VERONA, NJ - Verona volleyball moved one step closer to repeating as the Essex County Tournament champions with a 2-0 quarterfinal win over West Orange at home on Tuesday.

The undefeated Hillbillies made it look easy, defeating West Orange 25-12 and 25-13 to advance in the tournament.  

Nicolette Marino delivered nine service points, seven digs and three aces.  Madisyn Matthews had 21 assists and five service points, while Kelly Waterman had seven service points, three aces and two digs.  Carly Waterman added seven kills, five service points, five digs and one ace in the victory.

The No. 1 Hillbillies will take No. 4 Caldwell on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Livingston.