St. John Vianney gymnasts (from left) Kylie Sitty, Shannon Ryan, Allyson Lambe and Christina Troche were the driving force behind the Lancers Shore Conference Championship victory at Brick Memorial Oct. 30.

The Lancers won their third conference title in the past five years on Oct. 30 at Brick Memorial High School by amassing 110.25 points. That total allowed SJV to squeak past defending champion Freehold Township, which had 109.825 points.

It was the Holmdel school’s first SCC title since winning it back-to-back in 2017-18. There was no meet last year due to COVID-19.

“They’ve been working so hard,” said coach Tracie Vaz, who won an SCC title while competing with Freehold Township in 1990. “I’ve seen so many improvements in the girls from last year to this year in general.

“We looked strong, but I didn’t know where everyone else was at until we started competing. As I was looking at the results going out (during the meet), I thought ‘Wow we really have a good chance.’ I think that alone really helped motivate them and they were like ‘We can do this!’”

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