Owens Community College captured the NJCAA Region 12 volleyball championship with a 15-4, 15-12, 15-3 victory last night over Columbus State at Owens.
OCC's women, ranked No. 1 in the nation, won their 25th straight match to advance to Saturday's NJCAA District 7 championships. The Express, coached by Fred Aubuchon, will play at noon at Owens.
Jaime Banners, Nicole Palazzolo and Breanne Detrick were all named to the all-region team for Owens (42-5).
Banners had seven kills and five blocks against Columbus State. Heather Sobbry had seven kills and three blocks. Katie Cordes made five kills, eight digs and two assists.