Volleyball Rallies Past Farmingdale for Split at Hunter Invitational

Old Westbury Box Score / Farmingdale State Box Score

New York, NY (10/30/10) – The Montclair State volleyball team captured the final two sets for a 3-2 victory over Farmingdale State as the Red Hawks split their first two matches at the Hunter Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

MSU (5-28) trailed 2-1 (20-25, 25-14, 24-26) before squaring its match with a 25-18 win in the fourth set. Montclair then took the decisive fifth set 20-18. Earlier in the day, the Red Hawks lost to Old Westbury in four sets (22-25, 26-28, 25-21, 25-27).

Freshman Megan Cockcroft (Rutherford, NJ / Rutherford) posted 14 kills in the win over Farmingdale while classmate Marta Topor (Bogota, NJ / Bogota) had a double-double with 10 kills and 15 digs. Sophomore Alyssa Batiste (Manahwkin, NJ / Southern Regional) recorded nine kills and 13 assists with setter Bella Milstein (Edison, NJ / JP Stevens) notching a team-beat 16 assists. Freshman libero Kaitlyn Irwin (Cranford, NJ / Cranford) continued to add to her single-season record for digs with 29.

Topor had 10 kills and 10 digs in the loss to Old Westbury. Cockcroft contributed five kills with Batiste getting seven kills and 17 assists. Milstein posted nine assists and six digs with Irwin topping the 30-dig mark for the fifth time this season

The Red Hawks conclude action in the Hunter Invitational on Sunday, October 31 with a pair of matches. MSU will then take on third-seeded Rutgers-Camden in the opening round of the NJAC Volleyball Championship Tournament on Tuesday, November 2 in Camden at 7:00 pm.