Game Summaries & News
Check out the information below for the latest results and news about YULA Girls Athletics!
Girls Tennis vs Buckley
In spite of some last minute adjustments and confusion, the match against Buckley HS went on, and our team was pleased overall.
Our #3 singles couldn't play so Yael Gluck stepped in to play her singles matches. Everyone was able to play last night which was a great experience for our YULA athletes.
Juliette Guetta did well last night against the #2 and #3 singles players against Buckley, keeping herself focused.
A special THANK YOU to Yael Gluck and Lauren Kamjoo for cooperating with the team needs and playing in different positions and with different players.
Our next game is against de Toledo, hope to see you all out there cheering us on!
Coach Juan Carlos
Girls Varsity game @ AGBU
Congratulations YULA Girls Varsity Volleyball Team for their second victory over new opponent, AGBU.
YULA had a rocky start, losing their first set 25-19. Although the team had strong passing from the back row, they struggled to convert on the third ball, allowing AGBU to acquire several unearned points. YULA fell to a seven point deficit late in the game, unable to come back for the win.
YULA got serious and focused for game two, fighting for every point in a very tight game. The match started with back to back lead changes, continuing throughout the match without more than a three point differential by either team. Senior, Magdalena Lazovsky, gave YULA their first break pushing four points to a 16-13 lead for the largest gap of the game. In the front row, Magda continued her power on the net with a strong kill and several solid hits. Sophomore Liana Seidenfeld had a strong net presence as well as middle blocker, keeping AGBU on their toes while Senior Tamar Samson kept the team in the game with her passing from the back row. YULA Girls stayed focused and calm for a 25-23 win.
Going into game three 1-1, YULA knew they had to continue to stay strong and focused. Tzipporah Mayesh started the team off on the right foot with great serving for a 3-0 early lead. The team kept the lead throughout the game, largely thanks to Sophomore Ellie Zisblatt with a six point serving streak to increase the gap to 12-2. Liana Seidenfeld tallied a block and kill in the game while Magda Lazovsky and Ayelet Topp had several solid attacks. Tamar Samson lead a strong defense and had great passing, receiving several tough servers from across the net. The Panthers found their groove, working hard as a team for the 25-20 victory.
The team was eager to bring it home with a game four victory. AGBU did not let up with strong serving, testing YULA's ability on the receiving end. The game found several lead changes and two and three point swings. At a 17-17 nail biter, Tzipporah Mayesh got her stride with a six point serving run, nearly ending the match. With YULA two points shy of the win, AGBU came back within three. But the Panthers never rattled. The team continue to stay calm with both great passing and net presence. At game point for YULA, Magda went back to the line, serving a perfect Ace for the 25-20 win.
YULA is back on the court against Holy Martyrs, looking to put them on a winning streak. Come support the team at the JCC at 5!
Let's Go Panthers!
Girls Varsity Volleyball @ Pilibos
YULA Girls Volleyball fought well against Pilibos as they faced them for the second and final time for the season. YULA's first match up against the Eagles did not go well so this round, they were ready to compete.
Game one YULA came out strong. Pilibos had some strong hitting from the net but Libero Tamar Samson was there digging everything that came her way. Magdalena Lazovsky went on four point serving run, tallying aces for each, helping to keep YULA in the running. Magda continued her power on the net with several kills, putting a frustrated Pilibos on their heels. Unfortunately, YULA couldn't quite take the lead away, losing 25-21.
Game two YULA lost a little of their thunder and couldn't quite get into their same grove. The team fell to an early 7-0 deficit and couldn't seem to recover. With several errors all around, the failed to pick up any momentum and suffered a tough 25-11 loss.
Luckily, the game two loss lit a fire for YULA. With Pilibos thinking they were coming in to an easy game three win, YULA was ready to prove just how good they were. With a neck and neck game, Tammie Peled broke through with a six point serving streak, giving YULA their first strong lead of the night, 11-2. Magda continued her magic, not only with several more impressive kills at the net, she also picked up everything around the court, including saving a wild ball heading for the stands, earning YULA a well earned point. Liana Seidenfeld also had a strong presence at the net including an impressive winning battle agains Pilibos's middle blocker. The team came through with a 25-16 win!
YULA went in to game four knowing that they needed two more wins to be victorious over Pilibos. The Eagles once again came out with a strong serve, putting YULA at a 6-0 deficit to start the game. It took YULA a little while to get there footing, but kept pushing and bring YULA back to within one. Both teams fought hard. Setter, Tzipporah Mayesh set up some great plays for our front row to attack. Magda again had a strong game all around, hitting, serving and digging as well as making a second impressive save for a winning point. Unfortunate,y, YULA struggled to put the ball away and earn necessary points to overcome Pilibos. They fell to a 25-16 loss.
YULA showed just how strong a team they are and that they can compete against anyone. Everyone watching could see the improvement of these girls in such little time. We all are eager to get back on the courts for our first match up against De Toledo. Without a doubt, YULA will come out ready to win!
Girls First Cross Country Meet @ Providence High
Cross country had their first meet of the year and I couldn’t be more proud of the girls. Despite 96 degree weather the entire team ran the 2.6 mile race with vigorous determination, which showed in their times. Each member of the team set personal records for their fastest pace. All of the girls worked so well with each other, pushing each other to keep going and to dig deeper than they ever had before. A special shout out to our three fastest players today – Golda Valensi (21:29), Rachelle Kelman (25:02), and Esther Dahan (25:47). Our next meet isThursday, September 26. Come out and support our YULA PANTHERS!