RC girls’ volleyball 1 win away from playing for state title; Lions will face IHA in Friday’s Non-Public semifinals

The championship match is Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at William Paterson

The Roselle Catholic girls’ volleyball team is one win away from a chance to play for a state championship.

Roselle Catholic advanced to the semifinals of the NJSIAA’s Non-Public tournament with a three-game victory against Paul VI of Haddonfield in The Lions’ Den on Tuesday.

After dropping the first game 25-17, RC rebounded to win the final two games 25-20 and 25-13. The Lions improved to 22-3, while Paul VI, which eliminated Union Catholic last weekend, fell to 22-4.

Fourth-seeded Roselle Catholic will face top-seeded Immaculate Heart Academy of  Bergen County’s Washington Township in the semifinals on Friday at 6 p.m. The other semifinal pits seventh-seeded Holy Angels vs. sixth-seeded Red Bank Catholic.

The bracket posted on nj.com does not state where the semifinals will be played.

Calli Scheuermann, Jessica Ciandella and Sue Riley each scored 13 service points against Paul VI. Ciandella finished with 30 assists and Scheuermann added 12 kills.

Keyarah Newton, Ciandella and Riley were credited with seven digs apiece. It was the final home match for Roselle Catholic seniors Chrissy Campanelli, Brianna Fleming, Danielle Franklin and Melissa Sporer, who led the Lions to their first Union County Tournament championship last month.

The NJSIAA’s Non-Public final is scheduled for Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at William Paterson University in Wayne.

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