By JORDANA PEARLMAN
With many exciting wins and some upsetting losses, from late August through early November Jericho varsity athletes worked very hard while playing the sports they love.
The Jericho girls varsity tennis team finished in third place in Conference II-A. With an amazing overall season, and a record of ten wins and four losses, Coach O’Connell could not be more proud. “This was one of my favorite teams I have worked with. Although we had many new members to the team, we all connected very well and had a fun season together. From day one of the season until now, I have noticed great improvement among my players,” she said. Unfortunately, Jericho lost to Wheatley in the first round of the playoffs with a final score of 4-3.
The Jericho boys varsity soccer team never left the nest disappointed during the fall season. The boys finished in first place in both Conference A-1 and in Nassau County overall. They completed a phenomenal season with an overall record of twelve wins, two losses, and three ties. Captain Todd P., said, “I thought we played well, but the outcome didn’t come to what we wanted it to be. I’m hoping they do better next season.” The playoffs came to an early end with a devastating loss to South Side in the second round by a score of 3-1.
The Jericho girls varsity soccer team finished one of their best seasons yet with a regular season record of nine wins, four losses, and two ties, finishing second in conference AB-3. Captains Sabrina M., Sam L., and Jess B., led the team through this strong season. “I thought that overall we had a great season. From my three years being on varsity, I thought that this was by far the best season and the most fun team to be a part of. I thought that during the playoff game we tried our best, and despite the loss, we definitely played well as a team and it was very hard to watch us lose. Throughout the season, I think that we definitely became a better team,” Sabrina M. said. Sadly, the team lost 3-0 to Manhasset in the first round of the playoffs.
The girls varsity volleyball team completed an excellent season with fifteen wins and two losses, and the team finished first in conference A-3. Captain Karen L., said, “This year in A-3, our record was 15-2 which is actually, in my opinion, phenomenal.” She added, “I’m really proud overall of how we’ve gotten so far.” The team ended their season with a loss to Wantagh in the first round of the playoffs with a score of 3-0.
The cross country team had another season full of great conditioning and success. “We started off great and finished even better. The overall season was a lot of fun with a lot of running. We worked through practice really hard and in the end it paid off. In every single race, you saw everyone’s times going down as a team throughout the season,” said Captain Sydney D.
The success of the fall season was shown through every competition and game. We look forward to seeing all the teams in action this winter.
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