Varsity Falls to Montfort; JV Navy Wins
Harvey’s varsity volleyball team came up short in a 3-1 loss to Montfort Academy Monday, Oct. 3.
The Cavaliers lost the first set 25-16 despite getting some solid performances from Emily Sorio and Savannah Thompson who combined to tally 11 hits and 2 kills.
The second set went 25-14 to Montfort but Thompson recorded another six hits and four kills.
The Harvey girls continued fighting in the third set and came out victorious, scoring 25-17. Sophie Peters and Iliana Hellinger proved their great serving skills in the third set with a combined average of 13 serves. Kira Ortega had joined the match during the third set and it seemed to spark the team. The Cavs came close in the fourth set, but they lost 25-22.
"As soon as Kira Ortega was able to join the match during the third set, the team's energy changed and the girls had a strong comeback," Harvey coach Michelle Menacho said. "The team worked hard, but, unfortunately, were unable to come out with a win,” the coach said, adding, “With practice, I know the girls will have more success in the upcoming games."
Harvey’s varsity team will host Riverdale Country School Thursday, Oct. 6.
JV Navy Volleyball Sails to a Victory
Harvey’s JV navy volleyball team broke into the win column Monday, Oct. 3, with a solid all-around effort in a 2-0 win against Montfort Academy.
Montfort started out strong, serving up some tough plays, but Harvey’s Emma Lederer's strong serving rallied Harvey early in the first set. Strong net play by Jasmine Wariebi, Emma Lederer, Phoebe Schwarz and additional good passing by Tessa Walsh and Maeve Lazzaro helped the girls take the first set 25-19.
The strong play continued in the second set with an identical 25-19 score. Lazzaro started out with her strong serve, which was followed by Lederer again and Schwarz.
The two teams agreed to play a third unofficial set. Harvey came up just short by a score of 16-14. Kayla Lichtenstein and Luca Nishimura contributed to the effort with some good serving, but it wasn't enough to overcome Montfort's stronger serving.
The navy girls’ next match is scheduled for Friday Oct. 7 at Harvey.
In other JV volleyball news, the spotlight player at last Friday’s JV game, senior Grace Shepard of the navy squad, was presented with the Sportsmanship Award by coach Kyle Groff.