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The host Firebirds took the final three sets to seal a 24-26, 18-25, 25-22. 25-22, 25-20 comeback victory Monday made possible not only by quality play, but by on-the-court emotion that never left or turned negative, even when defeat seemed imminent.
Rochester Brighton swept Hauppauge (10-7) in three games to capture the state Class B championship yesterday at Suffolk Community College-Brentwood, but just reaching the program's first state final was an accomplishment, he said.
Curaro and Nolan had 14 kills each and Grace had 45 assists to lead Sachem North over Massapequa in the Long Island Class A volleyball championship at SUNY Old Westbury. Adam Bloomfield added 10 kills and two aces, Dan LaRosa had six digs and Nolan had five digs for the Arrows, who won, 25-22, 21-25, 25-16, 25-17.
Massapequa held on for a dramatic five-set victory over Plainview-JFK (25-23, 25-18, 16-25, 20-25, 25-27) in the Nassau Class A boys volleyball final.
Massapequa held on, after jumping out to a two-set lead, to defeat Plainview-JFK 3-2 (25-23, 25-18, 16-25, 20-25, 27-25) in the Nassau Class A boys volleyball final on Thursday.
Massapequa looks to stay undefeated on the season and notch a Nassau county title along the way, taking on Plainview-JFK, Thursday at 5 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.
Sachem North and Eastport South-Manor face off in the Suffolk class 'A' championship at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday night.
The Flaming Arrows showed their dominance from the get go (25-15, 25-17, 25-19) as they swept aside the Eastport-South Manor Sharks (17-4) in the Suffolk Class ‘A’ championship on Tuesday evening.
Flohr had 14 kills and 11 digs, and Matcovsky had 36 assists to lead Lindenhurst to a straight-set victory over visiting Smithtown West in Suffolk I. Shaurya Patel added 13 digs, Sebastian Stolba had eight kills, and Jason Koehler had seven kills for the Bulldogs, who won, 25-21, 25-20, 26-24.
Byrne had 29 kills, seven digs, and three aces and Josh Undari had 13 kills and six digs to lead visiting Eastport-South Manor over Sachem East in five sets in a Suffolk I match. Chris Suarez added 14 digs for the Sharks, who won, 23-25, 26-24, 26-24, 22-25, 25-15.
Allen had 14 kills and four blocks in his final match in his home gym to lead Ward Melville to a straight-set win over Half Hollow Hills in a Suffolk I contest. Fellow senior Tim Specht added 13 kills and junior Matt Lilley added three aces for the Patriots, who won, 25-19, 26-24, 25-12.
Bloomfield had 16 kills, Matt Grace had 56 assists, and Paul Curaro had 14 kills to lead hosts Sachem North over East in four sets in the resumption of a suspended Suffolk I boys volleyball match. North, the reigning Class A state champions, won 26-28, 25-23, 25-22, 25-18, to take their 25th consecutive match. Rob Nolan added 10 digs, Ralph Lunati had four aces, Sean Hannett had 11 kills, and Neil Tufano had nine kills for Sachem North (7-0).
John Carroll had 14 kills and no errors, Stephen Codispodo added 13 kills, Patrick Clyne had 11 kills and Alec Helford had 44 assists for Massapequa, which improved to 6-0.
Ryan Engel had 21 assists, 18 kills and six aces to lead Floral Park, which dropped the first set before winning the next three Thursday in a Nassau A-I/B-I crossover. Nick Felicetti added 16 kills and Bobby Shinde had 24 assists for the Knights (4-2), who won, 23-25, 25-19, 25-15, 25-12.
Every Monday this summer we take a look back at the 2014-15 season had to offer. This Monday we take alook at the top five teams of the season.
Missry was California dreaming after Sachem North completed an unbeaten fall season capped by the school's first Long Island and state titles. He was a Newsday All-Long Island first-team selection with 305 kills.
This unit became the first Sachem North team to win a Long Island championship in boys volleyball, as well as the first school from the Island to win a Class A title.
Led by setter Rob Steinberg and outside hitter Dylan Missry, the Flaming Arrows defeated McQuaid Jesuit (Rochester), 3-1, in the state championship match here, becoming the first Long Island school to win a state Class A title. Sachem North (18-0) won, 25-22, 25-22,22-25, 25-18.
The Flaming Arrows defeated Plainview JFK, 3-0, in the Class A Long Island Championship Saturday at Suffolk CC-Brentwood. Sachem North won 25-10, 25-15, 26-24, and has yet to drop a set this season.
One by one, the No. 2 Bulldogs exploited a size advantage and a lengthy journey ended with a 3-0 victory over No. 5 Long Beach in the Nassau Class B final at Hofstra.
Wang had 14 kills, tournament MVP Allen Durutovic contributed nine kills and setter Brian Maloney had 35 assists as No. 2 Plainview JFK defeated No. 1 Massapequa, 3-1, in the Nassau A boys volleyball final at Hofstra Thursday night.
The Suffolk Division I boys volleyball title is at stake when third-seeded Bay Shore takes on top-seeded Sachem North Thursday at 4 p.m. from Suffolk Community College on #MSGV_Live.
The Suffolk Class A boys volleyball title is at stake when third-seeded Bay Shore takes on top-seeded Sachem North Thursday at 4 p.m. from Suffolk Community College on #MSGV_Live.
It’s a loss that served as the motivation for the top-seeded Flaming Arrows perfect run to their first county title since 2000 when they knocked off No. 4 Bay Shore, 25-21, 25-17, 25-19 in the Division I final Thursday at Suffolk Community College West.
Durutovic won five of his team's final six points, and had 21 total kills, to lead Plainview JFK in its 3-1 win over East Meadow in a Nassau Conference A-I boys volleyball match.
Based on talent, depth and experience alone, Sachem North could be one of the best boys volleyball teams on Long Island this season. The extra motivation from an upset loss in last year's playoffs could push them over the top.
Hawks setter Brian Maloney had 29 assists as Plainview JFK won in three sets, 25-13, 25-10, 25-22, over host Port Washington in a Conference A-I boys volleyball game.
Fulop and the Firebirds celebrated back-to-back CHSAA boys volleyball championships after their 25-15, 25-23, 21-25, 30-28 win over St. Francis Prep on Wednesday night at Adelphi.
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. - The chants of "Cole World, Cole World" rang out from the Sachem East faithful each time senior middle blocker Ryan Cole finished off a point with an emphatic kill.
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. - It was bound to end at some point. Bellmore JFK rode a 43-match winning streak into Glens Falls Civic Center and looked to be the favorite to capture a second consecutive state Class B boys volleyball title.
The Nassau Class ‘A’ boys volleyball final is on the line at 4 p.m. this afternoon at the State University of New York at Old Westbury.
GLENS FALLS, N.Y -- It's a tired cliche but unfortunately one that became a reality for the Lindenhurst boys volleyball team Sunday: All good things must come to an end.
GLENS FALLS -- Unlike others who competed at this weekend's volleyball tournament at the Glens Falls Civic Center, Bellmore JFK didn't have to think about Saturday.
Nov. 13, 2012: Watch highlights from Bellmore-JFK's (white/green) 3-2 boys volleyball victory over Eastport-South Manor (white/blue) in the Long Island Class B Championship.
Bellmore JFK defeated Eastport-South Manor, 24-6, 25-15, 29-27, 22-25, 25-22, Tuesday night to win the Long Island Division II championship, its first boys volleyball title in program history.
Chris DeLucie had 37 assists, five kills, four blocks and five service aces in Lindenhurst's 3-1 Division I / Southeast Regional finals win Tuesday over Massapequa.
Nov. 13, 2012: Watch the complete TV broadcast of Bellmore-JFK's 3-2 boys volleyball victory over Eastport-South Manor in the Long Island Class B Championship.
The Lindenhurst boys volleyball team learned what it means to pick up a fallen teammate while dealing with the aftermath of superstorm Sandy. The group sacrificed practice time just before the Suffolk Division I playoffs to help restore the homes of those on the team hit hardest by the storm.
Massapequa hadn't dropped a set to a conference opponent all season, so when Plainview JFK erased a seven-point deficit to take a 23-22 lead in the first set of the Nassau Class A boys volleyball championship Sunday at Hofstra, it looked as if that was about to change. But there's a reason the Chiefs had won three straight county titles, and are the defending Long Island champions.
No team has come together like Long Beach boys volleyball. Just being able to play the game was a triumph of sorts, but the Marines took it one step further, beating Great Neck North to advance to the Nassau quarterfinals.
The fate of Thursday's heavy schedule of high school playoff games will be decided this morning when Nassau and Suffolk officials evaluate conditions at schools and playing fields following Wednesday's nor'easter that brought rain, snow and heavy wind to Long Island.
Sept. 6, 2012: Watch as MSG Varsity's Matt Shortis talks with Bellmore-JFK's Matt Murphy and Gary Anderson following their team's victory over Bethpage.
SECOND TEAM: Brady Ambro, Northport, senior? Vincent Bracco, Ward Melville, senior? Matt Cahill, Sachem North, senior? Ben Canarick, Bellmore JFK, senior? Randall Colson, Sachem East, senior? Jason Cortapasso, Floral Park (pictured), senior? Calvin Manchenko, Half Hollow Hills, junior? Kevin Nardone, Port Washington, senior? Joe Norman, Bay Shore, senior? Evan Schwartz, Plainview JFK, senior? Andrew Still, Long Beach, senior? Steven Tarquinio, Smithtown East, junior