CALDWELL AND HOLY FAMILY TO CLASH FOR CACC VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
LAKEWOOD, NJ (Nov. 12, 2010) – Caldwell College and Holy Family University will clash for the 2010 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Volleyball Championship on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 1:00 pm after winning their semi-final matches Friday at Georgian Court University. Caldwell, the top seed from the North Division, will be appearing in their first conference championship match, while Holy Family, the No. 1 seed in the South, will play for the title for the first time since 2007.
Caldwell upended the South No. 2 seed Philadelphia University, 3-1, while Holy Family earned a 3-0 win over the North No. 3 seed, Bloomfield College.
The Cougars, who won 25-22, 22-25, 25-14, 25-12, had lost to the
Rams in the CACC semifinals the past two seasons. Caldwell (23-7)
junior middle blocker Titilola Alao registered 13 kills and a .393
hitting percentage, while sophomore right side Amber Mosher matched
Alao with 13 kills and hit .281. Senior outside hitter Justine
Pecora had 11 kills without a hitting error and hit .333, with
sophomore outside hitter Susan McDonough adding 10 kills. As a team
the Cougars hit .270, as junior setter Lauren Roth dished out 48
As dominant as the offense was, the Cougar defense was the story Friday. Five players registered 13 or more digs apiece, led by McDonough with 25 and sophomore libero Maddy Amon with 23. Caldwell did not allow a service ace, and racked up 102 digs in the match, a school record for a four-set contest. Philadelphia, which concludes the season at 19-9, received 12 kills from Leanna Lillge, hit .121 for the match.
Holy Family advances to the finals since a title game loss to
Georgian Court back in 2007. The Tigers cruised to a quick 25-15
victory in the first, then won 25-18 and 25-13 in the next two sets
to secure the match. Junior Jillian Keeve led the way for the
Tigers with a match-high in kills (12) and digs (11). Fellow
classmate Rebecca Tett added nine kills, while Alyssa Keihl and
sophomore Cara Przybylowicz each added six kills apiece. Senior
Aimee Drabyn had a match-best 34 assists, while also collecting
four digs for Holy Family.
For Bloomfield, sophomore Gabriella Betoni had a team-high 11 assists and eight digs. Seniors Uerequenia Pereira and Evelyn Ferreira each had three kills and eight digs.
Caldwell and Holy Family met twice this season. Holy Family won the first match, 3-2 back on Sept. 4 in a non-conference affair. Caldwell got revenge in the conference match, 3-1, on Oct. 9. The Cougars are the last team to defeat the Tigers prior to their current 12-match winning streak.
2010 CACC Volleyball Tournament
Tuesday, Nov. 9
N#1 Caldwell 3, N#4 Nyack 0
N#3 Bloomfield 3, N#2 Dominican 2
S#1 Holy Family 3, S#4 Georgian Court 0
S#2 Philadelphia 3, S#3 Wilmington 0
Semi-Finals - at Georgian Court University
Friday, Nov. 12
Caldwell 3, Philadelphia 1
Holy Family 3, Bloomfield 0
Championship - at Georgian Court University
Saturday, Nov. 13
Caldwell vs. Holy Family - 1:00 pm