Barnegat improves to 6-0

Barnegat improves to 6-0


Barnegat improves to 6-0


The host Barnegat girls volleyball team pushed its record to 6-0 with a 2-1 win over Monsignor Donovan in Shore Conference Class B South on Thursday.

The Bengals, who are 4-0 in Class B South, rallied for the win, posting a 25-22 victory over the Griffins (3-4, 1-2) in the final game of the match.

Barnegat’s Nikki Casertano notched three kills, eight digs and 25 assists in the match. Sara Ridgway added three aces, 12 kills and 13 digs. Meg Nichols contributed eight kills and three digs. Maia Lloyd aided the win with four aces, four kills and 16 digs.

For Donovan, Ashley Gudling had nine digs and two aces. Paige Laurence notched two blocks, six digs and three aces. Jessica Sipili added three kills, three blocks and six digs.

TR NORTH 2, BRICK MEM. 1: The Mariners (5-0, 4-0) pulled out the win with a 25-15 conquest of the host Mustangs (2-5, 1-3) in Class A South.

North’s Chandler Schalhoub put up five assists, eight digs and five kills. Amanda Wrightson added three blocks and eight kills. Sydney Binkley contributed 24 assists and three kills. Aubrey Binkley added 12 kills.

For the Mustangs, Lisa Acosta put four assists, two blocks, 11 digs and five kills into the book. Danielle Oakley added four blocks, 11 digs and five kills. Kerry Larkin contributed three assists, six digs and four kills.

JACKSON MEM. 2, TR SOUTH 0: Brianna Roath’s 6 kills, 13 digs and six aces powered the host Jaguars (6-0, 3-0) past the Indians (4-3, 1-3) in Class A South.

Karolina Sieczkowski added five kills and nine digs. Yuliya Myrovych contributed two blocks. Mia Stanzione led South with six digs. Danielle added three aces and one kill. Andrea Eckholt contributed two kills and four digs.


FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP 2, COLTS NECK 0: Madison Dunn scored the first goal of the game in the 28th minute leading the Patriots (5-1, 4-1) over the Cougars (3-2, 3-2) in a Class A North game. Nicole Whitely also netted a goal in the 47th minute off an assist from Dunn.


Shore Conference Tournament Quarterfinals

RUMSON-FH 3, MARLBORO 2: Rumson-Fair Haven’s Camryn Short chose a large stage to announce her presence to the Shore as the freshman earned a convincing victory over one of the conference’s top singles competitors in junior Hayley Barnett by scores of 6-3 and 6-4 en route to a fifth-seeded Bulldogs (4-1) upset over the No. 4 Mustangs (8-4).

Rumson swept doubles play as the Bulldogs first doubles outfit of freshman Katie Foos and junior Phoebe Short (7-5, 6-2), as well as the second doubles unit of Caroline Heins and Jesse Rigby (6-1, 6-1), each clinched points.

Marlboro’s Seline Lee (6-7, 6-2, 10-3) and Rachel Ma (4-6, 6-3, 6-0) captured victories at second and third singles, repsectively.

Rumson is scheduled to travel to top seeded Holmdel on Monday for a semfinals matchup with the Hornets.

HOLMDEL 5, TR NORTH 0: Alicia Lai (6-2, 6-4), Sarah Yan (6-2, 6-0), and Lucy Wang (6-0, 6-4) all clinched singles points for Holmdel as the top-seeded Hornets (10-1) advanced their undefeated mark against Shore Conference opponents with a quarterfinals shutout of the Raiders (6-2).

Holmdel’s first doubles team of Stephanie Pugh and Nandini Krishnaswamy (6-1, 6-2), as well as the secodn doubles pairing of Angela Tu and Emily Kong (6-0, 6-0), swept doubles-play.

FREEHOLD 3, WALL 2: Michaela Hlavata (6-3, 6-0)and Anjali Prabhat (5-7, 6-4, 6-4) both clinched points in singles competition for Freehold as the Colonials (9-0) defeated the Knights (7-2) for the second time in as many days.

Freehold collected it’s third point of the afternoon from its second doubles team as Peyton Conover and Amanda Rocha played to a 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 comeback victory.

Wall’s Shaina Donner captured a point at third singles with a 6-4, 6-3 victory, while the Knights top doubles pairing of Amanda Harrold and Amy Lutick won by scores of 6-3 and 6-4.

Freehold is slated to take on the winner of second-seeded Manasquan and No. 7 St. John Vianney in the semi-finals on September 30.


CENTRAL 1, JACKSON LIB. 0: Four minutes into the first half, Central forward Madison Fimons collected a loose ball near the opposition’s left post and shoved the eventual game-winning-goal to the back of the cage, helping to preserve the Golden Eagles’ (5-0, 5-0) perfect season with a victory over the Lions (1-3-1, 1-3-1) in this Class B South bout.

Central’s Taylor Keehn was the beneficiary of strong defensive play recording the shutout after making one save, while her Jackson Liberty counterpart Karlie Baran stopped 17 shots.

PINELANDS 2, BARNEGAT 2: Pinelands Kurstin Binhelder and Elisha Hartman found the back of the cage, as did Barnegat’s Sadie Sciarillo and Alexandra Kern as the Wildcats (3-1-1) and the Bengals (2-2-2) played to a tie in Class B South.

More USA TODAY High School Sports