Van Buren leads 'Pequa's sweep for 'AA' title
Lauren Van Buren had 10 kills, 13 digs, three aces and two blocks and Joanne Josephson had nine kills and six blocks as No. 1 Massapequa beat No. 2 Hicksville, 25-15, 25-12, 25-12, to win the Nassau Class AA girls volleyball championship at SUNY-Old Westbury Tuesday. Kristen Marchisotto had 33 assists and Erin Bies added 18 digs.
Massapequa (15-0) plays the winner of Lindenhurst vs. Smithtown East in the Long Island championship at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's College in Patchogue.
The Chiefs last won the Long Island championship in 2007, when they also won a state title. This is Massapequa's 12th consecutive county title.
"We came out strong from the beginning," coach CarolAnn Habeeb-Kiel said. "We were excited to play and just wanted to pull away right from the get-go."
Hicksville finished 10-5.