Yeshiva League Sports (YLS) with Elliot Weiselberg has returned to JM in the AM! Nachum presented Elliot on this morning’s program to deliver the latest Yeshiva League spring sports information. You can read the transcription of this morning’s update below:
We’ve hit the start of May and although it seems like Spring has just begun, it’s quickly ramping up toward its apex. Several leagues will wrap up over the next 10 days and we will once again be in the heart of playoff season. Today on the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, soccer and girls hockey prepare for exciting finishes, while boys volleyball decides a clear-cut number one. All that and more, straight ahead. Good morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
By Friday morning, all 4 soccer leagues will have their playoff brackets set and ready to roll. In boys varsity, the top 2 teams from each conference, as well as the next top 2 qualifiers will make the postseason. Out West, TABC and Kushner will be the 2 automatic qualifiers. The East has its 2 qualifiers with DRS and HANC. The Central however only has a division champion, MTA. SAR is a lock based on the math, but will need to see how Flatbush finishes to determine whether it’ll be as a wildcard or not. The final 2 spots will come down to Flatbush, HAFTR and Magen David. HAFTR and Flatbush currently sit at 10 points while Magen David is at 6, and any Warrior loss or a win by Flatbush and HAFTR will end the discussion. Boys JV is a bit easier. If you’re in the top 2 in your division, you make it. Frisch, TABC, North Shore, DRS, Magen David and Flatbush have qualified. Whichever two of those teams finishes with the best records will enjoy a first round bye.
Girls Varsity will see the top 3 division records and the next two from either division qualify as a wildcard. Out West, only Maayanot has qualified, but with 3 teams at 8 points, Kushner, Hillel and SAR, and another, Bruriah, still able to reach 8 points, it’ll come down to Bruriah’s remaining games to figure it out. Should Bruriah lose a game, the other 3 teams will qualify as the East will only have 1 wild card qualifier. Flatbush, Central, SKA and North Shore have clinched berths, with no other teams in the division able to reach the 8 point mark.
In Girls JV, the top 4 teams qualify and those will be Frisch, Maayanot, Kushner and North Shore.
Boys volleyball’s last remaining undefeated teams went toe- to- toe last week as 5-0 Frisch met 4-0 SAR. After 4 sets, only one remained unblemished and it was the Sting who emerged unscathed, winning the first 2 sets, 21-19, dropping the 3rd,21-16, but then putting it away, 21-12. SAR has 3 games left between them and a perfect season but Frisch is not going away, already rebounding for win number 6 with a massive win over Ramaz last night.
In Girls Hockey, both the East and the West are locked in tight races as we approach the final 10 days. In the West, defending champion Frisch has already locked up a berth with 4 teams fighting each other over the next week for the remaining 3 spots. In the East, SAR has clinched the division. HANC and Central are on the cusp of a berth, due in part to Central’s 2-1 win over HAFTR last night, Senior Yael Evgi netting the game-winner for the Wildcats. But North Shore, HAFTR and SKA are still alive and fighting to make the postseason.
As mentioned last week, we are now less than 3 weeks away from the 2017 Martin Weiselberg Memorial Hockey Tournament. The fundraising portion of our event has already gotten underway and teams are beginning to collect money to help us to our $10,000 goal for Hatzolah. Please help them in their efforts and get a chance to win some amazing prizes by going to our website, www.mwtournament.com and purchasing a raffle ticket for one of our spectacular raffle prizes. Whether it’s the autographed Lundqvist jersey or autographed Carey Price jersey, the Patrick Kane autographed photo collage, the Bobby Orr autographed puck or the Camp Dovid scholarship, all money will help us toward this amazing accomplishment. Stay tuned to JM in the AM for more details.
And that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.