NYC top 15 girls volleyball teams: week 7
No. 1 St. Francis Prep (10-1)
The Terriers six-year unbeaten reign in Brooklyn/Queens came to a stunning end in a five-set loss to rival Archbishop Molloy last week. St. Francis Prep, though, bounced back quickly, beating the Stanners in three to earn the top seed in the B/Q Diocesan tournament.
Next: B/Q Diocesan semifinals @ Molloy (Thursday, 4 p.m.)
No. 2 Archbishop Molloy (9-2)
The Stanners might not have the No. 1 seed in the Brooklyn/Queens Diocesan tournament, but they enter the postseason with the confidence they can beat the mighty Terriers, which they finally did last week.
Next: B/Q Diocesan semifinals @Molloy (5:15 p.m.)
No. 3 Stuyvesant (10-0)
Lisa Qiu had 10 assists and three digs and Melissa Chin added four digs and three kills to lead the Vixens to a 25-5, 25-8 win against Washington Irving Monday, moving closer to a 13th straight undefeated division title.
Next: Lab Museum (Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.)
No. 4 Cardozo (8-0)
The Judges reached the semifinals of the Francis Lewis tournament Saturday and beat St. Francis Prep in a tiebreaker to get there. That came after an impressive league win against the Patriots last Monday.
Next: Queens HS of Teaching (Nov. 1, 4:30 p.m.)
No. 5 Brearley (9-0)
Now the fun begins for undefeated Brearley, which is looking to defending its NYSAISAA title. That starts with an AAIS semifinal Thursday.
Next: AAIS semifinals @ Nightingdale-Bamford (Thursday, 4:30 p.m.)
No. 6 Fontbonne Hall (6-4)
The Bonnies record is misleading – their four defeats came in tight matches against St. Francis Prep and Archbishop Molloy. If Fontbonne can knock off Brooklyn rival Bishop Kearney Tuesday, that would set up another classic against the Stanners.
Next: B/Q Diocesan quarterfinals @ Bishop Kearney (Tuesday, 5:15 p.m.)
No. 7 Susan Wagner (10-0)
Junior Kristine Ciurcina was named to the all-tournament team as Wagner finished second in the Tottenville Robert Kronisch tournament Sunday, losing to Fontbonne in the final. On Monday, Jia Sha had 11 digs and Julia Bogdan had eight kills against Curtis.
Next: Petrides (Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.)
No. 8 Fieldston (8-0)
The Eagles swept Poly Prep last week and will be going for back-to-back wins against the Blue Devils Wednesday when they head to Bay Ridge.
Next: @ Poly Prep (Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.)
No. 9 Francis Lewis (6-3)
The Patriots have had to deal with injuries to key players this year, but they reached the semifinals of their tournament Saturday and cruised against Queens HS of Teaching Monday as Regina Anthony had five kills and two digs to lead the way.
Next: Townsend Harris (Nov. 3, 4:30 p.m.)
No. 10 Bronx Science (10-0)
In a tough, 25-17, 25-15 victory against Roosevelt Education Campus Monday, Elissa Shiau had five kills and eight digs and Annie Lee had six aces and three digs for the Wolverines.
Next: Clinton (Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.)
No. 11 Grover Cleveland (8-0)
Angelica Aquino and Carolina Alfonso Reyes had five kills apiece and Eni Sejdini had seven assists for Cleveland in a 25-15, 25-11 win against Newtown Monday.
Next: Academy of American Studies (Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m.)
No. 12 Hunter College HS (10-0)
Gabrielle Frid had 13 assists and three aces, Tiffany Ramos had five aces and three kills, and Courtney Ligh added five kills for the Headhunters in a 25-15, 25-12 win against Brandeis Monday.
Next: HS Fashion Industries (Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.)
No. 13 Midwood (8-1)
It wasn’t easy, but the Hornets got by Sheepshead Bay, 25-15, 25-23 Monday as Alexandra Gordon had five kills and four digs and Elizabet Genis had 14 assists, two aces and two digs.
Next: New Utrecht (Nov. 3, 4:30 p.m.)
No. 14 Brooklyn Tech (9-0)
The Engineers are a win away from an undefeated division title, moving a wstep closer on Monday with a 25-8, 25-14 win against Lane. Colette Littell had 14 kills and Amy Ye had 10 digs, seven kills and six aces in the victory.
Next: Grand Street Campus (Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.)
No. 15 Mary Louis (4-6)
Sure, the Hilltoppers have a sub-.500 record, but consider four of their losses came to the top two teams in the city – St. Francis Prep and Archbishop Molloy. A win against Christ the King Tuesday puts Mary Louis in the Brooklyn/Queens Diocesan semifinals against the Terriers.
Next: B/Q Diocesan quarterfinals, Christ the King (Tuesday, 4 p.m.)
Also receiving votes: Poly Prep (4-3)