(My colleague Jermaine Dennis handled the nightly volleyball roundup while I filed my Dobbs Ferry-Mamaroneck story. Below is the recap of what we received, although the “Best of the Rest” is shorter than usual; I will update the list to include a player from each match tomorrow morning/afternoon. Between the game story, editing the video recap from the match, and handling a breaking news item I just got minutes ago, it’s too much to do tonight.)
Eastchester overcame injury woes to win a breast cancer awareness match Thursday at Ursuline, 25-22, 25-19, 25-20.
Caroline Reid, a senior captain and talented libero for the Eagles, missed Thursday’s game due to a concussion suffered in Tuesday’s match against Ardsley.
Coming into the Thursday’s match, Eastchester coach Kathy DePippo wasn’t sure how her team would cope with losing Reid. But with the win, she was excited about how her team responded to the adverse situation.
“We had to really rely on the juniors to step up in order for us to get the win,” DePippo said. “The entire bench was used and every single person on the team contributed to the win.
“We really became a team tonight.”
Catherine Manning had 16 kills and seven digs. Ashley Petrone, Reid’s replacement, provided the team with a much needed seven digs. The team rallied around Petrone’s effort. After seeing the Eagles come together, DePippo realizes their potential going into the postseason.
“Knowing that we can put all these subs in and win is huge for us.” DePippo said. “This win was big and it will help us going into sectionals.”
Shannon McKeon had 21 kills for Ursuline.
(Editor’s note: Manning said that Lauren Heinzinger left today’s match with a possible concussion. I will keep you updated on Reid and Heinzinger’s progress over the next week.)
Best of the rest: Kristella Morina of Yonkers had 14 kills in the 25-8, 25-13, 25-9 win over visiting Roosevelt. … Nanuet’s Nia Diaz had 16 kills in a 25-15, 25-21, 25-9 win at Pearl River. … Mallery McFadden had 24 kills in Albertus Magnus’ 25-17, 25-11, 27-25 win over visiting Nyack. … Sabrina Perlleshi of Pleasantville had 17 kills, six digs and six assists in a 25-9, 25-15, 23-25, 25-12 win over visiting North Salem.
Thursday, October 17
Eastchester 3, Ursuline 0
Pleasantville 3, North Salem 1
Nanuet 3, Pearl River 0
Yonkers 3, Roosevelt 0
Saunders 3, Lincoln 1
Dobbs Ferry 3, Mamaroneck 1
North Rockland 3, East Ramapo 0
Albertus Magnus 3, Nyack 0
Harrison 3, Westlake 1
Peekskill 3, Tappan Zee 0
Good Counsel 3, Sacred Heart 2
Sleepy Hollow 3, White Plains 0
St. Francis Prep 3, Kennedy 0
Keio 3, Scarsdale B 0
Zacchio’s prediction record this season: 296-61