No. 1 Glenn girls' volleyball team entered the Class B playoffs as a prohibitive favorite after going undefeated in the regular season in League VI. The Lady Knights fulfilled that promise on Saturday afternoon, defeating No. 2 East Hampton, 3-0 (25-14, 25-15, 25-15), in the Class B championship.
Glenn coach Kevin Harrington came into the match worrying that the layoff from superstorm Sandy would negatively affect the Lady Knights' ball control style and realized early on that East Hampton was doing its best to neutralize their all-Long Island hitter Jackie Malusa. Despite that, the team was able to keep its season alive.
"We were struggling connecting with [Malusa] and everybody else stepped up," Harrington said. "They tried to stop her and they slowed us down but the great thing was the other kids stepped up and carried some of the weight for her. We had contributions from kids that have small roles on the team and they all came up big today."
Harrington was unhappy with the way his team played in the previous matchup with East Hampton but was full of praise for his players after a strong effort in the championship match. Now with more time to practice and prepare for the Long Island Championship the Lady Knights are poised to be a tough out for anyone in the state. Glenn moves on to face the Nassau County champ Tuesday at Roslyn.