Yorktown Beats Fox Lane

Yorktown’s Amanda Rolle serves against John Jay-CR. Credits: Rob DiAntonio

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y.— Highlighting the Yorktown volleyball squad’s week was a 3-1 (25-11, 25-17, 23-25, 25-20) victory against visiting Fox Lane on Oct. 11.

“We had a heart to heart with coach (Katy) Sherwood yesterday after losing to Suffern, so we all knew we had to come out and put on a show to make up for last night’s loss,” Yorktown senior captain Macey Drezek said. “We didn’t want to disappoint coach and also wanted to win for our own team confidence.”

Yorktown most certainly showed that confidence in the fourth set, after losing the third one.

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“After the third set we stayed calm and just talked about our fundamental problems that game,” Drezek said. “I truly believe it was our high spirits after that loss that was the root of our success in the fourth set. It is crucial to be able to stay positive after a loss in order to come back with force the next set.”

Drezek (20 assists, 5 aces, 25 digs) and Kayla Knoesel (9 kills, 14 digs) led Yorktown.

“Tonight was my first game back coming off an injury, so I can attribute that to being so eager to play these past few days,” Drezek said. “I just wanted to make up for all the days I missed and give 100 percent to the team again. I know Kayla wanted to play her absolute best in order to bounce back from the loss to Suffern last night. She’s also very passionate about the game and losses ignite fires within her, making her want to come out stronger the next time.”

Yorktown lost to visiting Suffern 3-1 (32-34, 22-25, 25-21, 19-25) on Oct. 10, with Stephanie White (15 kills, 10 digs), Nicole Rabadi (18 digs), Jackie Knoesel (17 digs), Amanda Rolle (10 digs), Sophia Torres (10 digs), Michele Sanfardino (9 digs) and Marissa Thomas (9 digs) playing well.

The Huskers (5-9) finished the week on Oct. 13 losing to visiting John Jay-Cross River 3-0 (23-25, 17-25, 15-25) on its senior night, led by Drezek (9 assists, 7 digs) and Kayla Knoesel (7 kills, 14 digs).

Lakeland (8-5) lost 3-1 (17-25, 25-23, 9-25, 20-25) to host Harrison on Oct. 10, led by Anna Tomasini (8 kills, 4 blocks), Emily Kubicsko (6 kills, 2 blocks) and Haley Sanjurjo (4 kills).

The Hornets rebounded on Oct. 13 when they won at Brewster 3-0 (25-12, 25-13, 25-11).

“After Harrison we needed to regain our confidence and we were able to do that,” said Kubicsko, a freshman. “During the game everyone was able to help with either their passing, setting, or hitting, leading us to a victory against Brewster.”

Leading Lakeland in kills were Kubicsko (9 kills), Tomasini (9 kills) and Caitlin Wisker (8 kills).

“The reason that we were able to come on top was because we were communicating both on and off the court,” Kubicsko said. “When we were communicating it became easier to play the game, allowing us to win.”

Tomasini and Sanjurjo stood out in the win according to Kubicsko.

“Anna had many kills and a few blocks which allowed us to score points,” Kubicsko said. “Haley’s serving was amazing, giving us points to win the game.”

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