The historic run of the Hastings volleyball team ended Thursday when the Yellow Jackets fell to upstate Trumansburg Dickerson High School 3-0 in the New York State Regional semifinals at Elmira High School.
Hastings (13-7) earned the right to play in the regional by winning the schools first Section 1 Class C volleyball championship over Rye Neck last Saturday. Trumansburg (20-1), the Section 4 representative, advanced the regional final.
Trumansburg won the first set of the match 25-15, but the Yellow Jackets recovered to make the second a close one, losing 25-21. Trumansburg won a convincing 25-6 final set to eliminate Hastings.
Erica Freed had seven kills and Yellow Jackets co-captain Emma Sweeting had four to lead Hastings in the match.
Sweeting said Tuesday that the unexpected and unprecedented Section 1 championship was the result of teamwork and good chemistry and good timing.
To be able to win a championship for the school in our senior year after struggling the last three years is great, Sweeting said. I couldnt ask for more. We really enjoyed playing together this year, working together and winning a sectional championship.
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