By: Kalia Inman
The Volleyball season at Bergen has already kicked off and the women on the Bergen Bulldogs Volleyball team have already played 16 games.
Following their victory over the Passaic Panthers, the team now has an 11-5 record.
The program uses the pre-season to assemble a team, make sure the athletes are eligible, and spread the word about the upcoming season. The Bulldogs had an extensive pre-season that began Aug. 9. Throughout the pre-season, the team played five scrimmages and won all of them.
This method clearly has paid off, since the women began the season with a five-game winning streak. The team has lost three players: one due to a torn ACL, and the other two to eligibility difficulties. Coach Janet Elder, however, has high hopes for the season.
When asked what the strengths of the upcoming season were, Elder stated, “The middle hitters have better experience with blocking, we have strong outside hitters, and a great libero. We keep the ball alive; we can play with any team in the conference.”
To be eligible, a team needs to have at least an even record (.500). Last fall, the volleyball team fell two games short of making it to the playoffs. However, Coach Elder believes the group is headed in the right direction.
There are now only four games remaining in the regular season until the start of the playoffs. Visit Sussex Community College today at 6:00 p.m. to watch them play the Sussex Skylanders, or come support the Bulldogs at their next home game, Friday the 13th, at 6:00 p.m.
Bergen’s men’s soccer team currently holds a record of 2-8.
The team is headed by the new Men’s Soccer Head Coach, Jonathan Sanchez.
On Sept. 12, the Bulldogs had their first win over the Union Owls. There have been four postponed games and one canceled one due to weather conditions
There are still a few games left for the team, which leaves multiple opportunities to triumph.