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Valiant Effort Falls Short as Summit H.S. Volleyball Falls to SP-F in Three-Set UCT Final

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Summit was strong at the net in winning the first set. Credits: Jami Powelec
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UNION, NJ -- The Summit High School Boys Varsity Volleyball Team rocketed out of the gate, winning the first game 25-20, dropped the second game and then fought to the very end but ultimately were defeated by Scotch Plains-Fanwood in the Union County Final at Union High School.

The Raiders were victorious 20-25, 25-18 and 25-23. This is the first season that volleyball has been a varsity sport at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School.

Summit, now 14-14 on the season, did not bring home the hardware they coveted, but did win the admiration of Scotch Plains-Fanwood Head Coach Brock Hor.

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"This final was an epic showdown, and that has a lot to do with the way Summit came into this match. They played like a team determined to prove a point, and the first set really showed it. Their head coach John Ross, is always a positive influence on his team, keeps them focused, and is always a pleasure to have match against," Hor told TAPinto SPF.

"Summit’s big front line of David Axtell and Josh Baier with their setter Cole Model ran a great game and kept us on our toes," he continued. "They gave us all we could handle, and when things got tough, they never faded. I told my players after dropping the first set, that Summit wasn’t going away, and if they wanted the County title, they would have to take it away from them."

Summit had reached the Final by beating Plainfield in three games and then sweeping Westfield, 25-18, 25-21, in the semis.

Next up for the Hilltoppers is a May 21 trip to Plainfield. Match time is set for 4 p.m. The following day, ninth-seed Summit begins NJSIAA North 2 state tournament play, traveling to number-eight seed Millburn. That match is also a 4 p.m. start.

Reporting for this story was provided by John Mooney of TAPinto SPF.

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