UNION, NJ - The key to having a perennial state power in any sport is the importance that players compete on a year round level.  Sometimes, there are students who play a high school sport, yet will find time on a Saturday or Sunday to work on a sport they play in another season.  

The Southern Ocean Volleyball Club plays an important part in the success of high school volleyball at Southern Regional High School and in other sections of Southern Ocean County.  Some of these club players attend other high schools in Southern Ocean County and they are contributing to stronger play in these other high school programs. .  

The Southern Ocean Volleyball Club won the "The Clash at Kean" on Sunday afternoon   They defeated the Kean Cougar Recruits in the finals by a score of 25-20.   The Southern Ocean team were victorious in a large 22 team field.  The participants consisted of club and high school teams and the tournament was hosted by Kean University's Men's Volleyball team.

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In the quarterfinals, the squad defeated Core VBC of Hillsborough in the quarter-finals in a thrilling 27-25 game.  They then knocked off South Jersey VBC in the semi-finals 25-14 to advance to the championship game.

"The best thing about this group is that they Expect to win," said Coach Charlie Maxwell.  "No matter what the circumstances , or score, they believe they will win.  This bodes real well for them in the upcoming boys high school season!"