MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Girls Volleyball team entered Tuesday's county tournament matchup looking to prove their dominant regular season was no fluke.
The Millers swept Montclair in the Essex County Tournament Quarterfinals in straight sets, by a score of 25-13, 25-14. Some of the key performers in the win were as follows:
- Jess Toledo-13 kills, 10 digs, 3 aces
- Stephanie Bai-8 kills, 2 digs
- Cassie Tom-24 assists
- Taylor Liu-13 digs
- Thais Silva-6 kills, 13 digs, 1 ace
- Reilly Almgren-1 ace, 3 kills, 2 blocks, 4 digs
After the game, Millburn Head Coach Bill Rentiers said he was pleased with his team's overall performance.
"I thought we were serving very tough," Rentiers said. "A lot of our serves weren't passed well, because we were serving a lot harder and finding those spots. Also, I feel that we're very smart with our hits. We knew when to swing away and also when to tip."
Rentiers also stressed that as the tournament stretches toward its conclusion and the state playoffs emerge on the horizon, he will look for the team to continue its scoring touch and even play.
Millburn will be back in action this Thursday at home against Verona in the Essex County Tournament Semifinal.