North Salem Volleyball Team Stops Losing Streak

Stephanie Blackwood serves against Pawling. Credits: Rob DiAntonio

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— North Salem’s volleyball team ended a five-game losing streak with a straight set 25-11, 25-20, 25-13 win over visiting Palisade Prep on Oct. 8.

“It was very important to regain the confidence again, especially with some big league games ahead,” North Salem coach John Veteri said of the win.

The Tigers (6-8) were paced by Gabrielle Marino, who had 10 kills and two aces. Stephanie Blackwood was strong in the serving dapartment, registering six aces. Haley Vermette (four kills), Simone Schnarwiler (three kills, two aces), Brianna Perez (six digs), Amanda Santos (five assists) and Leah Feniger (five assists) contributed.

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“We controlled what we could control and had fun playing as a team,” Veteri said of the key to the victory.

Visiting Pawling swept North Salem 25-15, 25-11, 25-14 on Oct. 7.

Marino (four kills), Lauren Smith (three kills), Perez (six digs), Cat Cantarella (two aces) and Santos (four assists) contributed for North Salem.

North Salem lost to visiting Croton-Harmon 25-23, 25-22, 19-25, 25-16 on Oct. 6.

Cantarella (seven kills, four aces), Schnarwiler (four kills, five aces, five digs), Smith (four kills, eight digs), Marino (three kills, two blocks), Santos (five aces, 10 assists), Perez (11 digs) and Feniger (eight assists, four digs) were the main contributors in the loss.

The Tigers travel to Haldane for a 6 p.m. game on Oct. 13, head to Yonkers Montessori the next day at 4:30 p.m. and host Roosevelt at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 17.

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