Cortland, NY (8/30/08) –
The Montclair State volleyball team finished in fourth place at the Red
Dragon Classic held at Cortland on Saturday. MSU (2-2) fell to eventual
champion New Paltz in the semifinals, 3-0 before dropping a five-set
match to Lebanon Valley in the third-place contest.
Junior Kara Burnham (Moorestown, NJ / Moorestown) was named to the All-Tournament Team. MSU fell to New Paltz in the semifinals straight sets, 25-12, 25-22 and 25-12.
Red Hawks then forced a deciding fifth game in the consolation game
with Lebanon Valley before falling 16-25, 25-16, 19-25, 26-24, 7-15.
In the match with New Paltz, sophomore Devon Johnston (Moorestown, NJ / Moorestown) led the way with seven kills and 12 digs while juniors Anna Chesnakova (East Brunswick, NJ / East Brunswick) and Karen Martin (Sicklerville, NJ / Washington Township) added seven and six kills, respectively. Burnham collected five kills while setter Raisa Silva (Newark, NJ /East Side) had 21 assists. Libero Meghan Stevens (Woodcliffe Lake, NJ / Pascack Hills) contributed 13 digs.
had 13 kills and eight digs in the loss to Lebanon Valley with Burnham
also gaining double digits with 12 kills along with four block assists.
Chesnakova had nine kills and Martin recorded eight along with seven
digs. Silva had 39 assists.
State returns to action on Tuesday, September 2 as they travel to
Hackettstown, NJ to face Centenary College in a 7:30 pm matchup.