A county title may be nothing new for Jamie Schlesinger, Mikayla Porr, Allie Dillon or Massapequa girls volleyball, but that hardly means the feeling of winning one is any less special.
Schlesinger had 31 assists, Porr had three aces and 21 digs, and Dillon had 11 kills and six digs to lead the No. 1 Chiefs, 25-16, 25-15, 25-16, over No. 2 Baldwin in the Nassau Class AA girls volleyball final Tuesday at SUNY Old Westbury. Massapequa (14-0) won its 15th straight county title.
"It gets more fun every single year," said Porr, who like Schlesinger and Dillon, is a third-year varsity player. "It is still as exciting as it was the first year."
"It's an honor, and it's something that you never lose," Schlesinger said. "Every single year, we come back and everybody thinks that it's easy for us, but it's not. We work all season long. We want it more than any other team."
"It might be my 15th consecutive, but it's the first for this group," Massapequa coach CarolAnn Habeeb-Kiel said. "It's the first for us as 16 strong. I'm very proud of them."
The Chiefs asserted their dominance in the middle of each set, finishing the first game on a 13-3 run, and used a 13-5 run to take a 23-11 lead in its Game 2 victory.
Baldwin (10-3) took a 14-13 lead in Game 3, before Massapequa won 12 of the next 14 points to clinch the match.
"It's a privilege to get to live on the legacy, and continue this," Dillon said. "It's a lot of fun, it's a great environment."
Jamie Smith added 13 kills and Kole Pollock had 14 blocks and seven kills for Massapequa.
Massapequa will face the Suffolk County champions Sunday at Old Westbury for the Long Island Class AA championship.
Kimberly McCann had 14 assists and four aces, Ally Cilluffo had seven digs and Marisa Felbinger had three aces and five digs to lead No. 1 East Rockaway to a 25-12, 25-15, 25-15 win over No. 2 Carle Place in the Nassau Class C girls volleyball final.
"We worked our butts off and it finally paid off," said McCann, whose Rocks took their first title since 2011.
The county title is evidence of the team's perseverance, as the Rocks (6-12) began the season 1-5, but won five of their last six. (The Rocks are 4-0 against Class C schools.)
"No matter what, we could come together to go through our mistakes,'' Felbinger said. "We stuck together."
East Rockaway will face Mattituck on Sunday at Old Westbury for the Class C Long Island championship.
Carle Place is 3-15.