2012 Girls' Varsity Volleyball
Fall 2012 Schedule
Presenting our 2012 Girls Varsity Volleyball Team:
Kneeling: Fatima Al Sabounji, Jasmine Hollingsworth, Tracy White, Monica Burger, Carly Murphy.
Standing: Head Coach Sue Wantuck, Emily Murphy, Andrea Lewis, Rebecca Swiatek, Shakenya Ward-Brassell, Vaughntasia Hawkins,
Dinahliz Quinones, Lauren Johnson (Manager), Assistant Coach Pamela Rohring.
Game Wrap Ups From Coach Wantuck:
October 25th vs. Health Sciences: We have finally reached out last regular season game, and we won!! All the SMSD Girls VB players were there. It was so great to SEE all of them together.
We played against Health Science Charter School. We won all three games together. Andrea Lewis and Jasmine Hollingsworth were outstanding with their serving which really helped the team. Shakenya Ward-Brassell did a great job on setting the ball. Jamilla Torres was awesome and so natural playing volleyball. She moved and followed the ball very well. I look forward to seeing her play next weekend which it is our ESDAA Volleyball tournament at the West Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind. All the other rookies will have a great start in the future especially Monica Burger, Carly Murphy, Tracy White, and Vaughntasia Hawkins. Emily Murphy, Dinahliz Quinones and Rebecca Swiatek played and support the team, actually all of them were in great spirit and nice job on sportsmanship. Our yesterday manager, Ta’Leah Toney was a great helper.
Special thanks goes out to Dionna Wilson and Kathy McDonald for their help at the game.
1st game: SMSD- 25 Health Science- 14 (W)
2nd game: SMSD- 25 Health Science- 8 (W)
3rd game: SMSD- 25 Health Science- 10 (W)
October 23rd vs. Rochester: On October 23rd, our girls team welcomed our neighbors, Rochester School for the Deaf. The games went well. During the first game, many of our starters didn't play due to several personal reasons. But, Tracy and Vaughntasia did their best and hopefully they learned a lot for next time. Vaughntasia was slowly starting to show the improvement. On the second game and third game things were starting to get going. Unfortunately, we lost all three games.
Scores: 1st game: SMSD 11 RSD 25 (L)
2nd game: SMSD 9 RSD 25 (L)
3rd game: SMSD 16 RSD 25 (L)
October 17th vs. Niagara Catholic: On October 17th, we played Niagara Catholic and it was a great game. Unfortunately we lost, but not all three games. Actually we won the first game and were off to a great start. In our second and third games our girls stumbled when it came to serving. In the second game, they were down by ten points, but our girls rallied back and tied the game! We ended up losing by 4 points.
During the 3rd game, we were leading for a while then ended up neck-to-neck for the rest of the game. We lost by three points. Overall, they did a great job and they were happy with their performance. It was nice having Monica Burger and Andrea Lewis back on the team since they were out. Emily Murphy received the game ball for the day. She was serving so well and had 26 points out of 31 in total of three games. Great job, Emily!! Dinahliz, Andrea and Jasmine did a great job on sets. Monica had one beautiful block. Rebecca and Vaughntasia did well on serving and help the team to get more points.
This weekend, we are leaving to Western Pennsylvania school for the Deaf to play volleyball games with them, Rochester School for the Deaf, and Ohio School for the Deaf. Wish these luck to our SMSD Girls VB players and also SMSD Boys soccer players!!!
October 15th vs. Holy Angels Academy: On Monday we welcomed Holy Angels Academy to our campus for a game. Unfortunately, we did not win. There were only seven players; mostly were rookies. The players that played were Emily Murphy, Dinahliz Quinones, Rebecca Swiatek, Vaughntasia Hawkins, Jasmine Hollingsworth, Carly Murphy, and Fatima Al Sabounji.
We played with the JV team from Holy Angels and they were very good. One thing nice about this team and their coach: they signed well in a basic level especially the coach. We were all very impressed with their abilities! Thank you, Holy Angels!
The 1st game was 25 to 14 (L) and the second game was 25 to 8 (L). Right now, our record is 4 wins and 3 lost.
Our next game is Wednesday, October 17th which it is away game at Niagara Catholic.
October 10th vs. Tapestry High School: This past Wednesday, October 10th we played against Tapestry HS at home. It was a great game and they played hard and put forth their best effort. We did not have a full team again. We played 3 best of 5. The first two games were neck-to-neck throughout the games and we lost. The first game was 26 to 24 (L). The second game was 25 to 20 (L) and the third game was 25 to 16 (L).
All three games we did not have any subs at all. The players were Emily Murphy, Shakenya Ward-Brassell, Jasmine Hollingsworth, Dinahliz Quinones, Rebecaa Swiatek and Carly Murphy. Carly did her very best and it is her first year playing volleyball and playing in ALL three games. Great job, Carly!! The two outstanding servers were Shakenya and Dinahliz.
Our record: 4 wins 2 losses.
October 3rd vs. O'Hara High School: Yesterday SMSD Girls Volleyball team played against O’Hare here on SMSD campus. It was a good game and we were without two fine players-Andrea Lewis and Jamila Torres. The games were quite challenging for our SMSD VB players especially three rookies—Monica Burger, Jasmine Hollingsworth and Carly Murphy. The scores were 1st game: 25 to 13 (L), 2nd game: 25 to 19 (L).
At first, we were neck-to-neck between O’Hara and us at the beginning until we fell apart in the middle of the game. Then we tried to catch up toward the end. Overall, they played well and did their best. Unfortunately though, it was our first loss of the year. While the team took it hard, it was a good lesson before the ESDAA Tournament in November. Shakenya Ward-Brassell, Jasmine Hollingsworth and Dinahliz Quinones had their great serving on yesterday games.
Our next game is next week Wednesday, October 10th here at SMSD campus. Meet us and watch us at the Gallagher Gym! We will be playing against Tapestry High School.
September 24th vs. Tapestry Charter School: On Monday, we played Tapestry Charter School, and it was a very good game, with a lot of back and forth between the two teams. In the end, SMSD came out on top! The scores were: 25 to 20 (W), 25 to 11, 25 to 22 (W).
Rebecca Swiatek played so well and served 17 out of 19 points in the 3 games. She was so proud of herself, and the entire team was proud of her. Dinahliz Quinones served quite well too with 18 out of 21 points. Shakenya Ward-Brassell and Andrea Lewis did outstanding jobs on both setting and spiking. Monica Burger had a block and Jasmine Hollingsworth did great in all areas of bump-set-spike. We only had six players yesterday, no subs. Coaches Sue and Pam were so proud of them. They never gave up and keep their chin up!
Kudos to the girls on a great game!
Homecoming Weekend, September 22nd vs. Pennsylvania School for the Deaf: On a rainy Saturday morning, we played against the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD) from Philadelphia. Our girls won against PSD. The scores were 25 – 8, 25 – 8, and 25 – 10. All the players played well. There were several great players, most notably two rookies: Monica Burger and Jasmine Hollingsworth. They did a great job on bump-set-spike. All the girls deserved the game ball of the day on Saturday. Congratulations to them on their continued hard work!!
On Monday, September 24th, we will play against Tapestry Charter at Tapestry and this game will be a big test for our team! We are looking forward to the game and hope to see you there!
September 20th vs. Health Science: On Thursday, the SMSD Girls Volleyball team won against Health Science Charter School. We played three best of five games. We won all three games. The scores were 25 – 15, 25 – 17, and 25 – 8. The "game ball" really goes to Dinahliz Quinones. Her serving was so beautiful. It was nice, low, smooth but fast. She had 13 out of 16 times while serving!
Congratulations to our girls! We are looking forward to our Homecoming games on Saturday vs. Pennsylvania School for the Deaf. We hope to see you there to cheer on our team!
September 17th vs. Niagara Catholic: It is now SMSD Girls VB season and our SMSD girls are working and practicing well so far. This year there are more rookies on our team than ever before. It is a nice balance of both rookies and experienced players, who are mentoring with positive support and teaching. I see them working well as a team. Our goal in our team is “TEAMWORK” and all agree with it!!
Yesterday was our first Volleyball game and we played against Niagara Catholic. We played two best of three and won two games. The scores were 25 – 14 (W) and 25- 12 (W). Niagara Catholic was nice and willing to play the third game as our practice since we, SMSD, do not have lot of girls like many other schools. Thank you Niagara Catholic!!
Emily Murphy, Senior, did a great job serving with the total of 19 points in two games. Rookie, Jamila Torres, 8th grader, had 12 points. The others did a great job with our game plan; bump-set-spike. Rebecca Swiatek had three sets and she was so thrilled with her playing.
Our next two games are Thursday, Sept. 20th which we will play against Health Science Charter at 4 pm (home) and the next one is Saturday at 10 am which we will play with PSD (Pennsylvania School for the Deaf from Philadelphia) – our SMSD Homecoming weekend. Come and watch with our team. We need your support!
2011-2012 ESDAA Wrap Up:
St. Mary’s School for the Deaf Lady Bisons entered the 31st Annual Eastern Schools for the Deaf (ESDAA) Division II Volleyball Tournament, hosted by the New Jersey School for the Deaf. There were 6 schools for the Deaf; Rochester School for the Deaf, New Jersey School for the Deaf. Delaware School for the Deaf, West Virginia School for the Deaf, Pennsylvania School for the Deaf and us.
At the end of the two-day competition, on Saturday afternoon November 5, 2011, the girls from SMSD were satisfied with their 2nd place finish. Crystal Marion, Shakenya Ward-Brasell and Andrea Lewis who were name to the All-Star Tournament Team.
In the opening round, Friday evening, November 4, Rochester School for the Deaf defeated St. Mary’s School for the Deaf 25-20. In game two, St. Mary’s defeated West Virginia School for the Deaf 25-10. The SMSD girls went up 25 to 19 after defeating New Jersey School for the Deaf in game three. In game four, the Lady Bison defeated the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf 25 - 14. In game five SMSD won against the Delaware School for the Deaf 26 -24. SMSD played so well against DSD.
On Saturday, November 5, SMSD started out their day by facing 4th seed Delaware School for the Deaf. The girls started out slow but went on the defeat host NJ and defeated the Delaware School for the Deaf with the first game 25 to 18 SMSD (w) and the second game 25- 13 SMSD (w). Number 1 seed RSD faced #2 seed St. Mary’s School for the Deaf for the championship (25-9 and 25-15). SMSD finished in 2nd place.
Our SMSD Girls Volleyball players were happy with positive feelings and satisfied with the results of the VB tournament.
- Pam Rohring, Assistant Coach