Fontbonnne Bonnies JV, Varsity Capture Volleyball Wins
On Monday September 25th the Fontbonne Varsity volleyball squad met Saint Saviours in GCHSAA League play. The Varsity easily defeated the Pandas 3-0. They were led by the junior trio of Jane Taikina, Liz Rogers and Kelly Johnston, along with Seniors Alair Sheehan and Kristina Lundberg.
The Varsity league record stands at 2-1.
The JV was equally successful on Thursday against Nazareth coasting to an easy victory. This gave the JV a perfect 3-0 record in league play.
On Saturday both teams traveled to Martin Luther High School in Maspeth to compete in a non-league tournament. After a slow start, losing their first match to Long Island Lutheran Academy (15-3, 15-6), the Bonnie Varsity were able to hit their stride against Saint Agnes (15-6, 15-5). This enabled the Bonnies to make the playoffs, were the met the host team, Martin Luther in the semi-finals. A quick defeat of Martin Luther (15-3, 15-5) found the Bonnies facing their first round opponent, LI Lutheran for the title.
In this second match up LI Lutheran found a different team waiting for them. What followed was an exciting hard fought match that resulted in a Fontbonne victory (15-8, 12-15, 17-15). Senior hitters Kristina Lundberg (tournament MVP) and Alair Sheehan, along with juniors Kelly Johnston, Liz Rogers and Jane Taikina, paced the Varsity to this impressive comeback.
On the JV side the Bonnies cruised through the prelims with wins over Saint Agnes (15-3, 15-5), and Martin Luther (15-3, 15-3), finishing pool play at 4-0. First up in the semi-final playoffs was GCHSAA rival Archbishop Molloy. The Bonnies took the first game 15-8 and dropped the second12-15. The tie breaker of total points put the Bonnies into the finals against LI Lutheran. There, they were able to prevail15-3, 15-3, to win the title. Leading the JV were sophs April Shaughnessy, and Maggie Sheehan, along with frosh Kara Egan, Justina Johnson and Sarah McCarthy (tournament MVP).