MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville Mustangs’ volleyball team has been unstoppable as of late and they continued their hot streak on Wednesday, handily defeating the Morristown Colonials at home in straight sets. Montville's Nicole Villamil led the way with a solid all-around effort as she tallied ten aces to go along with five digs and five kills and Jordan Strickland had a match-high seven digs with two aces.
“We really wanted to be prepared for anything,” Villamil said. “We came in playing strong and confident, we took an early lead and really finished strong.”
Morristown couldn’t find an answer for Villamil in the first set as she got ace after ace. They were able to keep it close for the most part, but Montville still managed to win it 25-15. The Colonials put up much more of a fight in the second set as they made a run to make it 16-12. The Mustangs responded by getting the next nine points to run away with the set to win their eighth consecutive match.
“We definitely didn’t want them to close the gap,” Strickland said. “We had to keep our energy up in order to finish strong like we wanted to.”
The Morris County tournament is scheduled to start soon and Montville will be the No. 2 seed. Despite the high seed, the team will look to stay level-headed.
“We have a lot to work for if we want to keep up that reputation of a second seed,” Villamil said. “We’re playing hard and focused with a lot of energy right now, so we have to keep doing that in the county tournament.”
The Mustangs will now be on the road for their next four scheduled matches and will not return home until October 20 when they host Whippany Park at 4 p.m.