The MacArthur girls’ volleyball team is hitting the home stretch of the season within reach of a playoff berth.
The Generals entered the final three matches on their schedule nearly perfect at 12-1 in Conference A/C5 tied with Great Neck South atop the league standings. Only one team from the conference makes the postseason with that spot likely to come down to MacArthur’s regular season finale in Great Neck.
“We lost to Great Neck South last season to take us out of it so it gives them more fire to beat them this year,” said 14th-year MacArthur coach Diann Sciulla referring to the Generals falling in a tiebreaker match to just miss the postseason in the delayed 2020 season held in the spring. “The first time we played them we beat them in three seats and we’re looking forward to playing them again.”
MacArthur swept Great Neck South on Sept. 22 by set scores of 25-19, 25-18 and 25-14 led by senior outside hitter Ryan Murphy’s four kills and two aces. Senior setter Sofia Migliore was also instrumental in the first Great Neck South meeting registering three kills, nine assists, two blocks and four aces.
The Generals improved to 14-1 overall last Friday with a senior day 3-0 win against Valley Stream South by set scores of 25-11, 25-20 and 25-18 where Migliore recorded 18 assists and Murphy registered eight kills. Senior libero Jenna Cullinan also stepped up big with 10 digs in her final home match.