ROXBURY, N.J. - The Roxbury High School volleyball team is now 8-1 having shutout Voorhees on Friday.
The Gaels beat the Vikings 25-14 and 25-16, a win that coach Anthony McMichael said was significantly enabled by the team's tight offense.
"Junior setter Jenna Shirkey did a masterful job at running the offense today," McMichael said after the match. "Jenna has an amazing ability to read each pass and adjust the offense accordingly. She communicates extremely well with our hitters and is a tremendous leader on the court."
The coach said he was also proud of the team's defensive performance. "Senior middle blocker Reghan Palanchi was dominant at the net," said the coach. Shirkey and Palanchi connected for 14 kills.
"Defensively, we played very disciplined and aggressive volleyball," said McMichaels. "In the back court, junior outside hitters Sydney Dunsmore and Kendall Torpin helped Senior libero Kassandra Matiz form an extremely scrappy defense. I feel confident that we can successfully dig all attackers."
At the service line, senior captain and defensive specialist Aniela Martinez led the Gaels with 13 service points. Junior outside hitter Kendall Torpin also made key contributions at the service line with seven service points.
The team next plays Tuesday at 4 p.m. in an away match against Union Catholic.