SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - After seeing its three-match win streak snapped at Johnson (2-1, 25-19, 23-25, 11-25) on Monday, the Dayton girls volleyball team rebounded in a big way.
Senior outside hitter and co-captain Rianna Cordeiro posted a match-high 15 kills 12 12 digs and two aces and freshman middle blocker Samantha Janker added four kills, eight service points and one ace to lead Dayton to a come-from-behind 2-1 victory (19-25, 25-22, 25-18) over Roselle Park on Wednesday.
Senior outside hitter Casey Janker posted three kills, 10 service points with three aces and sophomore opposite and Co-captain Kennedy Kwinta dished out a team-high 13 assists, 12 service points and a match-high five aces in the win for the Bulldogs (4-1).
Aubree Gergich posted a team-high seven kills and Annabell Peralta added five kills and 14 digs for Roselle Park (1-5).
“It was a great win for the ladies over Roselle Park. They were disappointed with how they played on Monday and felt they did not come together as a team and did not communicate on the court well. They had a bit of a breakdown,” said Dayton first-year head coach Mike O’Brien. “Wednesday, they came out playing the first part of game one, how they were playing on Monday. I called a timeout and talked to them about re-focusing and getting back to how they were playing when they won those first three. During those games they were relaxed and having fun. They came together and won the game and continued the up play through game three for the 2-1 win.”
The Bulldogs visit Hillside today with first serve set at 4:00 p.m. and come back home to host McNair Monday at 4:30 p.m.
“I was so proud of how they got it back together and overcame the loss on Monday and losing the first game and the loss of our setter in the second game. They were having fun on the court again,” said O’Brien. “As I stated last time, they have goals they want to reach this year and they are working hard to achieve those goals.”