Montclair, N.J. (9/19/17) –Senior Sara Ridgway became the all-time blocks leader as Kean University rallied to take the final two sets in a 3-2 victory over Montclair State University on Tuesday evening.
Ridgway collected 10 kills and recorded 11 blocks for the Cougars (8-4, 2-0 NJAC), who won the first set 26-24 before dropping the next two 25-15 and 25-18. Kean, which snapped a three-match losing streak against MSU, won the fourth 25-16 before taking the deciding set 15-7. Ridgway now stands with 390 career blocks. She needed four coming into the match for the record.
Montclair State fell to 6-4 on the year, 0-2 in the league.
Kean registered 19 blocks in the match, including seven in the fourth set. Vikki Stec and Andrea Antal recorded four and three kills respectively helping the Cougars for the deciding set.
Brett Harper opened the fifth with a kill and two errors by the Red Hawks made the score 3-0. Antal had two kills that pushed the lead to 7-2 and the Cougars went in front 10-3 on two kills by Ridgway sandwiched in between one from Brianna Calvano. Montclair got the next two points to halve the deficit however Kean reeled off the next four points for a commanding 14-5 lead. Stec started it off with a kill and served up an ace three points later to cap the run.
Montclair held off two point but Ridgway finished off the match with her final kill.
Antal had nine kills along with five blocks and five digs. Calvano totaled 36 assists, seven digs and five blocks. Libero Kortnee Nelson collected 14 digs.
Kean's schedule does not get any easier as they face Stockton University on Thursday in NJAC action.