Volleyball loses win streak to Stockton University

The women’s volleyball team fell for the first time this season in a conference game against Stockton University on Oct. 10. Ramapo gave it their all, totaling 57 kills to Stockton’s 53, but ultimately fell 3-2. Ramapo now sits with an overall record of 12-1 and 3-1 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC).

The fight was fierce from the beginning. The Ospreys took the first set with 14 kills to the Roadrunners’ 12 and a hitting percentage of 0.25 to their 0.189, closing the set 25-21. Ramapo came back strong and won the second set 25-20, closing the deal with two kills in a row from Maliyah Labrie and Kalme Moncavo. Stockton demolished the third set 25-12 with an incredible hitting percentage of 0.545 to Ramapo’s 0.156.

Ramapo fought hard in the fourth set to claim it 25-19, forcing a fifth set. There, victory slipped from the Roadrunners’ grasp as Stockton took it 15-13. The final nail in the coffin was a kill from Stockton freshman Nicole Palmer.

The loss cannot erase Ramapo’s incredible season so far, and credit is due to Penelope Rivera and Moncavo, who contributed 12 and 15 kills respectively throughout the game.

Sophomore Ashley Kish had this to say about her team’s exceptional record. “It’s our chemistry, and how well we get along together. We’re friends on and off the court, so I think that’s where our success is coming from.”

Next up for the Roadrunners, Ramapo will be up against Bard College and Skidmore College in a tri-match in Saratoga Spring, NY this Saturday, followed by a NJAC matchup against New Jersey City University on Tuesday.




Featured photo courtesy of Ramapo Athletics