Madison edges Whippany Park
MADISON, N.J. – Despite constant shoves from a resilient Whippany Park opponent, Madison found a way to shove right back and, in turn, afforded itself the chance to extend a winning streak.
In a live-streamed showdown of girls volleyball teams on MSGVarsity.com, the Dodgers cruised to a two-game victory, 25-20, 25-19 over Whippany Park on Wednesday afternoon.
JoEllen Kentner struck for nine kills, seven blocks and seven digs for the Dodgers, who won their fourth straight match and improved their record to an impressive 8-1 mark overall.
"I think we played very confidently," Kentner said. "All together, I thought we played well. We were blocking a lot."
Kayla Fennelly chipped in with five kills and two digs, while Madison as a team edged the opposition in aces by a 10-2 margin.
In the first game, Madison used a pair of 7-1 runs to build a 21-13 lead midway through, but Whippany Park showed some life by constructing a 7-2 rally before being put away for the game point.
"I was just pumped up and confident and ready to play," Kentner added.
The Dodgers did not let up, jumping out to a 5-1 run in the second game and never looked back.
Entering with a 5-3-1 record, the Wildcats were fresh off a three-game win over Dover. In the final game of that contest, they edged the opposition, 25-23, after squandering the second stanza.
Prior to this setback, Whippany Park’s last loss came on September 17, when it fell to Scotch Plains in two games.
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