DeafDigest Sports – October 2, 2018

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— random deafsports thoughts

— upcoming football games

— volleyball updates

— soccer updates

DeafDigest Sports collections of the day
— unfortunate hockey accident

deaf schools won/lost records (as of 10/02/18)

2018 football scores (as of 10/02/18)


football games this week

Oct 4 Riverside hosts Noli Indian
Oct 4 Fremont hosts St Vincent de Paul
Oct 4 Washington at Crescent

Oct 5 Maryland hosts Maryland Freedom
Oct 5 Indiana at Crimson Knights
Oct 5 Phoenix at Arete Prep
Oct 5 Colorado at Genoa-Hugo
Oct 5 Alabama at Model

Oct 6 Illinois at Minnesota
Oct 6 Missouri at New Mexico
Oct 6 South Carolina at Carolinas (at Morganton)
Oct 6 Mississippi at Louisiana
Oct 6 Georgia at Tennessee


Delaware volleyball

DSD is now 0-4.

At Deaf Awareness tournament:

We lost against NYSD
DSD 12 – NYSD 25
DSD 15 – NYSD 25

We lost against PSD
DSD 20 – PSD 25
DSD 17- PSD 25


Fremont sports

For the first time since I can remember, we have games on every day of the
week this week!  The rescheduled League Cross Country meet will be today
before our runners participates in the Artichoke Classic this weekend,
good luck to our runners.

The Football and Cheerleading team are eager to return our much
anticipated rivalry series against St. Vincent de Paul.  Since it is a
rival game on Thursday night, we will make it a color rush game.  We would
like you all to help us bring your spirit by dressing in ORANGE at the

The Volleyball team has been waiting for this week all year and they have
a huge weekend coming up in Washington DC for the Spikeout Classic.  You
can follow the team on livestream with a fee at
https://mssdathletics.com/main/otherad/contentID/40184246 good luck to the
girls!  GO CSD EAGLES!

Athlete of the Week – LILIANA ORTIZ.  Our junior has been the heart and
soul of the JV Volleyball team this season.  Her spirit, energy, and
leadership has been invaluable to the team and coaches.  She always wants
what is the best for the team and shows her enthusiasm for the game on the


Lexington Volleyball


Lex 3-1 (25-14, 25-16, 13-25, 25-12) over ASD for the first win of the

PSAA- 0-3

Overall- 1-3

Friday, Sept 28

Bayridge 3-1 (25-16, 25-8, 23-25, 25-15) over Lex

Gigi Zheng had 12 attacks and 7 kills.  Rookies- Julianna Vitucci and
Lawryn Hernandez contributed three kills each.  Dorgianny Flores had 12
aces and 15 assists. Dayana Fragoso had eight aces. Rookie Jayda Merejo
collected six aces.

PSAA- 0-4

Overall 1-4

Deaf Awareness Tournament


Semi-final round

Lex 2-0 (25-14, 25-18) over ASD

May Tun had four aces and 3 kills. Dorgianny Flores had nine assists and
three aces.  Gigi Zheng contributed 3 aces and 4 kills.

Championship game

MPS 2-0 (25-21, 26-24) over Lex

Dayana Fragoso had career-high 12 serving attempts. Gigi Zheng had 10
attacks and 8 kills. May Tun and Dorgianny Flores contributed five kills
each. Dorgianny had 15 assists.

PSAA 0-4

Overall 2-5


New York (Fanwood) volleyball & soccer


New York School for the Deaf vs EF Academy
We lost our first game against EF Academy with a score of 0-2, (11-25 &
10-20). This season we have added many new players to our roster and the
coaches are excited to watch the team grow.

League: 0-2

Deaf Awareness Tournament at LEX
Lexington School for the Deaf hosted their Annual Deaf Awareness
Tournament in Queens, NY. The Tournament was structured by brackets based
on last year’s results. We were placed at the number 3 seed.

The first game was against Delaware School for the Deaf (DSD). The Golden
Tornadoes started really strong, setting the tone for the game from the
first serve. We beat DSD with the of the score of 2-0, (25-12 & 25-15).
Samantha Pon earned 5 aces and Kaila Gathers earned 3 aces.

Next, we faced Marie Philips School (MPS) and were defeated. They went on
to win the championship. The score of our game was 0-2 (20-25 & 7-25).
Even though we lost to MPS, the Golden Tornadoes were able to show their
skill development by completing three passes several times. That was the
team’s goal for the day and they accomplished it. Kiara Herrera and
Samantha Pon each earned one ace.

The 3rd Place game was against the American School for the Deaf (ASD). The
Golden Tornadoes were very exhausted, but they were able to fight to beat
ASD, 2-0 (25-21 & 25-23). Samantha Pon dominated the game with her
amazing, unstoppable serving points.

We finished the Deaf Awareness Tournament in 3rd Place. The coaches are
very proud of all of the players because they worked hard and tried their
best in every game. As a young team, they learned so much and now they are
ready for more games.

Samantha Pon and Britney Pon earned All-Tournament Star. They both worked
really hard for our team. Congratulations, Samantha & Britney! Thank you
LEX for a wonderful Tournament.

League 0-2
Overall: 4-4

New York School for the Deaf vs Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
New York School for the Deaf’s volleyball team traveled to Philadelphia
to play a game against Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD). The Golden
Tornadoes won the game with the score of 3-1 (25-19, 20-25, 26-24 &

The team showed persistence and a will to win, as the last 2 sets were a
close battle.
Team captain, Samantha Pon earned 17 aces, 3 assists, and 3 kills. Kiara
Herrera scored 5 kills and 1 assist. Kaila Gathers earned 3 aces. Anneisha
Persaud earned 7 aces, 1 assist and 1 kill. Freshmen Britney Pon got 3
assists and 6 kills.

The Golden Tornadoes look to keep up the momentum for the next opponent on
Thursday, October 4 at New Jersey School for the Deaf.

League: 0-2
Overall: 7-4


9/27 New York School for the Deaf vs EF International Academy

In our opening game, New York School for the Deaf, Fanwood, fell to EF
International Academy at home by a score of 9-2. Fanwood Forward Christian
Gonzalez scored two goals and Jesus Perez added an assist. Our team played
competitively in the second half, scoring two goals and holding EF to two

EF- 7 – 2 = 9
NY- 0 – 2 = 2

League: 0-1

9/28- New York School for the Deaf vs Montfort Academy
New York School for the Deaf (Fanwood) fell to Montfort Academy at home by
a score of 6-2. Fanwood Forward Christian Gonzalez scored two goals
himself for Fanwood. Our team played competitively in the second half,
scoring two goals and holding Montfort Academy to one goal.

MA- 5 – 1 = 6
NY- 0 – 2 = 2

League: 0-2

10/1 New York School for the Deaf vs Pennsylvania Schoolf for the Deaf

The New York School for the Deaf traveled to the Pennsylvania School for
the Deaf on Monday. Fanwood sophomore, Jaykuss Figueroa, scored a goal
that gave Fanwood the lead at 1-0 over PSD in the first half, and
Fanwood’s defense prevented PSD from scoring. In the second half,
Fanwood’s defense didn’t hold PSD away from the nets. As a result, PSD
scored two goals, which resulted in a final score of 2-1. It was a hard
fought game, and Fanwood showed true competitive spirit.

NY- 1 – 0 = 1
PA- 0 – 2 = 2

League 0-2
Overall 0-3


Pennsylvania volleyball

Yesterday, 10/1, our first home game vs NYSD, the Lady Panther volleyball
team put up a great fight but lost to New York School for the Deaf 1-3
(19-25, 25-19, 24-26, 21-25). Gia DiGiacomo scored 16 aces and Manar
Muatan scored 9 aces, beating her previous record. They played a great
game and are ready to train hard for the next one!

Record 2-2

On 10/11, away game @ Delaware 4:00 PM.


Pennsylvania soccer

Yesterday, (10/1/18), Our first home game vs NYSD. Fanwood challenge our
PSD boys soccer team. It was a hot competition all the way until we pulled
away at end of 2nd half with our first victory of this young season! We
won 2 to 1. Jacob Cross scored two goals, with an assist from Hazim
Haroun. Our freshman goalie, William Sepulveda playing his first game of
this season and saved key goals to keep us in game! Way to go boys and
please congratulations to our boys!!

The record is 1 to 1

On 10/3,  away game @ Wilberforce, NJ 4:00 PM.

Please not only congratulations them but encourage the boys to keep our
PSD panthers spirit up and going!


Riverside volleyball

Riverside volleyball team


JV vs. Hamilton (L)
4-25, 22-25

Varsity vs. Hamilton (W)
25-8, 25-19, 25-21

Watters: 19 assists

Porter: 6 kills
Weiss: 6 kills

Weiss: 8 aces

Metzner: 8 digs


Rochester soccer

The Integrity Bowl featured the RSD Wildcats against the
Blackhawks of Hope Hall. This is a yearly tradition where
these two teams face off in a non-league friendly game of
soccer. An opportunity where everyone can learn a thing
or two about sportsmanship. The focus of winning and
losing is brought to the back burner for a more important
lesson for our students to learn, and that is
S-P-O-R-T-S-M-A-N-S-H-I-P. Our students have endured some
tough blowouts throughout the years, including this
season. We know what it feels to be on the other side,
and as a team, we’re committed to play with the utmost
integrity. Today, was an opportune time to showcase
Everyone did their best to put on an Oscar worthy performance
to keep the game exciting for the home town crowd. This is the
one and only one game I wouldn’t be too upset if we lost as I
know this team does not have many opportunities to be on the
winning side. To hear their fans cheer so enthusiastically for
their students/children as they move the ball down the field,
brings me goosebumps all over every single time we come down
and play them. Even though it was a chilly afternoon, the game
truly warmed me from the inside out.

We played a respectable game and put on a great show for all in
attendance. Both teams played their “hearts” out and everyone
walked away with a smile on their face. Even though RSD went on
to win the game, the Blackhawks did have many exciting shots on
net. We walked off the field very proud of our team. They
played with class and integrity. A job well done for the

Final score:
RSD: 4
Hope Hall: 0

Overall record: 3-6


Washington volleyball

Volleyball Scores: 10/1/18

Lady Terriers 3 @ Hudson’s Bay 0
WSD 25 – BG 17
WSD 32 – bg 30
WSD 25 – BG 18

Record 4-3 (League 0-2)


random deafsports thoughts

DeafDigest Sports editor likes to do research on past
deaf professional athletes.

Were they really deaf? Were they really hard of hearing?
Were they really late-deafened?

Hard to say. One may make a short mention in a deaf publication
many years way back of a deaf athlete. Was the writer accurate
in saying that the athlete was deaf.

We may never know.