The Rutgers-Camden University volleyball team brought the heat against Valley Forge Christian College during their home opener on Wednesday night.
It was a satisfying win for the Lady Raptors, who posted a 3-0 (25-7, 25-12, 25-7) victory, sweeping the Patriots.
The Lady Raptors held solid leads throughout the sets as the Patriots struggled to close the gap on the scoreboard. The team generated efficient plays while working on their movement throughout the court.
Stand-out players, junior Katherine Crosby (Marlton, NJ/Cherokee), who was recently named NJAC offensive player of the week, sophomore Kristin Koloski (Cinnaminson, NJ/Cinnaminson) and freshman Chelsea Schmotzer (Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill West) each posted five kills for Rutgers-Camden.
The Lady Raptors set a new record for the program; for the first time in 11 years the Rutgers-Camden team has been three games over .500.
The Lady Raptors celebrated their 4-1 record by joining their fans in the stands and showing their school spirit as they clamored to catch flying hot dogs.
“Our student-athletes showed how a great team handles that same situation”, said volleyball head coach Mat Ogin, “We competed with maturity and focus. We played every ball that crossed back over the net, and we executed every skill with poise: from the most routine
pass to out-of-system, acrobatic strikes.Valley Forge, to their credit, responded admirably”.
The Rutgers-Camden Lady Raptors hope to continue their winning streak when they travel to Penn-State Abington on Friday at 7 p.m.