EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — The East Brunswick girls volleyball team advanced to the final round of the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 4 tournament with an arduous 24-26, 25-18, 25-14 victory over J.P. Stevens in the semifinal round on Friday.

Hailey Benesz finished with nine kills and five digs for East Brunswick (14-1) in this meeting of two teams that each came into the contest with just one loss apiece. J.P. Stevens is now 13-2.

Ysabella Sapienza totaled 20 assists, 16 digs and three kills; Anaya Prince came through with four blocks to go with five kills and one dig; Megan Lee had 12 digs; and Paige Anania finished with six kills, 12 digs and three assists for the Bears.