Tigers Battle But Fall On Homecoming

McCall Valentin celebrates a point at homecoming. Credits: Rob DiAntonio

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— It’s been a rough start for North Salem’s volleyball team but the Tigers showed some positive signs in their last two matches.

North Salem fell to Class A’s Byram Hills in straight sets Sept. 16 at homecoming, but was neck-and-neck in the first two sets, dropping both 25-21.

Joan Herlihy had a big game with eight blocks, five kills and four aces. Cat Cantarella (four kills, three blocks), Alexa Schaub (four aces), Makenzie Fogle (three blocks), Victoria Rienzi (three assists) and Brianna Perez (eight digs) also contributed to the Tigers’ cause.

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“We had our best game on Saturday,” North Salem coach John Veteri said. “I think our team played very well including Joan Herlihy and Cat Cantarella.”

The Bobcats won the third game 25-18 to close out the match.

North Salem battled back but lost to host Hastings 3-2 (20-25, 22-25, 25-19, 25-11, 22-25) Sept. 16.

“We fought our way back to force a fifth set,” Veteri said. “We played well but need to control the ball on our side of the net. If we can limit our own mistakes we will be fine. We are heading in the right direction.”

Cantarella (eight kills), Herlihy (three kills), Schaub (two aces, seven assists), Perez (five digs) and McCall Valentin (five digs) contributed.

North Salem hosted Valhalla on Sept. 19 and next takes the court when it plays host to Tuckahoe at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 26.

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