On Saturday 19- November the Bogota Lady Bucs Volleyball team and the Bogota Men's Cross Country Squad competed in their sports Tournament of Champions.
The Lady Bucs, with their Group 1 Championship, qualified for the NJISAA Volleyball Tournament of Champions at William Patterson University. This was a five team field comprising the four Public School Group winners and the winner of the non-public school Champions. The five teams were the #1 Old Tappan winner of group 3. #2 Ramapo the Group 1 winner, #3 Immaculate Heart Academy the Non-Public Champion. #4 Hunterdon Central from Group 4 and at #5 The Group 1 Champions Bogota. #5 Bogota would play #4 Hunterdon Central in a first round match early on Saturday. The Lady Red Devils would will the first game 25-21. Bogota would tie the match with a 25-17 win in the second game. Hunterdon Central would win the final game 25-14 and the Match 2-1 to advance to the Semi-Final round. Samantha Gioiosa would have a match high of 27 Kills while Kaliana Vasquez would also score a match high of 20 Assists.
The Lady Bucs would finish their season with an overall record of 28-3. They won their seventh straight NJISAA Patriot Division title going 16-0 in league play. They won the William Patterson Tournament, Won the Silver Division at the Garden State Classic and their sixth Group 1 State Championship in seven years.
The Bogota Men's Cross Country Bucs ran in the New Jersey Meet of Champions at Holmdel Park in Holmdel, NJ. Bogota qualified for the 21 team field by virtue of finishing second in the State group 1 meet earlier in November. The Bucs as a team place 16th which is the highest finished for a Bogota Squad in the Meet of Champions. James Draney would place 40th of the 187 runners competing.
Bogota finished with their fifth straight NJISAA Patriot Division title going 8-0 in league meets. They also won their third straight Season Opener "B" meet. The Maroon Invitational meet in Groups 1&2, The Shore Coaches Invitational meet for Varsity "G" The Passaic County Coaches Invitational meet in Groups 1&2. The Bergen Group " D" Championship and the New Jersey North 1 sectional Championship.
|photo courtesy of Pat Rochford|
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