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Southern Wins First South Jersey State Tourney Contest 2-0 Over Collingswood

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STAFFORD - The Southern Regional Rams Volleyball squad opened the South Jersey section of the NJSIAA State Tournament on Tuesday afternoon with a 2-0 victory over Collingswood.  The Rams won the two games by scores of 25-12 and 25-8.  

The Rams are the favorite in the Southern Jersey section after an awesome regular season with a record of 33-1.  Southern lost to Hunterdon Central in the Super Six Showcase two weeks ago.

The Rams have a strong squad led by a number of fine players like Shane Bent (200 kills, 66 blocks), Collin Lockwood (232 kills, 26 aces), Brennan Davis (673 assists, 34 aces), and Matt Maxwell (333 digs, 20 aces).

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The Rams are ready to go never backing out from the strongest competition it can find in the regular season.  Southern has wins over strong teams such as Kingsway, St. Peter's Prep, Christian Brothers, Cherry Hill East, Bayonne, St. Joseph (Met.), Williamstown, North Brunswick, Bloomfield, Fair Lawn, and Bridgewater-Raritan.  The Rams may get the opportunity to avenge their only loss to Hunterdon Central at some point in this state tournament. 

Coach Eric Maxwell's goal is to finish as NJSIAA Overall State Champions. 

Southern's statistics from 2-0 victory over Collingswood.

Southern

PLAYER ACES SERVICE PTS. KILLS ASSISTS BLOCKS DIGS
Mike Andriani - - - - - 1
Shane Bent - - 5 - 3 -
Jay Boehler - - 1 - - -
Ryan Callahan - - 1 - - 1
Brennan Davis - 3 - 12 - 5
Shane Drayton - - 3 - 1 -
Joe Exel - - 1 - - 1
Augie Gugliemini                                 1 4 - - - 1
Zack Hem - - 3 - 1 -
Sam Iacoves 1 4 - - - 2
Matt Jones 1 13 - - - 3
Collin Lockwood 1 4 7 - 1 4
Danny Maurus - - 1 - - -
Matt Maxwell - 5 - 1 - 7
Dale Mury 1 1 - 9 - -
Deric Vincent - - 1 - - -

 

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