Check out the results for SOL boys’ volleyball teams in action Wednesday. William Tennent/Abington photos provided courtesy of Jon Sklut. Check back for a gallery of action photos.
PENNRIDGE 3, CENTRAL BUCKS WEST 2 (20-25, 25-21, 19-25, 25-13, 15-13)
The Rams celebrated the return of Ben Chinnici to their lineup by rallying from a 2-1 deficit to defeat the visiting Bucks in five sets.
Chinnici led the Rams with 23 kills, three aces and three blocks, and Cross Edwards also had a big night with 16 kills and 16 digs. Kevin Jones added nine kills and four blocks, and Zach Detweiler had eight kills and five blocks. Josiah Friesen had five kills, five digs and four blocks. Setter Corey Quaste handed out 55 assists. Jeremy Pruss had eight digs.
For the Bucks, Daniel Klapper matched Chinnici with 23 kills to go along with nine digs and five blocks. Ryan Alu had 11 kills, 25 assists and 17 digs, and Eli Gibson added seven kills and 11 digs. Cole Kaminski led the defense with 13 digs while Adam Klapper had 22 assists.
NORTH PENN 3, CENTRAL BUCKS SOUTH 0 (25-21, 30-28, 25-22)
The Knights earned a sweep of the visiting Titans, but it wasn’t easy as the Titans extended the second set to 30-28 before falling.
Hayden Rhodes led the Knights with 10 kills and 11 digs. Dishan Davara added seven kills and four blocks. Setter Ryan Ko had 31 assists and six digs, and Manan Patel had four digs and two aces.
Team leaders for the Titans included setter Mark Macios (one ace, one kill, four blocks, 19 assists, five digs) and middle Justin Koren (four aces, 12 kills, four blocks, 11 digs). Sophomore Jon Zonshein came in for a defensive role and recorded two digs.
UPPER DUBLIN 3, SOUDERTON 2 (14-25, 24-26, 27-25, 27-25, 15-11)
The Flying Cardinals dropped the first two sets but battled back to win the next three in a gritty comeback.
“It was a great comeback win against a very strong Souderton team that did a good job at the net,” UD coach Paul Choi said. “Dublin never gave up and displayed strong defense throughout the match.”
Jose Palomeque’s 36 digs led the Cardinals defensively. He also had four assists. Albert Sungenis had a big game at the net, finishing with 21 kills to go along with 13 digs, one ace and one block. Setter Brandon Ross had 37 assists, 18 digs, two kills and one ace. Also coming up big were Brandon Dolan (nine digs), Grant Molloy (six kills), Joe Choi (13 digs, one kill), Mario Petushi (six kills, five digs), Michael Cummins (four kills, one assist, two digs) and Troy Gomer (three aces, one assist, three digs).
“Upper Dublin was outstanding on defense,” Souderton coach Dave Stastny said. “They did not let the ball hit the floor.
“Upper Dublin got the upper hand, and we were unable to create a comeback and lost the match.”
Mike Pagan led the Indians’ attack with 19 kills, and Aaron Moyer led the defense with 15 digs.
COUNCIL ROCK NORTH 3, NESHAMINY 0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-18)
The Indians earned a sweep of the visiting Redskins and also earned high praise from Neshaminy coach Pat Klingerman.
“They are a very well coached team, and they came to play,” the Redskins’ coach said. “They deserved to win the game. It just was not our night.”
Leading the Indians at the net were Harry Wyatt (11 kills, seven digs, 2.5 blocks, two aces), Sean Helmlinger (seven kills, 3.5 blocks, two digs, two aces, one assist), Keven D’Arcy (six kills, 2.5 blocks, one dig) and Jack Gunshenan (five kills, one dig). Setter Nick Baniewicz had 27 assists, two digs, two aces and one block. Alex Borman had six digs and one assist while Eddie Mancinelli had five digs. Also contributing were Justin Walton (two kills, two digs, one block, one ace), Brady Haggerty (three kills) and Will Hewitt (.5 blocks).
For the Redskins, Shaun Kelly (eight kills, one block) and Tommy Edwards (seven kills, four digs) led the attack. Setter Miguel Montalvo had 21 assists, one kill and one block. Steve Reich led the defense with 10 digs while Steve Wenderlich had eight digs, two kills and two assists. Also contributing were Anthony Verrecchio (two kills, one dig, one block), Ben McGonagle (two kills, one block) and Tim Stressman (two kills, one block).
PENNSBURY 3, COUNCIL ROCK SOUTH 0 (25-10, 25-10, 25-17)
The Falcons remained perfect in conference play with a sweep of the Golden Hawks.
Justin Sadley (nine kills, .643, two blocks), Louis Bavas (10 kills, one ace, five digs) and Sean Sweeney (eight kills, two aces, four digs, one block) led a balanced Falcon attack. Setter Andy Delworth had 26 assists, two kills and three digs. Charlie Bluestein led the defense with 10 digs to go along with two assists and three aces. Also contributing to the win were Marshall Nixon (three kills, .600, one dig, one block), Adam Hludzinski (one kill) and Ben Cutrone (two assists).
The Golden Hawks were led by Jack Geiger (five kills, three blocks, one ace) and Shane Slivinski (five kills, eight digs).
WILLIAM TENNENT 3, ABINGTON 1
Brandon Carter’s 20 kills led the Panthers. He also had a pair of aces. Joe Ferrell added nine kills and two aces, and Andrey Zhurbich led the defense with 18 digs.
For the Ghosts, Cole Sanora had 12 kills and seven digs, and Daniel Gonzalez had 13 kills, five digs and two blocks. TJ Dougherty led the defense with 17 digs, and setter Ronnie Fishbein had 30 assists and seven digs. Jason Lockhart had five kills and six blocks, and Gary Massey had six blocks.
CENTRAL BUCKS EAST 3, QUAKERTOWN 0 (25-17, 25-10, 25-21)
For the Panthers, Logan Spieker (seven kills, six digs, two blocks) and Josh Moyer (seven kills, three digs) led the attack. Setter Drew Stout had 12 assists, and Zac Mahler contributed six digs.