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Tuesday, Nov. 7

NJSIAA Sectional Championship Matches

South Jersey Group 4

(1) Southern 2, (2) Williamstown 1, (26-24, 20-25, 25-21)


South Jersey Group 3

(1) Mainland 2, (2) Pinelands 1 (25-17, 21-25, 25-23)

The magical run of the Wildcats (18-11) came to a close as Mainland (19-7) was able to hold on to the three-set victory, winning the rematch of last year's South Jersey Group 3 sectional championship.

Jill Becker and Nicole Tarnacki each had 10 kills, leading the way for Pinelands. Becker and Tarnacki combined for 19 digs in the loss for Pinelands. Olivia Shertenlieb had a team-high 26 assists, doing all she possibly could to keep the Wildcats in the match the entire time.


Central Jersey Group 2

(1) Gov. Livingston 2, (2) Raritan 0 (25-15, 25-18)

The Rockets (14-8) were taken down by perennial powerhouse Gov. Livingston (20-6) as the Highlanders won their second consecutive sectional title.

Raritan was led by Annie Fanduiz, who had a team-high 9 digs over the two-set battle. Sophie Papagiannakis gave the Rockets all she could with her team-high 7 assists and her 4 digs. Julia DelMasto added 8 digs for Raritan.

Sam Huynh led the Highlanders with 12 assists while adding three crucial service points in the victory.

South Jersey Group 2

(1) Barnegat 2, (2) Pleasantville 0 (25-16, 25-13)

The Bengals (22-4) were tied with Pleasantville (18-5) at 13 in the first set and they never looked back, winning their second SJG2 sectional title in the last three years.

Ace after ace was the name of the game for the Bengals, with 10 throughout the two-set masterclass performance. The Bengals were led by Annabella Fraim, who continued to put on a clinic. She led the way with 18 assists while adding 5 service points, 2 aces, 2 digs and a kill. Ashley Berger led all with 9 kills while tallying 8 digs in the victory. Taralynn Charland led the squad with 10 digs and 8 service points. The Bengals will take on the CJG2 champion at home on Thursday. (Game story to come.)

South Jersey Group 1

(2) Delaware Valley 2, (1) Point Beach 1 (13-25, 25-7, 25-21)

After dropping the first set, the Terriers (16-7) rallied to dominate the second set before holding off a comeback bid in the third and deciding stanza to defeat the Garnet Gulls (16-13) and claim their third consecutive sectional championship.

Down by as many as seven points in the third set, Point Beach fought back to tie the score at 20 on two straight service points by junior middle blocker Lucia Robinson and a set-tying kill by junior Celia Frizzell. Delaware Valley pulled ahead on a kill by senior Josie Lavigna and did not relinquish the lead the rest of the way, denying Point Beach its first sectional title for the third straight season.

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