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 second match of the evening saw the Bogota Lady Bucs take on the Lady Bulldogs from Dwight-Englewood. The match would be tied at 1 each to start the set. Dwight-Englewood would earn the next 4 Points off the serving of Isabella Brown. This was shortly followed by Angelina Rosario giving the Lady Bulldogs a 5 point run to open a wide gap ahead of Bogota. A combination of Dwight-Englewood’s serving, blocking defense and positioning limited the Lady Bucs chances. Bogota could rarely score back to back Points in the first set. Dwight-Englewood would take the opening game by 14 points for a 1-0 match lead.
The second set started out again well for the Lady Bulldogs as they took a quick 2-0 led. This time Bogota would match their opponent almost point for point in the first half of the set. the teams would force 6 ties and three lead changes up until the score was tied at 12-12. Bogota’s Angelina Buhler would serve the Lady Bucs into another lead plus two more scores and Bogota led 15-12. Amber Vazquez would then serve out the set as Bogota would win by 11 points.
In the third set Olivia Rosado would put the Lady Bucs the first two Points. Bogota would extend their advantage using service by Angelina Buhler, and Katie Tobin to widen the gap. Dwight-Englewood tighten the set with Angelina Rosario going on a 5 point run. The Lady Bulldogs would get to within one point for a tie but could even the score. Bogota would finish their comeback to secure the match win 2-1 (11-25: 25-14: 25-20)
Nylene Mateo of Bogota would have a match with 26 Kills. Audrey Leak led the Lady Bulldogs with 19 Kills. The Lady Bucs’ Amber Vazquez also had a match high with 30 Assist. Dwight-Englewood was led by Gabrielle Barber accounting for 25 assists. Ms. Vazquez would also have the most service points with 10, including 2 Aces. Isabella Brown had 7 Service points for Dwight-Englewood. Audrey Leak score the most Aces with 3 while Bogota also had Katie Tobin, Angelina Buhler, and Olivia Rosado record 2 Aces apiece. Ashanna Caviness had a match high with 4 Blocks for Bogota. The Lady Bulldogs got 1 Block from Isabella Brown, Audrey Leak and Alexi Breslow.
Bogota’s record is now 24-3. The will play Rutherford in the Championship match on Wednesday-30 October to be played at Wood-Ridge High School. The first serve is scheduled for 7:00p. Dwight-Englewood and 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
The Bogota Lady Bucs has been seeded #1 for the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Group I playoff tournament. They will face #32 North Arlington on Monday-4-November at Speary Gym. The first serve is tentatively scheduled for 7:00p
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