Volleyball Looks for Another Record Breaking Season

By Anthony Gabbianelli, Sports Editor

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                                                                                                               Photo Courtesy of montclairathletics.com

Last season was the Red Hawks best season ever. Going 26-9, including a 13-1 record at home, the Red Hawks look to raise the bar they set last year and break other long-standing records.

Montclair State, statistically, outplayed their opponents in almost every category. The Red Hawks scored more by set and won more sets than any of their opponents last season. Overall, Montclair State was far superior on the offensive and defensive side of the ball.

This year will be different for the Red Hawks, who added seven freshmen to a team looking to go to places the Women’s Volleyball team has never been before.

The Red Hawks started their season on Saturday, September 2nd, with two games. With a loss to Manhattanville College, 1-3, and a win over The College of New Rochelle, 3-0, Montclair State goes into the Hawks Invitational with a 1-1 record.

The Hawks Invitational, which is held in New Palitz, New York, begins Friday, September 8th. The Invitational will feature the Red Hawks playing four games in a matter of two days.

Playing in Invitationals like this is something that the Women’s Volleyball team had done last year. They started last season in the Battlefield Classic, which also featured the team playing four games in two days, as well as the Ducks Invitational. The Red Hawks won three of the four games in the Battlefield Classic, but dropped all four games in the Ducks Invitational.

Some games to look forward to this season includes a matchup between Stockton University, the Red Hawks first competition against a NJAC opponent. That game is in Montclair on Tuesday, September 12th. Montclair State will also be participating in the Gallaudet Tournament in Washington DC at the end of September. The Women’s Volleyball team will also reappear in the Ducks Invitational on October 13th-14th. Their last home game is against Moravian College on October 17th, while they end their season in the New York Regional Challenge at the end of October.

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