Girl’s Volleyball Rolls to Fifth Straight Win on Monday

Girl’s Volleyball Rolls to Fifth Straight Win on Monday

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The Pirates girl’s volleyball team rolled to a 2-0 win over Florence on Monday afternoon for their fifth straight victory.

“To come in today after having Sunday off and get another win under their belt, it feels good,” head coach Sara Skvir said.

Cinnaminson is now 5-2 on the young season, while Florence falls to 2-3 in their inaugural season.

“They are in our conference (West Jersey Volleyball League). We are hoping to build that conference,” Skvir said.

“It’s great to see new teams join. For a first-year team, they weren’t bad. They had some good servers. Hopefully, they continue to grow and compete with the bigger schools.”

The Pirates were riding a four-match win streak coming into Monday’s contest after taking down Pennsauken, Sterling, Notre Dame and West Windsor-Plainsboro North last week.

The Notre Dame and West Windsor-Plainsboro North matches were part of a crossover at West Windsor-Plainsboro North between teams from the North and South Divisions of the West Jersey Volleyball League.

“Saturday was definitely a good day for us,” Skvir said. “It got their spirits up and they know they can hang with any team.”

“They stayed focused and didn’t let up at all. We were down one game going back and forth and pulled out a win in three sets (2-1 West Windsor-Plainsboro North).”

Cinnaminson never trailed in the first set of Monday’s win over Florence, taking a 1-0 match lead with a 25-10 win.

In the second set, the Pirates raced out to an 11-3 lead and never looked back in a 25-13 victory to take the match 2-0.

“I told them to go out there and play their game today,” Skvir said. “It doesn’t matter what is on the other side of the court. We need to do our passing, our sets and offensive plays we work on it practice.”

The win today was the third out of five that ended in a 2-0 score in favor of the Pirates.

“Going back to Saturday, the way we played two different games against two different teams, shows how much they are growing as players,” Skvir said. “As long as we play our game and stay focused, we will be successful.”

Cinnaminson returns to the court on Tuesday, September 20 with a road match against Northern Burlington at 5pm.

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Jim is the creator and editor of Cinn City Sports. He also created At the Dish, Life With Tony and Enzo and is the owner of JAVFreelancing. He coached baseball for five years, three at his former high school (Holy Cross in Delran, NJ) and two at prominent Division III program Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He has worked for the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, NJ; Metro Networks in Bala Cynwyd, PA; and was the play-by-play announcer for the Camden Riversharks of the Independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for two seasons (2007-2008) on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM, the student-run radio station at Rowan University. Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and minor in Journalism from Rowan University in 2008. While in school he was the Assistant Sports Director at WGLS for two years and the Sports Director for one year. He also covered the football, baseball, softball and both basketball teams for the school newspaper 'The Whit.' He is the former Sports Editor for the Cinnaminson and Moorestown Patch websites. Jim lives in New Jersey with his wife Nicole, sons Tony and Enzo and dog Phoebe. He can be reached at jimvassallo@cinncitynews.com