FIT Volleyball Crushes Suffolk CC to Advance to the NJCAA National Tournament
By Carrie Thomas
(Middletown, NY). The FIT Tigers Volleyball team had one thing on their minds all season--get to Nationals!! They did just that Saturday, convincingly, over arch rival Suffolk CC 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-23).
"This is what we have worked for all season. These girls endured a loaded schedule. We had double the dates than most schools and played upper division opponents. I'm so glad we had the schedule that we did. It truly prepared us for this moment! I have never been so proud of a team! They fought for every point like it was match point. It was a total team effort!" stated Coach Carrie Thomas.
The Tigers were led by Anna Buckley who spread the floor with 29 set assists and 8 kills. Megan Houff pounded out 9 kills. Rachel Carey and Vivian Htam hammered 7 kills with Carey adding 11 digs. Miranda Mitchell recorded 6 kills. Alison Tyler handled the backcourt defensively with 13 digs.
Anna Buckely was named Region XV Tournament MVP. Megan Houff and Rachel Carey were named to the All Tournament team.
Earlier in the day the Tigers had defeated host Orange CCC 3-0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-21) in the semi final match.
Megan Houff led FIT with 19 kills. Anna Buckley tallied 29 set assists. Rachel Carey and Vivian Htam had kills. Miranda Mitchell cranked out kills and digs.
The FIT Tigers (36-4) will travel to Rochester, MN November 15th and 16th to play in the NJCAA Division III National Volleyball Tournament.