Lawrence Township, NJ (September 29, 2015) – For the second time this season the Loudoun County Raiders and Briar Woods Falcons met on the volleyball court in a contest of state champions. In a match-up a little more north than the most recent barnburner, two VHSL State Champion setters from Loudoun County rekindled an old rivalry, this time at the collegiate level.
Loudoun County alumni and current Rider University freshman, Olivia Aycock, and Briar Woods alumni and Marist College freshman, Taylor van der Biezen, competed against one another on Rider’s home court in Lawrence, NJ on Saturday, September 26th. Aycock’s Rider Broncs (9-9) defeated van der Biezen’s Marist Red Foxes (9-6) by the score 3-1. They will meet again at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY on October 25th.
Aycock and van der Biezen are not only rivals from high school and now college, but friends. They were teammates on the NVVA 15 Select team as well as the 2012 CHRVA Region High Performance team. Stone Bridge Alumni, Ryan Ackerman is also part of the Rider University volleyball team as a junior outside hitter.
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