Bulldogs avenge opening defeat

Bulldogs avenge opening defeat


Bulldogs avenge opening defeat


The Rumson-Fair Haven girls volleyball team avenged a loss in the first round of the Shore Conference Tournament on Thursday.

The 10th-seeded Bulldogs opened the tournament by beating the No. 7 Bucs 2-1. The Bulldogs opened their regular season with a 2-0 loss to Red Bank.

Rumson junior outside hitter Natalie Pellizzi had four aces, five kills and eight digs. Senior outside hitter Natalie Oberle added two aces, five kills and eight digs. Senior setter Catherine Zimel added three digs and 18 assists and junior libero Eleni Sourlis contributed 12 digs.

Red Bank (13-7) senior setter Becka Zabilowicz had 7 aces, 12 kills, 10 digs and eight assists.

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WALL 2, COLTS NECK 0: The Crimson Knights (20-1) won their 16th straight match, downing the 15th-seeded Cougars (11-12).

For Wall, senior outside hitter Olivia Hayes had five kills and four digs. Freshman outside hitter-defensive specialist Katie Mitchell finished with three kills, six digs and two aces.

JACKSON MEMORIAL 2, BARNEGAT 1: Jackson senior outside hitter Courtney Matlock broke the sixth-seeded Jaguars’ (11-5) all-time kills record as they beat the No. 11 Bengals (11-9).

Matlock has had 212 kills. She broke the record of 206 set by Christa Evans, who graduated in 2010. Matlock finished with 12 kills, two aces and 10 digs.

JACKSON LIBERTY 2, CENTRAL 1: The fifth-seeded Lions (16-3) closed their home season at 9-0 with a win over the No. 12 Golden Eagles (8-7).

Jackson Liberty senior middle blocker April Szymczyk finished with 10 kills and 11 digs. Junior setter Kelly Lynk added 12 digs and 17 assists. Junior setter Audra Didzbalis led Central with two kills, five digs and 19 assists.

SOUTHERN 2, TOMS RIVER NORTH 0: Junior middle blocker Cece Hodgson (seven kills) and junior outside hitter Emily Miglin (six kills) led the top-seeded Rams (19-9) past the No. 16 Mariners (8-9).

Senior libero Sarah Culp paced the Mariners with 17 digs.

MARLBORO 2, MONSIGNOR DONOVAN 0: Led by senior outside hitter Jet Manzi, junior outside hitter Haley Unger and freshman setter Grace Kenningham, the third-seeded Mustangs (17-3) beat the 14th-seeded Griffins (11-12).

Manzi had 12 kills, six digs and two aces. Unger had six kills, three aces and five digs. Kenningham finished with 13 assists, two kills and two aces.

RED BANK CATHOLIC 2, TOMS RIVER SOUTH 1: Propelled by senior middle hitter Brooke Foley’s eight kills, two blocks and three digs, the fourth-seeded Caseys (18-7) ousted the No. 13 Indians (9-10).

Senior outside hitter Alexis Whelan added 11 kills and nine digs. Sophomore setter Tatiana Luis contributed two digs and 12 assists. Junior outside hitter Andrea Eckholt led South with 16 kills and three digs.

MANCHESTER 2, ST. JOHN VIANNEY 0: With junior setter-middle hitter Kylie Siemanowicz notching two blocks, seven kills and seven assists, the eighth-seeded Hawks (14-6) downed the ninth-ranked Lancers (12-6).

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JACKSON MEM. 6, BRICK MEM. 0: Kayla Skodmin had two goals, including one 1:09 into the second half, as the fifth- seeded Jaguars (11-8-1) scored all their goals in the second half and defeated the No. 12 seed Mustangs in a Central IV first-round game. Rianna Jackson and Teresa Carr each had a goal and an assist.

Jackson Memorial will play at No. 4 seed Pennsauken on Tuesday in a sectional quarterfinal.

OCEAN 3, CRANFORD 1: Kelli Shapiro, Laura Gleason and Amanda Roskey each had a goal and an assist, as the No. 9 seed Spartans (13-3-3) defeated the No. 8 seed Cougars (7-6-2) in a North 2 Group III match.

TOMS RIVER NORTH 5, CHERRY HILL WEST 0: Taylor Bauerband scored 33 seconds into the match and also had an assist and Antonia Attardo scored the final two goals as the No. 6 seed Mariners (7-10-2) defeated the Lions (2-17-1) in a Central IV first-round match.

LENAPE 1, TOMS RIVER EAST 0: Alyssa Spear scored with a minute remaining in regulation off a scramble in front of the goal — a goal Toms River East thought was questionable according to coach Julie Clark — as the No. 8 seed Indians defeated the No. 9 seed Raiders (3-11-1) in a South IV first round match.


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