PHOTO ESSAY: Women’s Volleyball Defeats SUNY New Paltz

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Published September 22, 2021
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Senior outside hitter Leah Higgins gets ready to blast the ball over the net. Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

The Montclair State University women’s volleyball team bounced back with a convincing victory over State University of New York at New Paltz (SUNY New Paltz) in their second match of the day on Sept. 18.

This game was the last of a tri-match between SUNY New Paltz, Montclair State and Farmingdale State College. Just a few hours before this game, the Red Hawks defeated Farmingdale State 3-0.

Freshman Right Side Nadya Ackerman spikes the ball past the defensive wall Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

Freshman right side hitter Nadya Ackerman spikes the ball past the defensive wall.
Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

Freshman Libero/Defensive Specialist Katie Rodman bumps the ball up. Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

Freshman libero/defensive specialist Katie Rodman bumps the ball up.
Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

Both teams started off very strong in the first set with some nice rallies, leaving the score tied multiple times. Senior Delaney St. Pierre and senior Leah Higgins had some nice blocks that led Montclair State to win the first set 25-23.

Senior setter/right side captain Delaney St. Pierre sets up the ball for a spike. Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

Senior setter/right side captain Delaney St. Pierre sets up the ball for a spike.
Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

Senior libero/defensive specialist Katelyn Monaghan saves the ball from hitting the ground. Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

Senior libero/defensive specialist Katelyn Monaghan saves the ball from hitting the ground.
Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

Senior right side hitter Victoria Tennon (#3) and her teammate attempt to block the ball. Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

Senior right side hitter Victoria Tennon (#5) and her teammate attempt to block the ball.
Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

After that, the Red Hawks never looked back, sweeping the floor and winning the final two sets 25-19 and 25-14. Senior outside hitter Carly Waterman was dominant in this matchup, finishing with 11 kills, four aces and one block.

Senior outside Hitter Carly Waterman perfectly places the ball over the defenders. Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

Senior outside hitter Carly Waterman perfectly places the ball over the defenders.
Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

Freshman Outside Hitter Kiara Polanco Serves the ball. Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

Freshman outside hitter Kiara Polanco serves the ball.
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The Red Hawks celebrate a point earned. Trevor Giesberg | The Montclarion

The Red Hawks celebrate a point earned.
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