Belleville HS girls’ volleyball team moves to 7-2 on the season

BELLEVILLE, NJ – The Belleville High School girls’ varsity volleyball team had a 7-2 record through Sept. 22.

After a 6-0 start, the Bucs lost for the first time this season, falling to rival Nutley in a three-set thriller. The Bucs won the first set, 25-23. Nutley won the second set, 25-16. In the decisive third set, Nutley won, 28-26.

The Bucs defeated Rutherford the next day at home and lost to Montclair Kimberley on Sept. 22 at home.

Loss, Nutley, 23-25, 25-26, 28-26, Sept. 20

BHS stats

Gianna Benacquista: 10 kills, 5 digs.

Kiara Collazo: 15 digs.

Giselle Luna: 24 digs.

Natasha Sanchez: 20 assists, 6 digs.

Kara Sica: 10 digs.

Clarisse Abanilla: 9 kills, 3 digs.

Won, Rutherford, 25-13, 25-21, Sept. 21

Gianna Benacquista: 8 kills

Victoria Bruno: 8 kills

Kiara Collazo: 6 kills, 10 digs

Giselle Luna: 10 digs

Natasha Sanchez: 21 assists

Kara Sica: 6 digs

Loss, Montclair Kimberley Academy, 23-25, 25-18, 25-23, Sept. 22

Kiara Collazo: 23 digs, 8 kills.

Gianna Benacquista: 11 kills, 4 digs.

Victoria Bruno: 6 digs.

Natasha Sanchez: 22 assists, 10 digs.

Kara Sica: 6 digs.

Justine Areola: 7 digs.

Giselle Luna: 15 digs.

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