[Bill Ackerman - For Shaw Media]
“We haven’t really fought like that before this season. It’s great we were able to do that, especially against a team that’s been beating us for so long,” Levy said. “We have a lot of young players. It helps when we have a calm, level-headed person like Sam on the court to bring us together.”
York coach Patty Iverson used 11 players – five seniors, two juniors and four sophomores. Kao played more as the match progressed. Consecutive kills by Levy, LaBine and Gigi Barr ended the second set. In the third set, York had 10 kills with four errors. Kao also served for five points, creating leads of 15-11 and 23-22.
“[Kao] did a super job opening up the offense,” Iverson said. “The first game was the worst we’ve played all season. I can’t say the third or second one was the best, but we played with grit. That’s important. We didn’t do spectacular things. But we fought back so I’m happy with that.”