The JV Lady Hilltoppers improved to 5W-1L with an efficient 25-11, 25-12 victory over the Royals on the road. Since the day one loss to Governor Livingston, the JV Squad has gone on a 5-0 run and has not dropped a set in the run.
Although the Oak Knoll match was close early, 8-6 SHS through 5 rotations, the Summit athletes broke the game wide open over rotations 6 through 8 as Abby Wells got SHS to a 13-7 lead after her serving turn, Isabelle Meltzer ripped another 3 points in rotation 7 for a 17-11 lead and Abby Thompson finished the set off with a 7-0 run that saw contributions from the entire squad to shut the door on the Royals’ hopes.
Set 2 was a carbon copy start of set one as the teams were fairly close through 5 rotations with SHS holding on to an 11-8 lead and then the Hilltoppers began to pull away with Emily Griffith sparking a 3-0 run that had the Top up 15-9. Elizabeth Walsh extended the lead to 18-10 in rotation 7 and Wells pushed any idea of an Oak Knoll comeback to the category of wishful thinking as the JV Team saw themselves up 20-11 by rotation 8. The rest of the match saw the team earn a 5-1 scoring advantage with key contributions by Jessica Clark out of the front along with Maeve Keegan.
The Squad hopes to continue the run with an always competitive match with their neighbors New Providence on Wednesday at home.