Girl's Volleyball Rally for Playoff Win

Maelyn Latko, #1 center, and her teammates celebrate an important point that provided the lead in a close match.
Maelyn Latko, #1 center, and her teammates celebrate an important point that provided the lead in a close match.
Senior co-captain Olivia Poplawski (10) is one of Long Islands top setters.
Senior co-captain Olivia Poplawski (10) is one of Long Islands top setters.
Senior Jess Young (7) had four aces and nine kills as she excelled at the net.
Senior Jess Young (7) had four aces and nine kills as she excelled at the net.
Noelle Bryggman (9) had 11 kills and 17 digs in a strong night for her Lady Wildcats.
Noelle Bryggman (9) had 11 kills and 17 digs in a strong night for her Lady Wildcats.
Amanda DeWitt with teammate Ife Adebola (21) provided needed support at the net.
Amanda DeWitt with teammate Ife Adebola (21) provided needed support at the net.
Senior co-captain Lauren Civello (28) had a strong night to propel Whitman into the next round of the playoffs.
Senior co-captain Lauren Civello (28) had a strong night to propel Whitman into the next round of the playoffs.
Sophomore Ally DeGaray (4) added another steady night to an already strong season.
Sophomore Ally DeGaray (4) added another steady night to an already strong season.
Senior Melissa Triolo (15) and her lady Wildcats won the programs first playoff game in over 20 years.
Senior Melissa Triolo (15) and her lady Wildcats won the programs first playoff game in over 20 years.

The Girls Varsity Volleyball team defeated Centereach in the first round of the playoffs yesterday 3 games to 1.  This marks the program's first playoff victory since 1995.  Olivia Poplawski had 31 assists, five kills and 16 digs and Maelyn Latko had 21 digs.  Noelle Bryggman had 11 kills and 17 digs and Jess Young had four aces and nine kills. The girls play at No. 2 Smithtown East Wednesday at 4:30PM.  Thank you to everyone who came out to support and hope you can come to Smithtown East on Wednesday!

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