Girls Volleyball: Babylon ends Mattituck’s title run; Greenport advances to finals

ROBERT O’ROURK PHOTO | Laurel Bertolas sets the ball against Mercy Thursday. The Tuckers lost Friday at Babylon, ending their season.

There will be no trip to Glens Falls this year for the Tuckers.

The Mattituck girls volleyball team fell 3-0 Friday afternoon against top-seeded Babylon in the Class C playoffs, ending the Tuckers’ run of two straight Long Island championships.

Babylon (15-2) easily won the first game 25-8, setting the tone for the rest of the match. The Panthers closed out the match with 25-11, 26-24 victories to advance to tomorrow’s county championship against Greenport/Southold, which defeated Port Jefferson, 3-1. Greenport won 25-23, 25-15, 21-25, 25-15. It was the third time Greenport defeated the Royals this season.

Saturday’s county finals match begins at 4 p.m.

No. 5 Mattituck won Thursday against McGann-Mercy to advance to Friday’s match against Babylon.

Mattituck closes out the season 6-13.