MILLBURN, NJ - It was not the result the Millburn Volleyball team hoped for, but according to the coach and players, it will provide some valuable learning experiences for the squad.
Millburn dropped Wednesday's contest against Colonia in straight sets, but the team was competitive throughout both sets. Some of the key performers for Millburn were as follows:
- Stephanie Bai: 8 Kills, 3 Blocks
- Taylor Liu: 17 Digs
- Jessica Toledo: 5 Kills, 15 Digs
- Reilly Almgren: 3 Kills, 1 Block, 4 Digs
After the game, Millburn Head Coach Bill Rentiers said that he was happy to see the effort, even if the result was not what the team wanted.
"I was definitely proud of the girls for fighting," Rentiers said. "That was typical of our team, to always fight back and never give up. Unfortunately [Colonia] got the best of us today."
Rentiers also said that the team was looking to rebound from the loss, and would not be too preoccupied with
"We're taking [it] one game at a time," he added. "Obviously we know counties and states are around the corner, but our focus is our next game."
For Bai, who also spoke with TAPinto after the loss, it serves as a chance for her and the team to rebound and retool heading into the final push for the regular season.
"Obviously as a team, we know we have the ability to beat this team," Bai said. "Just today we didn't perform like we wanted. But I think this game kind of brought us together. We know what we had to work on, what we have to look out for...if everyone plays their role, I think we can do better and beat them next time."
Millburn Volleyball will be in action later today on the road against Montclair High School. First serve is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.