BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- A loss to Old Bridge in the state championship game Tuesday night in South Brunswick didn't dim the brilliance of the season the Ridge High School volleyball team turned in.
Inlcuding their 25-19, 25-21 championship loss to Old Bridge, the Red Devils finished their season with a 21-6 record. They had a five-game winning streak going into the state final.
Top performers in the state final for Ridge were Michael Henderson, Simon Moeller, Austin Zhao, Justin Hong, Shane Holcomb, Max Metzner and Peter Helverson.
Other contributors to Ridge's championship run included David Kim, Frankie Occhiogrosso, Nick Serluco, Ben Shanofsky and Aiden Wiehe.
Zhao led the team with 188 kills and Moeller was second with 157 kills. Metzner paced the Red Devils with 46 blocks. Helverson had a team-high 139 digs. Henderson racked up 568 assists. Zhao topped the team in aces with 32.