Posted: 9:22 pm Monday, September 17th, 2012

Volleyball: Boca Raton makes early claim to “area’s best” title 

By Jeff Greer

Area volleyball fans don’t need much time to compare the best teams and find out who’s who in the pecking order.

The East Coast Challenge, hosted by Martin County, always features the top teams in the area — with the exception of a few — and usually culminates with an exciting Saturday of competition. This past weekend was no different.

Boca (9-0) staked its claim as the area’s best team with a championship win over host Martin County. The Bobcats beat Jupiter in pool play, and also swept state semifinalist Cardinal Gibbons and defending state champ Merritt Island. Setter Libby Vilmar and outside hitter Ruth Harrington made the all-tournament team.

In the five wins, Harrington had 63 kills and 40 digs, while Vilmar contributed 123 assists.

Other results from the ECC
Courtesy of the TCPalm’s roundup from the tournament, John Carroll took third in the gold bracket. Jensen Beach won the silver bracket, beating Wellington for that title. Dwyer won the copper bracket.