Southern Regional Scores Easy Win in Girls Volleyball State Tourney Opener

Reward GIVER: Setter Stephanie Soares, who lately surpassed the 2,000 aid mark for her profession, helped Southern advance to the NJSIAA South Jersey Team IV quarterfinals on April 12. (Image by David Biggy)
Various weeks in the past, senior setter Stephanie Soares stated the Southern Regional girls volleyball workforce had just one key intention all through this short time. That objective was to acquire what ever concoction of an NJSIAA South Jersey sectional event the Rams would enjoy in.
On April 12, Southern (14-1) commenced blazing its route toward a likely SJ Team IV crown, squashing 15th -seeded Egg Harbor Township, 25-7, 25-5. Rachael Pharo paced the offense with 7 kills, though Soares gave absent 15 helps – including to her vocation whole, which not too long ago surpassed the 2,000 mark – and Madison Gellis sent four aces on 9 assistance factors.
Furthermore, Olivia Macanka managed four kills and an ace, while Emma Gildea and Regina Ingling every single scored on a pair of aces, and Corinne Hughes hammered down a trio of kills. Liliana Davis contributed four assists as effectively.
Southern was slated to satisfy 10th-seeded Washington Township, a 2- winner around seventh-seeded Rancocas Valley in Monday’s initial round, on April 14. With a different victory, the Rams would meet either 3rd-seeded Williamstown or 11th-seeded Lenape in the semifinals on Friday, April 16. The Rams edged Williamstown in 3 video games on March 20.
Very last week, the Rams tuned up for the point out tournament by having on two solid Shore Convention B South opponents – Pinelands Regional and Donovan Catholic – and scored sweeps, knocking off the Wildcats, 25-11, 25-14, on April 7 in advance of bouncing the Griffins, 25-16, 25-8, two times later on.
During the acquire more than Donovan, Pharo scored on 7 kills and two aces, while Hughes banged down five kills, and Hailea Krause contributed 4 kills. Soares gave away 18 assists and managed eight digs, and Ingling delivered a few aces. Adrianna Conforti registered 7 digs and two aces as perfectly.
In opposition to Pinelands, Soares handed out 20 helps and served three aces, as Pharo led the Rams with 11 kills and six digs. Erin Alegre scored on 8 assistance details, which include a pair of aces, while Conforti recorded seven services factors. Gildea and Hughes experienced blocks as well. For the Wildcats, Olivia Anderson managed 4 kills and a few digs, although Ciara Rheiner extra a few kills and Carly Brunke experienced 8 digs and two aces.
Barnegat, Pinelands Tune Up Each Other
Just after their typical year contest was postponed thanks to coronavirus affecting the two groups, the Barnegat and Pinelands girls volleyball groups fulfilled in the South Jersey Group II tourney on April 10. The Bengals fell powering by a game in advance of roaring back for a three-recreation victory, 16-25, 25-21, 25-14.
THE HAMMER: Veronica Tikhomirova and the Barnegat ladies volleyball team ousted Pleasantville in the NJSIAA South Jersey Team II tourney on April 13. (File image by David Biggy)
When Veronica Tikhomirova was both of those an offensive juggernaut and defensive stalwart with 17 kills and 19 digs, setter Patria Morena tallied 22 helps, 16 kills and 10 assistance points to go along with a trio of kills. Ashley Berger registered 17 digs, 11 support factors and three aces. In the meantime, Pinelands was paced by Rheiner with 12 kills, four blocks and 7 digs, and Anderson contributed 9 kills, 17 digs, 8 provider factors and 3 aces. Brunke included 18 digs, 9 assistance factors and 3 aces, and Abigale Wood recorded 9 digs and two aces. Molly Quigley-Sanborn sent 15 assists as effectively.
Before in the week, Barnegat (7-1) traveled to Purple Financial institution Catholic and scored a a few-match gain in excess of the Caseys, 23-25, 27-25, 25-22. Moreno gave out 26 assists and managed 4 kills, 6 digs and two aces, even though Tikhomirova banged down 15 kills and scored on nine company factors, which included three aces.
On April 9, Pinelands (7-3) cruised earlier Absegami, 25-23, 25-13. Quigley-Sanborn dished out 11 assists, whilst Anderson registered eight kills and 6 digs, and Brunke additional 10 digs and 6 aces.
Both the Wildcats and Bengals started off the SJ Group II tournaments at household on Tuesday, April 13. Fifth-seeded Pinelands knocked off 12th-seeded Center Township, 25-9. 25-15, and will deal with fourth-seeded Sterling in Thursday’s quarterfinals. Eighth-seeded Barnegat ousted ninth-seeded Pleasantville, 25-11, 25-14, to progress to the quarters, exactly where top-seeded Oakcrest awaited.
Should really the Bengals and Wildcats spring upsets in opposition to their opponents Thursday, they will fulfill in the sectional semifinals Saturday.
Southern Female Wrestler Falls in Point out Finals
With the NJSIAA regional wrestling tournaments for the boys slated for this weekend, the girls wrapped up Year 3 on April 10 with their condition finals tourney at Phillipsburg Significant University. Sad to say for Southern’s Ella Yanuzzelli, it was a small-lived trek to the northwestern part of the point out.
The freshman 180-pounder – who put third in the South Jersey sectional a 7 days earlier – to start with squared off in opposition to Elmwood Park senior Maria Taseva and was pinned in 57 seconds. For her 2nd scheduled contest, in opposition to West Orange junior Esther Gratia, Yanuzzelli took a forfeit and was removed.
Taseva completed as the condition runner-up following shedding to North Bergen junior Amanda Pace in the championship clash. Tempo also completed to start with in advance of Taseva in the North Jersey sectional tourney.
David Biggy

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