Nanuet 0
Byram Hills 3, Pleasantville 0
Fox Lane 3, Harrison 0
Briarcliff 3, Port Chester 0
Rye 3, Croton-Harmon 2
Maria Regina 3, Christ the King 2
Ossining 3, Keio 0
Woodlands 3, Hamilton 0
Holy Child 3, St. Lukes 1
Haldane 3, Hen Hud 1
Zacchio’s prediction record today: 8-2
Zacchio’s prediction record this season: 184-46