The Columbia Cougars varsity volleyball team ended its regular season last week with a win against the Millburn Millers in two tight and evenly matched games, 25-22, 25-23, putting the team at the top of its division of the Super Essex Colonial League Conference.
The packed CHS gymnasium helped to fuel the Lady Cougars determination to win having, previously lost to Millburn earlier in the season. This was the Cougars fourth consecutive win in as many days – defeating St. Vincent Academy, North 13th Street Tech, Immaculate and Millburn.
At the end of the regular season Columbia players statistically ranked in the top five for the league. Senior co-captain Dondrea Taylor-Stewart leads the league with 224 digs. Senior co-captain Jasmine Keegan ranks 1st with 167 attacks, 2nd with a hitting percentage of .440, and 3rd for blocking with 34. Senior co-captain Gabby Salinardo ranks second in the league for serving aces and assists, 36 and 207, respectively. Junior Ta’mya Allen ranks 5th in the league for blocking with 29.
The Lady Cougars end their regular season with an impressive 17-5 record overall, and 15-1 for the Super Essex Colonial League Conference. Columbia currently leads the division, with Millburn close behind with one last game to play. The Cougars will either be the lone division champs or will share the title with Millburn.