Westchester Sports Recap0

CROSS COUNTRY

SATURDAY SEPT. 29 Randy Culcay (Mt Vernon High School) finished 108th at the Mount Saint Mary Knight Invitational with a time of 34:24.8. On the women’s side, Haley Duggan (Pleasantville High School) finished 181st with a time of 39:445.3.  More information, click here

SOCCER (RECORD 5-1, REGION 3-1, CONFERENCE 1-0)

TUESDAY SEPT. 25 (Valhalla, NY) – The Viking’s game at Orange was postponed due to weather.

VOLLEYBALL (RECORD 8-5 REGION 8-5 CONFERENCE 3-3)

TUESDAY SEPT. 25 12 days after an incredible, five-set early-season match that saw Westchester Community College defeat SUNY Orange for the first time in at least three years, the Westchester CC Women’s Volleyball team welcomed the Colts to Viking Gymnasium on Tuesday night for a match that brought with it huge post-season implications for both the Mid-Hudson Conference and Region XV. In addition, while the match featured both teams in a position to win each set. It was the visiting Colts that came away with the victory, 3-0.

Orange (6-2, 5-2 Region XV, 2-1 Mid-Hudson Conference) swept the match 25-22, 28-26, and 25-18 in a match that was even closer than the set scores indicated. For Westchester, sophomore Lindsay Leggio (Mahopac, NY/Mahopac HS) notched a double double with 19 assists and 11 digs, while Madison Young (Greenburgh, NY/Woodlands HS) had a team-high 12 kills to go with two blocks and two digs. Additionally, sophomore Alysha Owens (Mount Vernon, NY/Mount Vernon HS) had a terrific all-around match with nine blocks, six kills, and three digs, while Taylor Mello (Cortlandt Manor, NY/Putnam Valley HS) added four kills and 10 digs.

THURSDAY SEPT. 27 Stone Ridge, NY) – Sophomore Lindsay Leggio (Mahopac, NY/Mahopac HS) registered a double double with 34 assists and 15 digs, to go with seven service aces. Fellow sophomore Madison Young (Greenburgh, NY/Woodlands HS) added 12 kills, six blocks, and four digs, but the Westchester Community College Women’s Volleyball team lost a five-set heartbreaker, 3-2 to Ulster Community College on Thursday night at Ulster. With their second consecutive loss, the Vikings are now 7-4 overall, and 3-3 in Mid-Hudson Conference play.

The Vikings stormed through the opening set, 25-14, but the Senators battled back to capture the next two sets, 24-26 and 22-25. Westchester dominated the fourth set, 25-14 before Ulster captured the deciding set, 15-8.

In addition to Leggio and Young’s heroics, sophomore Taylor Mello (Cortlandt Manor, NY/Putnam Valley HS) chipped in eight kills and 10 digs, freshman Melody Pabon (Bronx, NY/Celia Cruz) added seven kills and seven digs, and sophomore Alysha Owens (Mount Vernon, NY/Mount Vernon, HS) had nine kills and five digs.

SATURDAY SEPT. 29 (Brooklyn, NY) – Down 2-0 to Kingsborough Community College, and facing a loss that would have been devastating as the Vikings attempt to qualify for the Region XV playoffs for the first time in three seasons, the Westchester Community College Women’s Volleyball team needed an effort not yet seen this season to mount the comeback of the year.

Fortunately, for WCC, freshman Esther Uddoh (Yonkers, NY/Gorton HS) was up for the task, providing the Vikings with the very effort they needed, and Westchester CC came home with its biggest – and most exciting – win of the 2018 campaign.

The freshman amassed six blocks, five digs, and offered a series of serves that scored WCC points as the Vikings completed the comeback, 3-2 over the host Wave on Saturday afternoon. Kingsborough opened the match with 21-25 and 17-25 wins, before WCC rallied for the 26-24, 25-15, and 15-5 victory. The triumph was Westchester CC’s eighth of the 2018 season, eclipsing their 2017 win total.

The match was also Westchester’s fourth five-set contest of the 2018 season, and their second straight.

Sophomore Lindsay Leggio (Mahopac, NY/Mahopac HS) notched her third straight double double with 29 assists and 12 digs, while fellow sophomore Madison Young (Greenburgh, NY/Woodlands HS) added 22 kills, six blocks, and two digs. Also for the Vikings, sophomore Taylor Mello (Cortlandt Manor, NY/Putnam Valley HS) just barely missed a double-double with nine kills and 10 digs, while Alysha Owens (Mount Vernon, NY/Mount Vernon HS) added seven kills and 14 digs.

The second contest of the double dual featured Westchester against Region XV powerhouse Queensborough Community College, a match the Vikings dropped 3-0 to fall to 8-5 for the 2018 season, and 8-4 in Region XV competition.

Queensborough, who entered the day undefeated for the 2018 season, won the match 25-16, 25-18, and 25-12.

Young had 10 kills to go with two digs, Leggio added 12 assists, and Young amassed three kills and six digs. Also for WCC, Owens had four kills and three digs.

Games This Week:

  • Oct 2 – Soccer at Bronx, 4pm
  • Oct 2 – Volleyball at Dutchess, 7pm
  • Oct 4 – Volleyball vs Monroe-Bronx, 7pm
  • Oct 4 – Soccer at Suffolk, 4pm
  • Oct 6 – Cross Country at Mt. St Mary Invitational
  • Oct 6 – Soccer at BMCC, 4pm

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