Photos: Mattituck v-ball knocks off Mercy to advance to semifinals

ROBERT O’ROURK PHOTO | Marisa Balbo of McGann-Mercy and Shannon Dwyer of Mattituck meet at the net Thursday in the Class C out-bracket playoff match.

The Mattituck girls volleyball team overcame a rough first game to win 3-1 Thursday afternoon in a Class C out-bracket playoff match at McGann-Mercy High School. The two-time defending Long Island champion Tuckers dropped the first game, 25-14. But they took over from there, winning 25-12, 25-19, 25-13.

The fifth-seeded Tuckers advance to play top-seeded Babylon Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. Mattituck lost both matches against Babylon this season 3-0.

No. 4 Mercy had its final regular season match against Port Jefferson canceled because of the hurricane. The Monarchs would have needed to win that match in order to make the playoffs. But they were able to get in once the match couldn’t be played. Mercy finished the season 5-10.

Mattituck improved to 6-12.

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