The Red Hawks (8-5) fell to DeSales 3-0 in pool play in the morning before downing Arcadia by the same 3-0 score in the fifth-place contest.
Johnston had 12 kills and 15 digs in the loss to DeSales as the Bulldogs posted a 25-21, 25-21, 25-22 victory. Junior Anna Chesnakova ( East Brunswick, NJ / East Brunswick) had eight kills and five total blocks while Karen Martin ( Sicklerville, NJ / Washington Township) added seven kills and seven digs. Setter Raisa Silva ( Newark, NJ / East Side) had 25 assists and 10 digs while Meghan Stevens ( Woodcliffe Lake, NJ / Pascack Hills) had three services aces and 12 digs.
The Red Hawks would bounce back with a 25-16, 25-10, 25-21 win versus Arcadia. Johnston recorded 10 kills, five aces and seven digs with Chesnakova, Martin and Kara Burnham ( Moorestown, NJ / Moorestown) each adding seven kills. Stevens had 10 digs and two aces and Silva had 31 assists and 10 digs. Martin had three service aces as did junior Christine Toskovich ( Garfield, NJ / Garfield).Montclair State returns to action on Tuesday, September 23 as the Red Hawks travel to Union, NJ to face Kean University in a 7:00 pm matchup at Harwood Arena.