We continue our Top 5 series for the fall sports season as we take a look at the top 5 girl’s volleyball matches of the fall 2015 season today.
Girl’s volleyball ended the year with a 19-12 record, good for the program’s most wins since 2011 and a first-round playoff appearance in the Group 2 Tournament.
#5: 2-2 at WJVL Tournament – 10/24
The Pirates play in two leagues, the West Jersey Volleyball League (WJVL) and the Olympic Conference, which is what makes their schedule so tough. At the WJVL Tournament this year the Pirates played to a 2-2 record in non-regulation matches to advance to the playoff round. The team was eventually eliminated by West Windsor-Plainsboro South.
#4: (#20) Cinnaminson (0) at (#13) Rumson-Fair Haven (2) – 11/3
The first round of the Group 2 Tournament sent 20-seed Cinnaminson to 13-seed Rumson-Fair Haven. The Pirates lost the match 2-0, but fought valiantly throughout both sets. The first set resulted in a three-point loss, 25-22. The second set saw the Pirates fall 25-19 as their strong season came to an end.
#3: Moorestown (2) at Cinnaminson (0) – 10/1
Any volleyball match against Moorestown is a big one due to the proximity of the schools and the strength of the Quakers program. The first set was a back-and-forth affair, with the Quakers pulling out the late victory 25-23 to take a 1-0 lead in the match. Cinnaminson could not overcome a seven-point run by Moorestown in the second set after pulling within three points at 18-15, falling 25-15 to lose the match 2-0.
#2: Camden Catholic (2) at Cinnaminson (1) – 10/26
On October 26 the Pirates honored their seniors prior to the match against Camden Catholic, an Olympic Conference rival. The Pirates won the first set 25-19 to take a 1-0 lead, but dropped the next two sets by scores of 25-18 and 25-13 to drop the match 2-1 to the Irish. It was an electric atmosphere, with the stands packed with fans for both teams and plenty of students out in support of their senior friends on the volleyball squad. The Pirates just could not solve Camden Catholic’s size and hitters in the second and third sets of the contest.
#1: Sterling (1) at Cinnaminson (2) – 10/15
Sterling came to town on October 15 looking to sweep the season series from the Pirates, but Cinnaminson had other plans. Sterling defeated the Pirates 2-0 early in the season and then won the opening set in this match 25-14 after opening it on a 7-0 run. The second set was a tightly contested one, with the Pirates scoring the final three points to win 26-24. There were seven lead changes and nine ties. The third and decisive set was a 25-18 victory for the Pirates to give them a 2-1 win in the match. Roles were reversed in the third set, compared to the first, with Cinnaminson dominating from start to finish and Sterling struggling to score points.
We continue with our Top 5 series for the fall sports season on Friday when we take a look at the Top 5 Field Hockey Games of 2015.