LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Livingston High School boys volleyball team took on the Bloomfield Bengals in a volleyball county finals rematch on Wednesday. The Lancers, ranked No. 17 in the state, put up a good fight against the No. 9 team, but fell short with a final score of 26-24. 

In the first match, Jacob Siwek spiked the ball, earning the Lancers their first point. Shortly after, Richard Kim assisted Ben Litvin, who spiked the ball for the second point.

Being down by nine (with a score of 12-3 Bloomfield) did not stop the Lancers’ momentum. Siwek boosted the team’s score with the help of an assist from Kim, and later a spike. At the end of the match, Adam Vaynerman blocked Bloomfield’s attempt to score, earning the Lancers their final point. The first match resulted in a loss for the Lancers, 25-12. 

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The lead went back and forth in the second match before Bloomfield ultimately prevailed.

Siwek spiked a ball to bring the game on an even playing field, with a score of 15-16 Bloomfield. Following up, Chris Boulin blocked Bloomfield’s spike to tie the game at 16-16.

The battle continued throughout the second match. Litvin tipped the ball, earning the Lancers their 18th point, and Drew Nardone’s block tied the game once again at 24-24

Litvin tipped the ball, earning the Lancers their 18th point, and Drew Nardone’s block tied the game once again at 24-24.

Although the second match ended in a loss for the Lancers, 26-24, the team remained determined and never lost focus.

This article was written by Sarah Haber, a Livingston High School student participating in the TAPinto Livingston student internship program. 

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