St. Mary’s School for the Deaf Varsity Volleyball Team 2016-2017


 

 

Left to right: Assistant Coach Beth Daley, Elise Watson, Cameron Cole, Fatima Al Sabounji,

Elizabeth Dash-manager, Sabina Bajgai, Jasmine Hollingsworth, Tracy White,  Wendy Chuba- Coach

Missing: Moontaha Shalbi, Samantha Galioto

 

Game Recap 2016-2017

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Lady Bisons had their home opener yesterday afternoon and even though we were short a few players, they played an amazing game. The girls came in nervous but ready for their first game of the season and proved that by sweeping the first three sets of the game. All the girls did a great job serving but special props to Jasmine Hollingsworth for keeping her cool and pulling off a couple tough returns and Cami Cole and Sabina Bagjai for their great work at the net. Please think about coming out to our next game this Thursday at 3:30pm where we will hope to continue our winning streak against Niagara Catholic.

 

Thank you for your support,

Coach Chuba, Coach Daley, & The Lady Bisons

 

Score recap:

Set 1: 25-12

Set 2: 25-3

Set 3: 25-12

 

Thursday, September 22 vs. Niagara Catholic

The Lady Bisons had their second match of the season yesterday at 3:30pm against Niagara Catholic. The girls came in optimistic and gave their all for three sets. Unfortunately, they fell short in three straight sets mostly due to Niagara Catholics attacking abilities and some poor ball handling late in the game. The girls did keep it close in all three sets, showing that we are a team that you’ll have to work hard to beat. Sabina and Cammi’s attacking skills are improving as we saw with two attacks each yesterday while Tracy and Jasmine’s did well covering the back court and long balls. Hopefully with the return of Elsie next week we will be able to return to a winning season.

 

Thank you for your support,

Coach Chuba, Coach Daley and The Lady Bisons

 

Match Scores:

Set 1: 19-25

Set 2: 16-25

Set 3: 20-25

 

Tuesday. September 27, 2016

The Lady Bisons played at home today against Oracle charter school. The girls had a rough start in the first set and couldn’t seem to keep the ball in play. Poor communication and ball handling left the girls feeling very frustrated with themselves and each other. After a quick pep talk and a little team spirit, it was a completely different game. The girls communicated well and worked together to beat back the other team and take the next two sets. The Lady Bisons continue to improve with each game and will hopefully keep their spirits up for another game tomorrow facing the RSD Wildcats.

 

A special congratulations goes out to Tracy White (9pts.) and Fatima Al Sabounji (20 pts.) for their amazing serving throughout the game.

 

Thank you for your support,

Coach Chuba, Coach Daley, & The Lady Bisons

 

Set scores:

Set 1: 16-25

Set 2: 25-16

Set 3: 15-7

 

Season:

2-1

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Today the Lady Bisons face off against their rivals the Rochester Wildcats. The girls went into the game a little nervous but ready to give it their all. There was a little back and forth between both teams trying to get ahead, but the Lady Bisons came out on top in three straight matches. We fought for every point with some pretty long volleys in each set. Tracy White and Fatima Al Sabounji showed that they’ve been working on their ball handling skills and were integral in several plays. Elise Watson was an outstanding front row player, with some excellent passing to her teammates. Jasmine Hollingsworth (17pts.), Sabina Bagjai (18pts.), and Tracy white (15 pts.) also dominated with their serving in each set. Over all the girls teamwork and cooperation lead them to a great team victory. If you see any of these girls please tell them congrats on a win well earned.

 

Thank you for your support,

Coach Chuba, Coach Daley & The Lady Bisons

 

Set Scores:

Set 1: 25-16

Set 2: 25-11

Set 3: 25-17

 

Season:

3-1

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Last night the Lady Bisons had their first away game against Global Charter. This was the second time we’ve faced this team and we were ready to try and repeat our win from earlier this season. While we were missing one of our key players, the rest of the girls stepped up to fill in where she was needed. The girls were feeling confident after winning the first set but due to the other teams energy and distracting celebrations we fell short in the second set. The girls quickly rallied and took the following two sets and the win, with little trouble. Big props to Tracy White (26 pts.) and Moontaha Shalbi (24 pts.) for their amazing serving yesterday as well as Samantha Galioto for helping to score her first two points ever in a volleyball game. Hopefully we’ll see a few of you this Thursday at 4pm for our next game where we will attempt to keep our winning streak going.

 

Thank you,

Coach Chuba, Coach Daley & The Lady Bisons

 

Set Scores:

Set 1: 25-8

Set 2: 16-25

Set 3: 25-11

Set 4: 25-16

Season:

4-1

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Lady Bisons suffered a tough loss yesterday against Niagara Catholic. Coming off a four day weekend the girls did not seem prepared to take on this team for the second time this year. Poor passing, lack of movement and underwhelming communication on the court lead to one of our worst defeats yet. Jasmine Hollingsworth did try to keep the team motivated and had several diving save attempts throughout the game. However it wasn’t enough to pull us out of that slump. Hopefully after a day of practice the girls will get a little of their fire back and we’ll be ready to take on West Seneca Christian on Thursday.

 

Thank you,

Coach Chuba, Coach Daley & The Lady Bisons

 

Set Scores:

Set1: 13-25

Set 2: 13-25

Set 3: 12-25

 

Season:

4-3

 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Lady Bisons played at home today against West Seneca Christian. It was a hard fight for our girls but they showed some great improvement with their ball handling and communication skills. There were some very long volleys back and forth between both teams but West Seneca proved more adept at finishing than we did. Cameron Cole, Elise Watson, Tracy White, and Sabina Bagjai all showed improvement with their close game racking up 6 attacks at the net (our biggest number so far this season). The girls showed some great teamwork and though they did not win they still did an amazing job.

 

Thank you,

Coach Chuba, Coach Daley & The Lady Bisons

 

Match Scores:

 

Set 1: 7-25

Set 2: 16-25

Set 3: 11-25

Season:

4-4

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Yesterday the Lady Bisons faced off against Oracle charter school for the second time this year. After a few hard losses followed by some intense practices the girls were ready to prove they could still compete. We were a little shaky in the first set and Oracle quickly caught up to us but we worked together and managed to pull out a win. In the second set our confidence was definitely up and we plowed through Oracle to take the win. The whole team did a wonderful job demonstrating what they’ve learned this year by hustling for the ball, communicating, and getting in three hits before sending the ball over. There were no real stand out players this game because everyone did an amazing job working together. If you see any of the girls today please congratulate them on a job very well done.

 

Thank you,

Coach Chuba, Coach Daley & The Lady Bisons

 

Match scores:

Set 1: 27-25

Set 2: 25-12

 

Season:

5-4

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

After a very arduous game the Lady Bisons fell to New Life Christian today. New Life came in with a very formidable and towering team which was hard to compete against. Our ladies did their best to try and cover as much of the court as possible but were lacking some basic communication and ball handling skills early in the game. It seemed New Life’s serving skills were too much for our girls to handle and we had a very hard time playing basic volleyball. On the up side, the girls definitely showed some improvement in their team passing and have really begun to limit their one pass and over style. We still have one game left before the ESDAA tournament this weekend. Please think about coming out on Thursday  to support our girls for the last home game of the season.

 

Thank you,

Coach Chuba, Coach Daley & The Lady Bisons

 

Match:

Set 1: 1-25

Set 2: 8-25

Set 3: 12-25

 

Season:

 

5-5