Volleyball Rips Past Rutgers-Newark for Fourth in a Row

Newark, NJ (9/29/09) – Montclair State served 21 consecutive winners to end set one and begin set two on its way to a 3-0 New Jersey Athletic Conference women’s volleyball victory over Rutgers-Newark in The Golden Dome Rec Gym.  Set scores were 25-10, 25-7, 25-15.

Senior outside hitter Karen Martin (Sicklerville, NJ/Washington Township HS) had five aces while serving 13 consecutive Red Hawk points to cap the opening set.  Then, senior opposite Adrianne Moe (Rutherford, NJ/Rutherford) served one ace while delivering nine straight Montclair State points to start set two.

Martin paced the Red Hawks (5-4, NJAC 4-0) with 15 points, hammering down nine kills to go along with her five aces and two assisted blocks while senior outside hitter Samantha Karpinski (Hackensack, NJ/Hackensack) added seven kills and five aces.  MSU totaled 13 aces to the Raiders’ two.

Senior libero Meghan Stevens (Woodcliff Lake, NJ/Pascack Valley) posted a match-high 15 digs for the Red Hawks who also got 15 assists from setter Michelle Del Valle (Teaneck, NJ/Memorial).

Freshman middle blocker Stephanie Touzan (West New York, NJ/Memorial) led the Scarlet Raiders (0-19, NJAC 0-4) with three kills, an ace and an assisted block while classmate Rachel Witt (Basking Ridge, NJ/Ridge) added two kills, a solo block and an assisted block.

The Red Hawks are back in action this Friday, October 2 as they take on Stevens in the Ducks Invitational in Hoboken at 5:00 pm.