Every Tuesday morning at 7:20 ET Nachum Segal will present Elliot Weiselberg on JM in the AM to deliver the Yeshiva League Sports (YLS) Update. Tune in for the latest Yeshiva League Spring Sports information, as well as, the occasional update on other sports happenings in the Jewish world. The transcription for this morning’s update is below.
We’ve finally hit the month of May and as the Omer counts us closer to Shavuot, each passing day brings us one step closer to the Spring Season playoffs. Today on the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, a Girls Varsity Hockey Championship rematch, tonight, in Teaneck, MTA and Ramaz will play two to determine Boys Varsity Soccer’s Central division, and no “lyin”, Solomon Schechter makes a push for the postseason, in Boys Volleyball. All that and more, straight ahead. Good Morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
The Solomon Schechter Lions had a 2017 Boys Volleyball season to forget. Going 1-7 last year, their only win over winless YDE, it may have come as a bit of a surprise when the Lions came into 2018 winning two of their first three contests. Over the last two weeks, however, Schechter has demolished all previous expectation, and inserted themselves as serious contenders to earn a spot in the 2018 postseason. Since a three-set loss to undefeated HAFTR, right out of the Pesach break, the Lions have rolled off three straight victories, a five-set marathon to Magen David, and three-set sweeps of North Shore and Flatbush. At 5-2, the Lions currently sit in 2nd place of 11 teams, only four of which will make the postseason. More importantly, six teams presently sit within one loss of the Lions, but Schechter has the benefit of having played more games, and hold tiebreak advantages over three of those teams, by virtue of their winning streak. The Lions will cap off their regular season, this Thursday night, against SAR. A win over the Sting will make it very likely that Solomon Schechter will find their way to the Boys Volleyball postseason. In other action, Frisch climbed back to the .500 mark, at 2-2, dropping Magen David in the Warriors’ third five-set match this season.
Girls Softball is nearing the half-way point, and thus far, for the Central Wildcats, it’s been relatively easy-going. This past Thursday, Central picked up their third win of the season, 5-0, over the HANC Hurricanes. In the three games that they’ve played, prior to last night’s contest with North Shore, all wins, Central has outscored their opponents 27-1. This Friday, however, will be their chance to rack up an important win, when they square off with last year’s Eastern Division champion, the SKA Sonics. SKA currently sits at 1-0, and will play HANC, prior to their meetup with Central, tomorrow night. Across the river, a familiar name sits atop the board, as Ma’ayanot remains the only undefeated team, at 2-0, having knocked off SAR and Hillel in the past week, 6-4 and 6-0, respectively.
Boys Varsity Soccer is shaping up for an epic showdown to decide the Central division, as MTA and Ramaz gear up to battle, not once, but twice over the coming week and a half. Both the Lions and Rams sit atop the division, with undefeated records. MTA at 5-0 after a 15-8 win last Monday night over SAR, and Ramaz, at 6-0, following a 1-0 shutout of YDE on Wednesday night. MTA still has one more game against SAR tonight, however, should the Lions win, both they and Ramaz will be 6-0 going into the last two games of the season, for both of them, a home-and-home with each other. The two will square off Thursday night in MTA and follow that up next Wednesday in Ramaz to determine who walks away with the Central division crown. In other contests, the HANC Hurricanes threw a wrench into the plans of the DRS Wildcats to run away with the East, dropping the Wildcats, in overtime, 3-2.
Finally Girls Varsity hockey will see the top two Western Division teams square off, tonight, as the 6-0 Kushner Cobras travel to Teaneck, to meet up with the 4-1 Ma’ayanot Rapids. The last time these two met was in last year’s championship game, a 2-0 Cobra victory. Both teams squared off with the Frisch Cougars in their last contests, both walking away with victories. For Ma’ayanot, it was a 2-1 win, the 4th contest in five games that they’ve yielded one goal or less. For Kushner, a 1-0 victory, the game winner by Senior Olivia Lefkovitz in the final two minutes of the game, and Kushner’s 4th straight shutout.
And that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.