First off, a correction on what appeared in the print edition of the girls volleyball preview (http://www.newsday.com/sports/high-school/volleyball/girls-volleyball-preview-1.3165475).
Holy Trinity, not Chaminade, is a "team to watch." Obviously, Chaminade is an all-boys school, thus does not field a girls volleyball team. My apologies to the Trinity team for my temporary mental block.
Now on to two games of note on the boys side last night:
Jericho had an impressive five-set win over Floral Park, who themselves were coming off a sweep of three-time Class B champs Bellmore JFK. With Roslyn in the mix and JFK bound to improve, this should be an enthralling four-team (at the very least) race.
Lindenhurst, with a 25-14, 25-16, 25-20 win against Bay Shore, affirmed their position at the top of the Suffolk rankings. Massapequa (2-0) and Lindenhurst look to be on a collision course for the LI Championship/State qualifier, just as Massapequa and Half Hollow Hills appeared to be at this time last year. Things do change, however, and teams like Port Washington and Plainview JFK, Sachem East and Northport, are contenders.
On the girls side, Lindenhurst had a tough time with West Islip, prevailing in five sets. The AA schools, with Lindy, West Islip, Smithtown East and Ward Melville among others, are loaded.
Westhampton upset East Hampton, proving that the East End has at least two schools capable of state tourney berth.
And Glenn opened their league season in typical form, losing a total of 17 points in a win over Rocky Point.