There was an added edge to the September 24th Homecoming festivities this year, as the rival team, American School for the Deaf (ASD) is nearing their 200th Anniversary, as well. Both schools were prepared to compete in a friendly, but fierce, competition.
NYSD vs American School for the Deaf
NYSD’s volleyball team opened Homecoming Day with a four set win over American School for the Deaf (25-18, 25-10, 24-26, 25-20). During the first two sets, the girls played with such high energy and passion. As for our third set, we became a little too comfortable and allowed American School for the Deaf respond with strong play & they won this set.
Our girls were able to escape with a victory after fourth set. Samantha P. led the team with 23 service points, 8 aces, 2 assists, and 5 digs. Anjel P. earned 10 service points, 1 ace, two assists, and a kill. -Head Coach Kandace Morris
NYSD 0 vs ASD 2
NYSD’s first game of the season fell on Homecoming this year against American School for the Deaf (ASD). This was a special game, as both NYSD and ASD are nearing their 200th Anniversary. NYSD started off a little rusty in the first half, but found their stride and played well. ASD managed to get one in the net and then ASD earned a penalty kick from and NYSD foul in the goal zone, ending the first half with a score of 0-2.
NYSD improved their passing game in the second half and stepped up their defensive game. The team earned a penalty kick opportunity in the second half, but unfortunately missed the net.
Player Highlight Statistics
GK Fernando T.- 10 saves
GK Joey P.- 2 saves
Chris M.- 1 shot, 2 saves
Martin T.- 2 shots
Yazeed A.- 2 shots, 3 corner kicks
Carlos V.- 1 shot