October 25, 2021 – By NJP
It was a great night for the Shore Conference as they showcased some of their top team at Georgian Court University for the semi-finals and finals of the Shore Tournament. In preliminary play, Donovan Catholic outlasted Toms River East in three sets in the first semi-final, and St. John Vianney took down Southern in straight sets to advance to the finals.
In the finals, Donovan Catholic came out strong, taking the first set 25-23. But the Lady Lancers jumped ahead in set 2 and never looked back and then took a spirited third set with a late rally to put the Griffins away. In the third set, with the score at 21-16, Kennedy Mayo put down a monster block to give the Lady Lancers a 6 point lead 22-16.
The momentum was all with the SJV at that point which led to match point and the eventual win on a long serve.
Congrats to St. John Vianney on a hard fought victory. Also congrats to Toms River East, Southern, and Donovan Catholic for earning the right to play tonight.