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Hornets Win Twice in Volleyball

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YONKERS, N.Y.— Led by Caitlin Wisker (9 aces), Victoria Tsui (7 aces) and Kayla Bugeya (4 aces), Lakeland’s volleyball squad won at Riverside 3-0 (25-9, 25-7, 25-8) on Sept. 11.

“As a team, we have become very close and have created some great chemistry,” Lakeland senior captain Kayla Bugeya said. “We know how to play well with each other and in return have created great opportunities on the court for each other.”

Standing out for the Hornets were freshmen sensations Wisker and Tsui.

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“They have gotten a lot more confident, even from our first game, and they know what they have to do to help the team,” Bugeya said. “We are great at getting people excited and Caitlyn and Victoria feed off of this excitement.”

Bugeya said she couldn’t think of any other Hornet who shined above the rest because their effort was simply of the team variety.

“We all just do such amazing things when we need to and work together as a team to win,” Bugeya said. “It’s not an individual sport.”

Lakeland defeated visiting Albertus Magnus 3-1 (25-19, 25-21, 18-25, 25-15) on Sept. 13, led by junior captain Anna Tomasini (10 kills), Emily Kubicsko (7 kills, 17 assists) and Haley Sanjurjo (5 kills, 3 aces).

“After Game 3’s loss we needed to regroup as a team and that is what we did,” said Kubicsko, a freshman. “During Game 4 our communication and aggressiveness as a team led us to make less mistakes, that is why we were able to pull out the victory.”

Kubicsko said she played well individually thanks to the help she got from her teammates.

“I had a great game today with the help of great passing from libero Christina Kubicsko and was able to get assists with the help of hitters Anna Tomasini, Haley Sanjurjo and Caitlin Wisker,” Emily Kubicsko said. “I was able to hit well with the great sets from Victoria Tsui.”

Tomasini and Sanjurjo also performed well.

“Anna and Haley were able to do well during the game because they were able to transition to the ball fast and were able to get on top of the ball allowing them to have kills during the game,” Emily Kubicsko said.

Yorktown was defeated by host New Rochelle 3-0 (25-15, 25-16, 25-17) on Sept. 13.

“We are a really young team, so playing challenging teams like New Rochelle can be physically and mentally tough,” Yorktown senior captain Kayla Knoesel said. “It makes us more competitive and gives us more drive, which we will need in the future.”

Knoesel led the Huskers with eight kills, with senior captains Macey Drezek and Amanda Rolle registering 14 and eight assists, respectively.

“It really is a team effort despite the statistics,” Knoesel said. “Playing smart is definitely key. Having the girls who aren’t in there to tell me and other hitters where to put the ball makes such a difference. Macey Drezek and Amanda Rolle have also been very consistent with their sets, which helps a lot.”

Knoesel said that Nicole Rabadi (5 digs) and Stephanie White (5 kills) made great contributions from the outside-hitter position with Sam Fasce (4 kills) also playing well in the middle. 

Yorktown (0-4) and Lakeland (3-1) both lost home matches on Sept. 15, with the Huskers falling to Arlington 3-1 (23-25, 21-25, 25-15, 27-29) and the Hornets losing to defending Class A state champion Walter Panas 3-0 (8-25, 13-25, 18-25).

The two local teams finished their week in the 42nd annual Yorktown tournament, which was won by Rye, on Sept. 16, with the Huskers earning their way to the semifinals, where they lost to Nyack after beating Lakeland in the quarterfinals.

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