West Deptford, NJ (9/20/11) – The Montclair State volleyball team dropped a tough five-set match with Rowan University on Tuesday evening at the RiverWinds Community Center.
The Red Hawks, who fell to 5-10 overall, 0-2 in the NJAC,
lost the first set 25-17 but came back to take the next two 25-22, 25-19
for a 2-1 advantage. Rowan (5-1, 1-1 NJAC) tied the match with a 30-28
win in the fourth set and the Profs used the same two-point win in the
decisive fifth set (17-15) to take the match.
The Profs were led by outside hitter/middle blocker Krissy Collins (so. Williamstown, NJ/Williamstown) with 14 kills and two service aces. Outside hitter/middle blocker Dakota Oeskovic (so. Pine Beach, NJ/Toms River S.) added 13 kills and nine digs. Outside hitter/middle blocker Sarah Hanrahan (fr. Montvale, NJ/Pascack Hills) tallied eight kills, 19 digs and three blocks. Middle blocker Nikki Binetti (so. Brick, NJ/Brick Twp.) contributed with seven kills and four blocks.
For the Red Hawks, outside hitter Daniella Salemo (fr. Ramsey, NJ/Ramsey) posted a match-high 18 kills and 16 digs. Outside hitter Alyssa Batiste (jr. Manahawkin, NJ/Southern Reg.) chipped in with 10 kills, 13 digs and five service aces. Middle blocker Sara Girgus (so. Green Brook, NJ/Watchung Hills) collected nine kills and 21 digs. Setter Angela Campo (fr. Washington Twp., NJ/Westwood Reg.) dished 30 assists. Libero Kaitlyn Irwin (so. Cranford, NJ/Cranford) added 31 digs.
Montclair State returns to action on Thursday, September 22 as they host Rutgers-Camden at the Panzer Athletic Center beginning at 7:00 pm. Last season, MSU fell to the Scarlet Raptors twice, including a 3-0 decision in the opening round of the NJAC Tournament in Camden, NJ.