It’s safe to say that the Yorktown volleyball team is tired of football and lacrosse getting all the attention in Huskerville. It’s also safe to say that after this season, that likely won’t be a cause for concern.
In what is the culmination of a seven-year run, Huskers coach Katy Sherwood led a group of girls she had since the junior varsity level, to its first sectional title under her guidance. Now, Yorktown finds itself just three games away from a berth in the state semifinals.
Yorktown displayed incredible strength in its sectional-championship win over John Jay — both physical and emotional. After senior Jessica Figueroa went down with a sprained ankle early into Game 2, the Huskers battled back in the next two games to take down a tough Indians squad.
Here is the preview information:
What: NYSPHSAA Class A regional championship
Who: Yorktown (19-1) vs. Cornwall (18-0)
When: Friday, November 9 at 1 p.m.
Where: Arlington High School
What you need to know about Cornwall: The Huskers (pictured right) should have good idea of what Cornwall should bring to the court — they were both semifinalists at the Panther Invitational at Panas, although neither faced each other.
In addition to the Panas tournament, I also saw the Dragons at the Clarkstown South tournament. Undefeated Cornwall is very well-rounded, very well-coached, and very scrappy. The Dragons should match up beautifully with the Huskers in what should be another exciting contest. I think the Huskers can win, but, much like their final with John Jay, it won’t come easily. Between playing in a somewhat familiar setting — being that Arlington in a Section 1 school — along with some help from “The Crop,” the Huskers could have a home-court feel that can make the Dragons a little uneasy.
Here’s a one-long video of Cornwall’s sectional-final win over Roosevelt shot by The Poughkeepsie Journal’s Sean McMann, who also wrote the gamer of the win (included). The Section 9 champs can be found on the right side of your screen.
I will likely be covering this match live from Arlington on Saturday, so you can track the match via my Twitter feed on the righthand column of the blog.
Photo credit: Mike Zacchio/The Journal News