Volleyball: Tuckers go for the kill in Center Moriches

09/19/2013 8:46 PM |
GARRET MEADE PHOTO | Mattituck middle hitter Shannon Dwyer tries to direct the ball past an attempted block by Center Moriches' Caroline Casey.

GARRET MEADE PHOTO | Mattituck middle hitter Shannon Dwyer tries to direct the ball past an attempted block by Center Moriches’ Caroline Casey.

TUCKERS 25, 23, 25, 25, RED DEVILS 13, 25, 19, 21

The Mattituck High School girls volleyball team has traditionally been known for tenacious defense, but hitting? Not exactly.

Well, that may be changing. This season the Tuckers have some big swingers. The high-flying Shannon Dwyer may be the most well-known of them, but Emilie Reimer is the hardest hitter on the team, according to coach Frank Massa. Also, Pam Batist can put some balls away with force, too.

Mattituck’s hitting ability was prominent Thursday night when the Tuckers knocked down 26 kills in a four-game win over Center Moriches. Reimer, a junior in her second varsity season, smacked down 8 kills, Dwyer had 7 and Batist 5 as Mattituck spoiled Center Moriches’ home opener with a 25-13, 23-25, 25-19, 25-21 result in the Suffolk County League VII match.

The setting of Laurel Bertolas (13 assists) and Carly Doorhy (10) gave Mattituck’s hitters something to swing at.

Desiree Warnken had 7 kills and Emily Pettit contributed 10 assists for Center Moriches.

The win brought Mattituck’s record to 3-2, 2-1 in the league. Center Moriches is 0-2, 0-2.

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