Here is Debbie Schechter’s nightly recap of Blind Brook’s win over Croton-Harmon from Monday’s Class C quarterfinal. Full recaps from the other matches we received are after the write-up.
Not many teams are given a second chance at an opponent, but in Monday’s Section 1 Class C volleyball quarterfinals, second-seeded Blind Brook got that chance.
The Trojans defeated 7th-seeded Croton-Harmon at home 25-6, 25-7, 25-9.
Both of these teams met in the quarterfinal round last year, with Croton-Harmon defeating Blind Brook 3-2 on it’s home court.
“It was great to get back on our court,” Trojans coach Justin Goldstein said. “I told them that the last time we lost on our court was last year, to them. It was great to get the win and start off the playoffs the right way this year.”
Blind Brook will host No. 3 Albertus Magnus Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the semifinals.
And according to Goldstein, the Trojans did the little things right to get the win.
“It’s something we always talk about,” Goldstein said. “We need to serve well, pass well, and when we do those things well, everything falls into place.”
The Trojans as a team had 23 aces in the game. Lindsey Kim led the way with nine of those aces to go along with 14 kills and 14 digs. Meg Stomski had six aces and Michaela Anthony added three.
“Lindsey’s just a dominant server,” Goldstein said. “The other two are very smart servers. They hit the right spots and serve to the right area. It makes the game a lot easier when you can pick up aces like that. It’s a great advantage. It makes gaining points a lot easier. It’s good to get momentum through aces and we took advantage of it.”
Here are the recaps from tonight’s action:
Albertus Magnus 3, Rye Neck 0: In a Class C quarterfinal at No. 3 Albertus Magnus, Mallary McFadden had 19 kills, seven aces, eight digs and two blocks in a 25-10, 25-22, 25-22 win. Rachel Williams had six kills, three aces and 12 digs for the No. 11 Panthers.
Dobbs Ferry 3, Westlake 2: In a Class C quarterfinal at No. 1 Dobbs Ferry, Juliette Kost had 14 kills and 15 digs in a 25-20, 25-12, 26-28, 19-25, 25-20 win. Westlake was the No. 8 seed. Dobbs Ferry will host No. 4 Pawling Wednesday in the semifinals.
Pawling 3, Briarcliff 1: In a Class C quarterfinal at No. 4 Pawling, Clara Lombardo had 11 kills, seven digs and 19 assists in a 25-22, 11-25, 25-23, 25-15 win.
Ossining 3, Eastchester 0: In a Class A quarterfinal at No. 5 Ossining, Madison Strippoli had 18 kills and five digs in a 25-19, 25-15, 25-21 win. Tyler Grant had five kills, 23 assists and 10 digs for the No. 13 Eagles. Ossining will play at No. 1 Yorktown Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in the semifinals.
Yorktown 3, Horace Greeley 0: In a Class A quarterfinal at No. 1 Yorktown, Danielle Delulio had three aces, 26 assists and five digs in a 25-6, 25-9, 25-14 win. Rachel Vazquez had 28 digs and three blocks for the No. 9 Quakers.
Panas 3, Yonkers 0: In a Class A quarterfinal at No. 3 Panas, Brigitte Burcescu had 20 kills in a 25-18, 25-11, 25-13 win. Yonkers was the No. 6 seed. Panas will play at No. 2 John Jay Wednesday in the semifinals.
Preston 3, Good Counsel 0: In a CHSAA Bronx/Westchester playoff at Preston, Lauren Thaler had 12 kills and seven digs in a 25-18, 25-20, 26-24 loss for the Cougars.
FUN FACT: Through the 33 match results we have received, 27 have been won via shutout.
Zacchio’s prediction record today: 9-0 (Finally!)
Zacchio’s prediction record for the Section 1 tournament: 29-4
Zacchio’s prediction record for the season overall: 358-72