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Southern Volleyball Team Captures South Jersey Championship with 2-0 Victory Over Williamstown

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Credits: Chuck Donohue, SRHS Athletic Direictor
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STAFFORD - The Southern Regional Boys Volleyball team claimed the South Jersey NJSIAA title on Friday after defeating Williamstown 2-0.

The Rams now move toward the ultimate goal of winning the outright NJ State Championship.

With the completion of the sectional finals on Friday, it's down to the final four teams in New Jersey.

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Those four sectional champions are all set for a trip to South Brunswick on Tuesday, where the state semifinals will be played, with the winners advancing to Thursday's state championship match.

The semifinal matchups are rotated on a yearly basis, and this year the South Jersey champion will face the North Jersey, Section 2 winner, while the Central Jersey champ will face the North 1 winner.

Below are the match-ups and schedule for the final three matches of the 2018 season.

STATE SEMIFINALS 
Tuesday, June 5 at South Brunswick High School

No. 1 Southern (South) vs. No. 14 Bayonne (North Jersey, Section 2), 5
No. 3 Old Bridge (Central) vs. No. 4 Fair Lawn (North Jersey, Section 1), 6:30

STATE FINAL
Thursday, June 7 at South Brunswick

Southern/Bayonne winner vs. Old Bridge/Fair Lawn winner, 5

Statistics in Southern victory over Williamstown

Williamstown

PLAYER ACES SERVICE PTS. KILLS ASSISTS BLOCKS DIGS
Zack Debreceni - - - - - 9
DeVon Funches - - 1 - - 1
Joey Iovanisci - - - - - 2
Dom Johnson - - 2 - - 1
Jules Maiorano - - 2 20 - 7
Brandon Przywara 1 - 8 - - 6
Eric Reuther - - 3 1 3 -
Jaiden Torres - - 8 - 2 2

Southern

PLAYER ACES SERVICE PTS. KILLS ASSISTS BLOCKS DIGS
Mike Andriani 1 6 - - - 5
Shane Bent - - 9 - 4 2
Zack Hem - - 8 - - 2
Sam Iacoves - 7 - 1 - 2
Matt Jones 1 2 - 1 - 12
Arvind Kumar - 1 7 - 3 5
Anthony LeBlanc - - 3 1 3 3
Logan Lipositz - 5 - - - 1
Danny Maurus - - 2 - - 3
Matt Maxwell - 1 1 25 - 5

 

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