The Southern Regional High School girls volleyball team clinched the Shore Conference A South Division Thursday with a 2-0 win over Central Regional. Southern, ranked third in The Press Ellite 11, beat Central 25-17, 25-6.
Lauren Cruse led with seven kills and Macy Guglielmo had four service points, three aces and one dig. Freshman Stephanie Soares, last week’s Press MVP, had 15 assists, four aces, three digs and one kill.
Lacey Township 2,
Point Pleasant Beach 0
Lacey won 25-14, 25-13 to improve to 8-7. Maggie Mahoney had nine kills and four blocks and Jordan Stracensky had six digs for the Lions. Julia Muro had nine digs, 10 assists and seven service points, and Maggie Ann Hodges added nine kills.
Our Lady of Mercy Academy 0
Pleasantville won 25-12, 25-13 to improve to 9-5. Cristal Velez had nine digs, four assists and two aces and Rosa Gill-Hernandez had nine digs, five assists and two kills for the Greyhounds. Halaiza Quinones added four digs and five kills. OLMA fell to 4-11.
No. 7 Absegami 2,
Absegami won 25-19, 25-15 to improve to 17-1. Adriana Gonzalez had 14 assists. Julianna Fortis and Annalise Wagner each had five kills, and Kaylin Flukey had three aces, four kills and three digs.
St. Joseph 2,
Cedar Creek 0
St. Joseph defeated Cedar Creek in a close match 25-22, 25-21. St. Joe’s Mackenzie Fabrico led with seven kills and five digs, and Samantha McGlynn had 14 assists, six digs and two aces. Cedar Creek’s Annika Nelson had five kills, four service points and four digs, and Olivia Tort had 11 digs, nine assists and two kills. Angelina Cox also had three service points and five digs for the Pirates.
Mainland Regional 2,
Middle Township 0
Mainland won 25-9, 25-11 to improve to 8-8. Sarah Harvey led the Mustangs with 17 assists. Franky Pilli had eight kills. Olivia Goff had six kills, six assists and two digs and Emma Zurawski had five kills and eight aces. Middle fell to 1-13.
No. 9 Atlantic County Institute of Tech. 1
Oakcrest upset ACIT, No. 9 in The Press Elite 11, 25-19, 23-25, 26-24. Ionyonia Alves had 14 kills to lead the Falcons. Esther Encatnation had five kills and 13 digs and Hannah McErlain had five kills and 10 digs. Kim Contouras had 19 digs and Alix Proctor had nine kills and 10 digs for ACIT. Oakcrest improved to 9-5 and ACIT dropped to 14-3.
Middle Township 4,
Cedar Creek 1
At Middle Township
Singles—Charisse Tigrado CC d. Lauren Ryan 6-2, 6-3; Sophia Ellis MT d. Jenny Galushka 6-1, 6-4; Olivia Banach MT d. Abby Haugan 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles—Maddie Deane-Sofia Lomax MT d. Samantha Eloy-Madelyn Palmentieri 6-3, 6-2; Samantha Braun-Abigail Smith MT d. Stephanie Royko-Tyra Newman 6-2, 6-4.
Records—Middle 13-3, Cedar Creek 8-7.
No. 8 Millville 3,
Holy Spirit 2
At Holy Spirit
Singles—Morgan Grimmie HS d. Macey Taylor 6-4, 6-3; Sophia Pasquale HS d. Sydney Shannon 6-3, 7-6 (7-3); Aubrey Errickson M d. Courney Randik 6-7 (1-7), 6-2, 10-2.
Doubles—Sandy Cruz-Kourtney Grotti M d. Chloe Astin-Nikki Mastro 6-0, 6-4; Emily Rathgeb-Anna Azari M d. Jasmin Jia-Katie Deritas 6-2, 6-1.
Records—Millville 15-2, Holy Spirit 11-5.
Buena Regional 5,
Singles—Isabella DeStefano d. Yani McNeil 6-0, 6-0; Gabby DeStefano d. Tenaj Beaumont 6-0, 6-0; Kate Dalponte won by forfeit.
Doubles—Kaime White-Gianna Brunini d. Marilyn Cgavez-Christie Paul 6-1, 6-1; Mansi Patel-Amanda Guzman d. Amani Young-Rose Felix 6-1, 6-2.
Records—Buena 7-9, Pleasantville 0-15.
Central Regional 3,
Pinelands Regional 2
At Pinelands Regional
Singles—Sarah Dowdy CR d. Nyah Acosta 3-6, 7-5, 7-5; Samia Tariq PR d. Jenna Tomaio 6-2, 6-2; Fallon Hutchison PR d. Jean Bustamante 6-0, 6-4.
Doubles—Hannah Costa-Brittany Gable CR d. Kristen Bond-Alexis Bruno 6-3, 6-3; Kelsey Jopling-Bethany Suarez CR d. Britney Azarra-Meghan Houchstuhl 6-3, 6-3.
Records—Central 8-7, Pinelands 6-9.
Cumberland Regional 1
Singles—Rachel Trout CR d. Willow Hasson 6-0, 6-1; Heaven Chu W d. Taylor Swift 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), Francesca Pavluk W d. Dana Fidley 6-3, 7-5.
Doubles—Maxine Ellicott-Kira Moebius W d. Hannah Halter-Sarah Fath 6-3, 3-6, 6-2; Manmeet Sandhu-Erin Doran W d. Connie Bevacqua-Amy Jespersen 6-2, 6-2.
Records—Williamstown 8-9, Cumberland 6-11.