Girls' Volleyball Update
This last week was a busy one for the Girls' Volleyball team, with matches on October 18, 23, and 25.
The match on Oct. 18th against Montclair Kimberly Academy ended in a loss for the first team with Rene Spiewak leading the team with 5 service points and Queen Smith with 4 defensive digs. The second team tied their match 25-23 and 20--25. Wynter Moore led the offense with 6 service points.
The team then traveled to The Bronx on Oct. 23rd to face Horace Mann. The girls had a slow start in the first game and lost 25-13, however, they came back strong and had a close game losing on the last service, 22-25. A third game was played and the EMS girls pulled out a victory. Isabel Riedel led the team with 8 service points while Erika Herman contributed 6 defensive digs and 5 service points. The second team lost their match in two games although Caroline Ju kept the team alive with 13 service points and Maxie Anthon defended with 5 key digs.
On Oct. 25th, the team played away at Tenafly Middle School and won an exciting match in a three games. The first game the girls lost 21-25, but they had a strong second game and won 25-19. The tiebreaker was a nail biter with EMS coming up with the win 25-21. Isabel Riedel dominated the court with 17 service points, 8 defensive digs and 2 kills. Erika Herman hustled around the court and came up with a team high of 10 digs. She also contributed 2 kills and 12 service points. Brigette Candler added 12 service points and 6 digs to the win. The second team came out on the court and won the first game in overtime, 26-24. It was a whole team effort and a great victory. They lost the second game and the match ended in a tie. Liel Sterling led the team's offense with 5 service points and 1 dig.
Girls' Tennis Update
the Girls' Tennis team had a great season. They were victorious over Saddle River Day School and Trinity, but came up one court short to Dwight-Engelwood and Montclair Kimberly Academy. The last match against Horace Mann was a true test of their improvement and their ability to hang in there against highly-trained, tournament-level middle schoolers. And, although they did not win, the matches were hard fought. Overall, we had a committed group of players, anchored by the singles play of Hannah and Maddy. Melissa was a solid court 3 singles player. Emma and Isabella had a superb record at first doubles and jelled as a team. Court two doubles was a combination of Claire/Lucia/Sophie/Julia and our exhibition specialist was Lillian. Great job ladies- it was a pleasure!!