Lady Vikings drop a tough one to Monroe Falcons, 2-0

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Monroe Falcons came into South Brunswick and handed the Vikings its first home loss in straight sets on Friday night.

Head coach Kacy Kelly wasn't exactly pleased with her players’ performance following the loss. 

"Too many un-forced errors tonight," Kelly said.  "We had a lot of serving and receiving errors tonight.  Those two were not on our side today."

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The Vikings had a very forceful start and forced Monroe to take its first timeout while being up 8-3.

From that point on, however, the Falcons seemed to take control.

After the timeout, they stormed back to tie the game at 13 and never played from behind again in the match.

Monroe went on to take the lead in the first set 22-14.

After the Falcons forced the Vikings to take its first timeout, the team failed to muster up any additional points.

Monroe's play was a little too much for them as they closed out the first set 25-17.

A big part to Monroe's strong play was the front line.

It constantly blocked the Vikings spike attempts.

"They've got some tall girls that are capable of running quicker sets," Kelly said.  "They have a good net defense and they showed up tonight."

The final set didn't get any better for South Brunswick.

The Vikings had a very slow start, chasing a Falcons lead of 8-1, and although seeming to chip away here and there, nothing significant resulted.

Monroe went on to close out the match 25- 15.

"We had some dominating times in the first game in terms of control and energy," said Kelly.  "My girls just weren't able to finish at all tonight."

Despite the loss, having a very good game for the Vikings was senior Nina Trach.

Trach compiled up nine digs, two aces and five services points.

South Brunswick dropped its first game at home all year moving to 5-1.

The Vikings’ overall record drops to 7-5 and will look to regroup and take some much needed rest as its next game isn't until next Thursday, Oct. 6 against Colonia High School.

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