DENVILLE, NJ – Ninth-seed Morris Knolls volleyball defeated 24th-seed Morristown-Beard, 2-0, in the preliminary round of the Morris County Tournament in Denville on Mon., Oct. 7.

It was clear Morris Knolls outmatched its opponent when Golden Eagles Skye Eppel scored 16 straight service points in the first game before Morristown-Beard managed to put up its first.

Morris Knolls finished the first game 25-5 and the second one 25-17, producing the following stats:

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Skye Eppel (senior) – 9 digs, one assist, 23 service points, eight aces

Mary Griffin (senior) – six digs

Ashley Kiely (junior) – six kills, one dig

Lea Mackey (sophomore) – six kills, one dig, three service points, one ace

Brianna Mennella (sophomore) – three digs

Annie Nolan (junior) – one kill, four digs, 11 assists

Reagan Smith (junior) – five kills, two digs, two service points

The 7-6 Golden Eagles will face 8th-seed Madison on the road on or before Oct. 12.

In regular season play, Morris Knolls will host Roxbury (12-3) on Tue., Oct. 8, at 4 p.m.


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