The Pierson/Bridgehampton girls volleyball team has a motto: Do whatever it takes.
What it took for the Whalers to dethrone defending Suffolk County Class C champion Mattituck Wednesday night was to survive a five-set marathon. It took a sensational performance by outside hitter Sam Cox. It took a rock-solid, stubborn defense that returned some of the hardest hits Mattituck had to offer.
After waiting for their first league championship in 14 years last season, the Mattituck High School girls volleyball team didn’t wait nearly so long for another league title.
The Tuckers brought themselves back-to-back Suffolk County League VIII crowns Monday when they assured themselves of at least a share of the title with a three-set win at Ross School in East Hampton. READ
Good serving can atone for a multitude of sins in volleyball. When a proficient server like Jordan Osler gets on a roll, no one knows better than her Mattituck High School teammates how tough it can be to try to deliver a pass off one of her deliveries. READ
Reaching the state girls volleyball tournament is a genuine thrill. However, once there, a team can be given a rude reminder — like a hard-hit volleyball smacking it in the face — of just how tough the competition is at that lofty stage.
And so it was for Mattituck Saturday in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Championships at Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls. READ
Frank Massa, in his 32nd year as Mattituck High School’s girls volleyball coach, said he hasn’t made a decision on how much longer he will remain in coaching. What he does know is that he’s nearing the end of the road.
That’s just one reason a clearly delighted Massa rejoiced in Mattituck securing its sixth Long Island championship Sunday, earning the Tuckers a trip to Glens Falls for the state tournament that will be played next Saturday and Sunday. READ