Information and photos from Maureen Dazzo
The Ridge High School girls volleyball team, after dominating against Watchung Hills and winning the Somerset County Championships in 2 sets; 25-20 and 25-20, now moves on to compete in the state tournament on Nov. 6.
After winning against the county teams last Saturday, the girls volleyball team, ranked no. 11 in the state, was selected as the number one seed for the Somerset County Tournament and received a bye for the first round.
The county tournament semifinal and final matches were played at Hillsborough High School, and the Ridge players met up with Bridgewater-Raritan as their first opponent.
Although Ridge had easy wins against Bridgewater during the season, the Bridgewater team came out fighting and took early leads in both sets of the matches.
Ridge pulled together and came back to win the first set 25-23 and then fought its way back from an 8-point deficit in the second set to win 26-24. That win secured the Ridge girls a spot in the finals against foe Watchung Hills.
After losing one match to Watchung during conference season play, the Ridge team was ready to be avenged. The lady Red Devils came out swinging, blocking, digging, and serving.