SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains advances to the next round of the State volleyball tournament by beating Newark East Side 25-18, 25-10.

A balanced attacked paved the way to the win:

  • Colin Donahue: 4 kills, 2 blocks, 1 ace.
  • Ryan Metzger: 4 kills 1 block, 4 aces.
  • Jimmy Walsh: 15 assists.
  • Braedon Cooke: 2 kills, 2 aces, 4 digs.
  • Peter Sailsman: 2 kills, 1 block.
  • Tony Ngumah: 2 kills 1 block.
  • Marcello Cappuccio: 7 digs.

"I think we continued our balanced attack and defense against Newark East Side, but there are still some areas we can tweak," said varsity coach Brock Hor. 

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"Ridge is next, and if last meet up is any indicator, it’s going to be a tough match. We need to continue to play at a high level and stay healthy," Coach Hor added. "The biggest thing is to have fun and play with passion. I told them, 'Respect Everyone, Fear No One'."

The Raiders travel to Basking Ridge in the next round of the State tournament on Thursday, May 23, at 3:00 p.m.