Dobbs Ferry junior setter Alexis Demitrovic will be out for the remainder of the season with a bone chip in her ankle, Eagles coach Patty Duane confirmed Wednesday night.
Demitrovic, who is arguably the Eagles’ best all-around players, suffered the injury during the final game of top-seeded Dobbs Ferry’s sweep of No. 9 Croton-Harmon, but that the junior played through it because neither realized the severity of the injury until after the match.
Duane said that Demitrovic is not on crutches, but that the ankle is “not good enough to play on.” Dobbs Ferry will look to defend its Section 1 Class C crown against No. 3 Westlake on Friday after downing Rye Neck, 21-25, 25-14, 29-27, 25-23, without its star setter on Wednesday.
Duane said that senior Juliette Kost, who made her setting debut Wednesday, will be the team’s primary setter for Friday’s final at John Jay at 6 p.m. “She’s a senior and she knows where to go,” Duane said. “She just stepped right in and was like, ‘Yup, I’ll do it.'”
Kost registered seven kills and 11 assists on Wednesday.
Dobbs Ferry (19-2) returned all but one player from its championship roster last year and were considered to be the heavy favorites entering this season. The Eagles were swept by Westlake in their regular-season finale after senior hitter Caty Perry sat with an injury.
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