Saturday, October 21, 2017

Senior Night

   On Friday-20- October the Bogota Lady Bucs Volleyball team held their annual Senior night in Speary Gym. Before the match started Bogota honour the eight Senior from Cresskill. Then  Bogota Coach Brad DiRupo stepped forward and talked about the five Seniors on this years team. All have played Varsity Volleyball since their Freshman year, and have grown up in the Bogota Volleyball programs since grade school. The five Madison Heck, Jaelyn Grullon, Alexi Siri, Anna Grandquist, and Lisbeth Suarez were given bouquets and thanked by Coach DiRupo for their years of work, dedication and  keeping the tradition of excellence  Bogota Volleyball moving forward. A sixth Senior was called down to be presented to the Audience. Valeria Mateo, who is a very recent transfer to Bogota from her home in Puerto Rico. Ms Mato, a cousin to the Ciara Feliz,has moved to Bogota after Hurricane  Maria  damage her family home, and force the closure of her school. She has strong training in Volleyball and Coach DiRupo is inquiring if she will be allowed to join the Lady Bucs for the rest of the season.
      In the first set Bogota won the service back and pulled ahead to a nine Point lead on the way to a first set win. Bogota started with the lead again in the second set, then had the Lady Cougars close the margin to four points. Serving by  Nylene Mateo, and then Alexi Siri restored the double digit lead for Bogota and paced the Lady Bucs to a 2-0 (25-7 : 25-8) win. Anna Granquist had 10 Service Points including 2 Aces, Julianne Corniel,  Nylene Mateo, Lisbeth Suarez, and Alyssa Vazquez also had 2 Aces each. Julianne Corniel,Briana Lozano, and Nylene Mateo each had 6 Kills. Jaelyn Grullon recorded 6 Blocks. Alyssa Vazquez had 16 Assists, and  Lisbeth Suarez had 12 Digs. Bogota's record is now 20-1
  Their next league match is on Tuesday -24-October at Waldwick with  a start time of 4:00p#8 Bogota will next play #9 Ridgewood in the second round of the Bergen County Volleyball Tournament. This will take place on Saturday-21-October at Northern Valley Old Tappan. First serve is scheduled for 3:30p and be held in the South Gym.
    On Monday-23-October Bogota will host the Semi-final round of the North Jersey Interscholastic Conference girls volleyball tournaments. This will take place in Speary with the first match starting at 6:00p

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