WOHS Girls Volleyball Edges Cedar Grove, 2-1

October 20, 2013 at 7:08 PM

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange girls volleyball team squared off against the Panthers of Cedar Grove in the Jerry Tarnoff Gymnasium on Friday and came away with a 2-1 victory.

West Orange opened up scoring in the first set early with strong net play by junior Anna Lackey.  Momentum shifted with towards Cedar Grove on the eight straight aces of the Panther’s senior Jillian Goldberg. A 10-0 West Orange run led by senior Erin Lester brought the score to a 20-20 tie. However, early scores by Cedar Grove proved too much to handle, and the Panthers took the first set.

In the second frame West Orange rallied back, taking the set 25-17. By the third set, West Orange had neutralized the threat of Goldberg’s precise serves with the dig work of WOHS’s Emily Montgomery, who would lead the Mountaineers with nine digs. West Orange proved to be too strong upfront; Anna Lackey iced the game with an emphatic spike.  West Orange won the set, 25-13, taking the match in three sets.

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“We’ve been really working on our team cohesion, bringing together all the talent we have and showing it on the court.  We have a very talented group.  In the past we may have had one or two good players.  This year that is not the case...we have 5-6 girls on the court at a time that can really play the game, and play it well.” said West Orange Coach Kristen O’Connell.

Friday’s win brought West Orange 7-10 on the season, already two wins better than last season’s campaign, with five games remaining against Park Ridge, Nutley, West Essex, Bloomfield, and Science Park.  This is West Orange Volleyball’s second year in the A Division, and their marked improvement is hard to miss after such a performance.

“We brought a lot of energy to the court this afternoon and this win was a great way to grow our confidence.” Anna Lackey remarked.


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