Volleyball Celebrates Sophomore Day At Tri-Match

Volleyball Celebrates Sophomore Day At Tri-Match

Saturday marked volleyball's last matches of the regular season. They came in the form of a home tri-match, where they took on Atlantic Cape Community College and Valley Forge Military College.

The first match was against Atlantic Cape Community College. The Mustangs dominated the first set 25-7. However, the second set was much closer, due to some of the bench players receiving playing time and due to a late run from the Buccaneers. The third set was still close, but the Mustangs were still able to clinch out the 3-0 win.

After review by the NJCAA, the Mustangs were forced to forfeit the match, due to the fact that they played two ineligible practice players during the second and third sets. The official result will go down as a 3-0 Atlantic Cape win.

In between the second and third sets of the first match, the Mustangs celebrated their sophomore day by honoring their three volleyball sophomores. Leah Tollett (SO, Abington), Sam Zormpa (SO, Greece) and Miljana Vukoslavovic (SO, Serbia) were all honored during the ceremony.

Valley Forge Military College defeated Atlantic Cape during the second match of the day, setting up a battle between the day's two winners for the third match.

The Trojans showed great play in the first set, forcing the Mustangs to use the win-by-two rule to finish the first set. The Mustangs woke up in the second and third set and challenged the Trojans to keep up. The Trojans fell short on that regard and the Mustangs won the match 3-0.

Sophomore Miljana Vukoslavovic took advantage of her sophomore day, scoring 22 kills and 10 service aces.

The Mustangs will now eagerly await the results of the NJCAA Region XIX Playoff seeding committee. Currently, the Mustangs reside at fourth place in the region. Raritan Valley, a team who the Mustangs have yet to play, are in third place and Brookdale, a team who the mustangs lost to, are in fifth place. Should the seeding committee decide to seed the playoffs that way, the Mustangs would take on Brookdale Community College in the first round.