Second-seeded Southern Regional High School (28-4) defeated No. 34 Union City 25-6, 25-8 to advance to the quarterfinals of the New Jersey Group IV tournament on Tuesday.
Kari Klimek had six kills, and Emma Gildea had four for the Rams. Sarah Gildea had four aces and a kill. Stephanie Soares finished with 12 assist and an ace. Jess Sprankle had nine digs. Southern will host 15th-seeded Union on Thursday.
State Group III first round
(13) Roxbury 2,
(20) Absegami 0
Roxbury (14-13) defeated Absegami 25-12, 25-12. The Braves fell to 15-6. No further information was available.
South Jersey Group III semifinals
(3) Clearview Reg. 3,
(2) Mainland Reg. 2
Robin Spector scored twice for Mainland Regional (13-6), while Michaela Brady made 11 saves.
Grace Torvato scored two goals with one assist for Clearview (17-3-1). Ali Palumbo scored one goal with one assist, and Julianna Smith made nine saves. Clearview is No. 10 in The Press Elite 11.
South Jersey Group IV semifinals
(2) Kingsway Reg. 3,
(3) Southern Reg. 0
Hailey Ferry, Tori Griffiths and Madison Maguire scored one goal apiece for Kingsway (19-0-1), the No. 3 team in The Press Elite 11. Maddy Ferry made four saves for the shutout.
The Rams, No. 7 in the Elite 11, fell to 17-3.
Ocean City 5,
At Ocean City
Singles—Gina Schmid d. Elizabeth Jimenez 6-2, 6-0; Brynn Bowman d. Karen Rivera 6-0, 6-2; Rosalie Graham d. Stephanie Garcia 6-1, 6-0.
Doubles—Nicole Blum-Alexis Chopek d. Sophie Rivera-Juanita Chavez 6-2, 6-2; N/A d. Beyaneli Perez-Anne Dominique 6-3, 6-3.
Records—OC 17-3, Bridgeton 3-15.