September 19, 2021 – By Josh Wilets

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Some great matchups took place last week, as teams in the NJAC started to figure out their identity!

First, some stat leaders:

Kills:

1.       Mackenzie Rock (55) – Jefferson

2.       Lea Mackey (48) – Morris Knolls

3.       Sofia Fernandez (48) – Montville

4.       Brynn McCurry (42) – Sparta

5.       Colleen Fraser (40) – Vernon

Blocks:

1.       Emily Smernoff (19) – Sparta

2.       Greta Servitto (9) – St. Elizabeth

3.       Sofia Fernandez (8) – Montville

4.       Aralyn Saulys (6) – Sparta

5.       Annibelle Ernst (6) – Mendham

6.       Amethyst Garcia (6) – Mount Olive

Digs:

1.       Abigail Adams (111) – Morris Tech

2.       Madison Mauton (60) – Morris Tech

3.       Brynn McCurry (59) – Sparta

4.       Mackenzie Rock (56) – Jefferson

5.       Haley Maher (56) – Sparta

Assists:

1.       Arianna Puleo (87) – Sparta

2.       Emily Carcich (86) – Jefferson

3.       April Faber (80) – Morris Knolls

4.       Michaela Voit (80) – Montville

5.       Lorie Horta (76) – Roxbury

Aces:

1.       Lexi Moskovitz (20) – Vernon

2.       Brooke Atkins (19) – Morristown

3.       Alexa Kozimor (19) – Hackettstown

4.       Carly Young (17) – Morris Tech

5.       Lorie Horta (15) – Roxbury

Mon, 9/13

Whippany Park def. Morris Tech 2-1 (13-25, 26-24, 25-23)

·       Morris Tech

o   Abigail Adams 36 digs

o   Madison Mauton 26 digs

o   Alex Levitt 19 digs

o   Christine Smith 16 kills

Morris Hills def. Dover 2-0 (25-6, 25-9)

Vernon def. High Point 2-0 (25-9, 25-17)

No. 5 Sparta def. Chatham 2-0 (25-7, 25-11)

Madison def. Hanover Park 2-0 (25-23, 25-20)

Jefferson def. Randolph 2-0 (25-20, 25-22)

·       Jefferson

o   Mackenzie Rock 11 kills, 10 digs

o   Emily Carcich 12 digs, 15 assists

No. 7 Roxbury def. Morristown 2-0 (25-21, 25-15)

·       Roxbury

o   Maia McNeil 7 kills, 3 blocks

·       Morristown

o   Gwen Atkins 11 assists, 7 kills

Parsippany def. Parsippany Hills 2-0 (25-21, 25-23)

Pope John def. St. Elizabeth 2-0 (25-19, 25-17)

No. 16 Mendham def. West Morris Central 2-0 (25-18, 25-9)

Tues, 9/14

Morris Knolls def. Kinnelon 2-0 (25-17, 25-22)

Jefferson def. Montville 2-0 (25-22, 26-24)

·       Jefferson

o   Mackenzie Rock: 14 kills, 9 digs

o   Emily Carcich 20 assists, 11 digs, 4 aces

Morristown def. Randolph 2-0 (25-18, 25-22)

Mountain Lakes def. Villa Walsh 2-0 (25-19, 25-20)

Wed, 9/15

No. 16 Mendham def. Mount Olive 2-0 (25-15, 25-20)

Kinnelon def. Parsippany 2-0 (25-20, 33-31)

Madison def. Morris Catholic 2-1 (25-22, 16-25, 25-21)

Morris Knolls def. Morris Hills 2-0 (25-18, 25-15)

·       Morris Knolls

o   Lea Mackey: 9 kills, 11 digs

Mountain Lakes def. St. Elizabeth 2-0 (25-22, 25-19)
Hanover Park def. Dover 2-0 (25-12, 25-12)

Randolph def. Chatham 2-1 (17-25, 25-20, 25-21)

Morris Tech def. High Point 2-1 (25-20, 21-25, 25-14)

·       Morris Tech

o   Abigail Adams 40 digs

o   Madison Mauton 25 digs

o   Christie Smith 12 kills, 7 aces

Morristown def. Par Hills 2-0 (25-22, 25-14)

Vernon def. Hackettstown 2-0 (25-12, 25-13)

·       Vernon

o   Colleen Fraser 13 kills

No. 7 Roxbury def. Pope John 2-0 (25-19, 25-14)

No. 5 Sparta def. West Morris Central 2-0 (25-21, 25-15)

·       Sparta: 66 digs as a team

Villa Walsh def. Pequannock 2-0 (25-17, 25-14)

Thurs, 9/16

West Milford def. Vernon 2-0 (25-16, 25-23)

Hackettstown def. Pequannock 2-0 (25-9, 25-6)

Fri, 9/17

Union def. St. Elizabeth 2-0 (25-22, 25-15)

No. 16 Mendham def. Caldwell 2-0 (25-14, 25-13)

Morris Hills def. Parsippany Hills 2-0 (25-20, 25-20)

Verona def. Morris Catholic 2-1 (25-23, 23-25, 25-20)

Morris Knolls def. Morristown 2-1 (25-22, 19-25, 25-19)

·       Morris Knolls

o   Lea Mackey 19 kills, 7 digs

·       Morristown

o   Brooke Atkins 10 kills, 8 digs

No. 5 Sparta def. Jefferson 2-0 (26-24, 25-15)

·       Jefferson

o   Mackenzie Rock 12 kills, 13 digs

o   Emily Carcich 16 assists, 13 digs

Villa Walsh def. Dover 2-0 (25-13, 25-22)

Montville def. Chatham 2-1 (23-25, 26-24, 26-24)

·       Montville: 64 digs as a team

o   Sofia Fernandez 18 kills, 10 digs

o   Michaela Voit 25 assists, 9 digs

Kinnelon def. Morris Tech 2-1 (25-18, 17-25, 25-23)

Ridge def. Randolph 2-0 (25-16, 25-10)

No. 7 Roxbury def. Warren Hills 2-0 (25-5, 25-10)

·       Roxbury

o   Vic Latino 10 kills, 9 digs

Sat, 9/18

Voorhees def. Hackettstown 2-1 (19-25, 25-22, 25-18)

No. 5 Sparta def. Voorhees 2-0 (25-21, 25-16)

·       Sparta

o   Arianna Puleo 11 assists, 10 digs

No. 5 Sparta def. Hackettstown 2-0 (25-16, 25-12)

Undefeated:

No. 5 Sparta 7-0 (6-0 NJAC, 3-0 NJAC American)

Mountain Lakes 3-0 (3-0 NJAC, 3-0 NJAC Independence)

Madison 3-0 (3-0 NJAC, 3-0 NJAC Liberty)

Morris Knolls 4-0 (4-0 NJAC, 3-0 NJAC National)

For those who would like to see who I feel is in the top-tier of the NJAC, below is my top 5:

1.       Sparta

2.       Roxbury

3.       Mendham

4.       Jefferson

5.       Vernon

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