Comeback lifts Bayport-BP over Mt. Sinai
It was a rematch of the Suffolk Class B semifinal at Bayport-Blue Point on Tuesday. The Phantoms hosted the Mt. Sinai Mustangs looking to revenge that loss that ended their season a year ago.
Mt. Sinai coming into Tuesday’s match-up had beaten its previous two opponents, disposing of Southampton and Babylon, 3-0 and 3-1 respectively. Bayport-Blue Point was looking to grab its first win of the year after losing, 3-2, in a tight battle with Hampton Bays.
It was all smiles and that undeniable feel of anticipation as you entered the gymnasium as these two teams warmed up, but once the whistle blew, it was game on.
Mt. Sinai jumped off to a quick lead and was able to take the first game 25-17, as the Mustangs’ big hitters slammed home seven kills.
Game two, the momentum seemed to change. The Phantoms showed the home crowd that they too have some pretty big players. They had 11 kills as they took game two by the score of 25-16.
However, game three seemed to be the turning point. This one was a seesaw affair as these two battled for an advantage. There were six lead changes, and when Bayport got the serve with a 19-15 lead, they put this one away. The Phantoms got the score to 24-18, but lost the point. So, Mt. Sinai would have to serve for their life, but a quick volley and a beautifully placed ball, Bayport took game three, 25-19.
Heading into game four and the Phantoms looking to take the match, Bayport and Mt. Sinai would battle once again. Neither team wanting to give the other any type of a run, it would be deadlocked at 12, and as late as 17. But from there on Bayport took control of the reins and went onto win 25-21. The Phantoms got their revenge with the three-to-one victory.