Waterman's 22 Kills Sparks Volleyball Past Rutgers-Camden
Montclair, NJ – Sophomore CARLY WATERMAN registered 22 kills and 13 digs as Montclair State outlasted Rutgers-Camden in four sets at the Panzer Athletic Center on Thursday evening. LEAH HIGGINS added 10 kills as the Red Hawks (10-3, 2-1 NJAC) knocked off the Scarlet Raptors (7-7, 0-3 NJAC) 25-22, 24-26, 25-12 and 25-22 for its fifth consecutive victory. Morgan Mulligan had 11 kills and 13 digs for Rutgers-Camden. Montclair jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first set thanks to a pair of kills by JILLIAN WILSON. The Red Hawks built a 9-3 cushion before Rutgers-Camden went on a 10-1 run to take a 13-10 advantage over MSU. MSU answered with a quick 4-0 run, giving the Red Hawks a 14-13 lead on its way to a 25-22 opening set win. Rutgers-Camden would even the match with a 26-24 win in the second game. The Scarlet Raptors registered 15 kills in the set and held the Red Hawks to a .054 hitting percentage in the set. With the match even at one, Montclair put together it's strongest set with a 25-12 win in the third frame. MSU outhit the Scarlet Raptors .310 to -.100 in the period. Waterman had six of her team high 22 kills to put the Red Hawks in the lead. After a back-and-fourth final set, Montclair went on a 5-0 run to take an 11-7 lead. Rutgers Camden would cut into the lead and make it 15-13 before LEAH HIGGINS ended the rally with a kill. Montclair would use a kill by Waterman and a miscue by the Scarlet Raptors to seal the match with a 25-22 win.