MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Mahopac volleyball picked up three wins in four tries last week, beating Roy C. Ketcham, Carmel and Ursuline to improve to 5-8 overall, 3-3 in league play.
Monday (Oct. 7) at Mahopac, the Indians took down Ketcham in straight sets, 25-20, 25-13, 25-21.
Playing without Bella Marinelli, who was injured in another match, coach Jay Melville said his team wasn’t at its best.
“We didn’t play to our capability,” Melville said. “We were very sloppy, not the level I’m used to seeing. I want to see the consistency we had against Ursuline. We were focused and consistent.”
The Indians dropped a 3-0 match the prior Friday, Oct. 4, at John Jay (East Fishkill).
Colleen Kelly had 16 assists, Gabrielle Rocchio had 16 digs, and Caitlyn O’Boyle added 7 kills, but the Indians went down, 25-16, 25-20, 25-16, to the Patriots (9-7).
“I thought we had turned a corner in our win over Ursuline, but we came in unfocused, and our consistency was not there,” Melville said. “Our passing was off from the start, and we let them dominate us at the net.”
One day earlier at home against Carmel (0-9), the Indians rolled to a 25-8, 25-17, 25-18 victory over the winless Rams.
Diana Kone led Mahopac with 11 kills, Rocchio had 11 digs, and Kelly had 15 assists.
The prior Tuesday at Mahopac, the Indians were too much for the Koalas.
Kelly had 24 assists, Mia Del Bene had 14 assists, and Marinelli added 15 kills. Caroline Feeley and Kone each had 9 kills, and Rocchio came up with 3 aces.
“We were solid all the way through,” Melville said. “I think it showed the girls how good they can be, that they can compete with good teams. It’s up to them to take care of business.”
Mahopac was set to visit Carmel Saturday at 9 a.m., and the Indians host Arlington Tuesday (10/15). at 4:30 p.m.