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Montclair, NJ (10/22/11) – Sophomore outside hitter Marta Topor (Bogota, NJ / Bogota) posted 29 kills along with 33 digs as Montclair State split a tri-match at the Panzer Athletic Center on Saturday afternoon. The Red Hawks (11-15) knocked off College of St. Elizabeth, 3-1 before falling to Hunter College by the same margin.

Freshman setter Angela Campo (Washington Township, NJ / Westwood) recorded 67 assists as MSU knocked off St. Elizabeth by scores of 25-15, 21-25, 25-21 and 25-17. Freshman Daniella Salemo (Ramsey, NJ / Ramsey) had 10 kills and 20 digs in the loss to Hunter as Montclair dropped the first two sets 25-17, 25-12 before winning the third set 25-20. Hunter took the fourth set 25-18 to claim the victory.

In the victory over St. Elizabeth, Topor finished with 15 kills, including six in the second set as Montclair went up 2-0 in the match. After MSU dropped the third set, Topor had three aces as Montclair closed out the match with the 25-17 win.

Lauren Sharp (Mendham, NJ / West Morris-Mendham) had eight kills in the win while Salemo finished with seven, two aces and eight digs. Topor led Montclair with 23 digs as well as four service aces. Sara Girgus (Green Brook, NJ / Watchung Hills) had six kills and five blocks with Campo recording 36 assists along with three aces and five digs. Libero Kaitlyn Irwin (Cranford, NJ / Cranford) had 14 digs.

Topor and Salemo each collected double-doubles in the loss to Hunter. Topor had 14 kills, including six in the third-set victory to go along with 10 digs. Salemo added 10 kills and 20 digs with Irwin registering a team-best 23 digs. Erika Gerner (Sparta, NJ / Sparta) had six kills while Girgus added three along with three service aces. Campo posted 31 assists.

The Red Hawks return to action on Thursday, October 27 as they host first-place Richard Stockton at the Panzer Athletic Center at 7:00 pm in an NJAC contest. MSU is currently tied with Rutgers-Camden for fourth place in the league at 3-3. A win by the Red Hawks or loss by the Scarlet Raptors would give Montclair State the No. 4 seed and a first-round home match in the NJAC Tournament on November 1.

Montclair holds the tiebreaker over the Scarlet Raptors by virtue of its 3-0 win at home on September 22.