On Monday-28-October Bogota High School played host to the opening round of the North Jersey Interscholastic Conference Tournament. This is the first year that with four Division winner of the NJIC will compete against each other. The early match had Meadowland Division winner Wood-Ridge will play Colonial Division winner Rutherford The nightcap featured Patriot Division winner Bogota against Liberty Division winner Dwight- Englewood. The Championship round will be played on Wednesday-30-October at Wood-Ridge High School starting at 5:30.
The first match had the Rutherford Lady Bulldogs take on the Lady Blue Devils from Wood-Ridge. Wood-Ridge would take an early two point lead to start the match. Rutherford’s Mia Capobianco would then have a 5 point service run to give her team a lead they would maintain for the rest of the match. If the Lady Blue Devils tried to mount a comeback the Rutherford offense would hold, or recapture services to secure their advantage. The Lady Bulldogs would win the first set. In the second set Rutherford would take the early lead and keep the pressure on Wood-Ridge and built on their advantage with a number of service runs. The match would end in a straight set win for Rutherford 2-0 ( 25-16 : 25-14)
With this win Rutherford keeps their unbeaten streak intact with a record of 26-0.
The Lady Bulldogs were led by Jeanne Rogers who had match highs with 14 Kills and 3 Blocks. She also had a team high with 15 Digs. Harmony Marquez also had 3 Blocks for Rutherford. Madylin Marino had a match high of 18 Digs for Wood-Ridge along with team highs with 9 Kills and 3 Service points. Mia Capobianco would lead all players with 17 Assists, and 3 Aces, for Rutherford. Melissa Acosta had 11 Assist for the Lady Blue Devils.
Rutherford moves on to the Championship match on Wednesday-30 October to be played at Wood-Ridge High School. The first serve is scheduled for 7:00p. Wood-Ridge will play in the third place match also on Wednesday-30 October to be played at wood-Ridge High School with a start time of 5:30p
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