ONEONTA- In what is a major breakthrough in program history, the Norwich varsity girls’ volleyball team are Southern Tier Athletic Conference East Division Champions. Norwich wrapped up a stellar regular season by defeating their longtime rival the Oneonta Yellowjackets in an intense four game set to clinch the program’s pivotal milestone.
The Tornado (15-1) added another success to their already impressive 2021 resume; Number 1 team in NYS class B girls’ volleyball according to MaxPreps.com, advance their 15 game winning streak, and now STAC East Champions.
Norwich played in a very hostile environment with fans packing Oneonta’s gymnasium, but the Tornado remained undeterred in their focus of a capturing that elusive division title.
“The girls showed a lot of character playing in that environment…the gym was packed…I’m proud of them,” said Norwich Assistant Coach Pete Komendarek, adding that this was the definition of a great team win.