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Girls Volleyball: Union Catholic Wins 8th Straight, Earns 2nd Seed for County Tourney

The Union Catholic girls volleyball team won its eighth straight match on Tuesday and has been seeded second in the Union County Tournament. Credits: Jim Lambert

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Union Catholic volleyball team won its eighth straight match with a victory over Elizabeth on Tuesday and earned the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Union County Tournament.

The Vikings, ranked No. 14 in the state, defeated Elizabeth, 25-4, 25-12 at Union Catholic on Tuesday to raise its record to 16-2.

For the Vikings, Olivia Szyszkiewicz had nine service points, five kills, four aces and two assists. Alexandra Kwasnik had six service points and two kills. Liz Dore had five service points, three aces and two kills. Samara Perez had six service points and three aces, and Jackie Bollwage and Emily Jones each had four assists.    

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Also on Tuesday, the Union County Tournament seedings were announced. 

The Union Catholic Varsity, seeking its third straight county title, is seeded No. 2 behind Westfield. Westfield defeated UC last month in a three-set thriller. The Vikings will host the winner of No. 15 seed Johnson in the opening round of the UCT.

In the J.V. Union County Tournament, UC, seeded third, is also schedueld to play No. 14 seed Johnson this Tuesday as part of a J.V./Varsity doubleheader at Union Catholic. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.

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Video of Crook Robbing Tip Jar Goes Viral; Thief Caught in Clark

November 16, 2017

CLARK, NJ — When Danae Tuck went to work at the Clark White Diamond on Tuesday, she anticipated an ordinary day of serving up fresh food and smiles to her customers. What she didn’t expect, after nine years on the job, was someone to walk out the door with the staff’s tip jar. But that's what happened, and video of the theft, which she posted to Facebook, quickly ...

Great Places to Take Holiday Photos in the Westfield Area

’Tis the season to cajole your family to wear matching outfits, bribe the kiddos with candy canes and chocolates, and somehow balance reindeer antler onto your pet’s head. What to do for your holiday photos this year? Why not take advantage of all of the great outdoor backdrops in our quaint towns and parks? Local businesses and townships also have some photo ops scheduled that will ...

You Don’t Recover from an Addiction by Just Quitting; Create a New Life

November 16, 2017

You don’t recover from an addiction by just quitting. You recover by creating a new life where it is easier to not use. If you do not create a new life for yourself, then all the factors that led you to your addiction will eventually catch up with you again. AA teaches that you must change people, places and things.

You don’t have to change everything in your ...

Union Catholic's Mendoza Honored for Decade of Service to the Church

November 23, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic’s Janessa Mendoza was recognized this past Sunday by the Pastoral Musicians of the Diocese of Metuchen for her 10 years of dedicated service for the promotion of vibrant liturgical celebrations.

Mendoza, who lives in Edison, has been an altar server and a handbell and choir member since 2007 at St. Matthew the Apostle Church in Edison.

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