Bloomfield HS boys volleyball team advances to ECT semifinals

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ –  The top-seeded Bloomfield High School boys volleyball team defeated eighth-seeded West Essex, 25-9, 20-25, 25-16, in the Essex County Tournament quarterfinals May 14 at BHS. The Bengals improved to 17-5 on the season.

The ECT semifinals will be held May 16 at Livingston HS. Bloomfield will face fifth-seeded Millburn at 5 p.m. followed by No. 2 Livingston against No. 3 Payne Tech at 6:15 p.m. The final will be held at Bloomfield HS on Saturday, May 18, at 1 p.m.

The Bengals won the Super Essex Conference-American Division regular-season championship. It marks their fourth straight SEC title.

In addition, the Bengals received the No. 2 seed in the NSIAA North Jersey Section 1 state tournament and will host the winner of No. 18 Lyndhurst and No. 15 Hackensack on May 21. The top seed is Fair Lawn.

Photo by Steve Ellmore

Bloomfield vs. West Essex, ECT quarterfinals