Check out the recaps for SOL boys’ volleyball teams in action Tuesday.
SOL National Conference
COUNCIL ROCK NORTH 3, ABINGTON 1 (25-18, 25-23, 23-25, 25-17)
The Indians won in four sets over a pesky Ghost squad that didn’t go down without a battle.
Sean D’Arcy and Justin Burns led the Indians at the net with 13 kills each. D’Arcy also had a team-high 23 digs while Burns had 15 digs, two blocks and two aces. Nick Desautelle had seven kills, 17 digs, two blocks and three aces. Sean Mealey added four kills and one dig, and Seth Connors had a team-high six blocks to go along with three kills and five digs. Setter Vytis Duncia had 33 assists, five digs, two aces and one kill. Ben Green had 15 digs and Abe Eldo added seven.
Danny Gonzalez’s 14 kills led the Ghosts’ attack. Juan Perez added three kills and seven blocks. Setter Taulant Kurti had 18 assists and 10 digs. Sean Dougherty led the defense with 30 digs and two assists while Kenny Wasekanes had nine digs and two aces.
The Ghosts (5-6, 4-5 SOL) will travel to Neshaminy on Thursday. The Indians improved to 6-2 overall, 5-1 in conference play.
BENSALEM 3, WILLIAM TENNENT 2 (28-26, 23-25, 14-25, 25-22, 17-15)
The Owls eked out a hard fought win in a grueling five-set match, rallying from a 2-1 deficit to win the next two sets.
Shiv Patel had a career high 20 kills to lead the Owls. Middle blocker Paul Leible had eight kills and four blocks and made key plays down the stretch to seal the match. Ethan Fan (12 kills, seven digs), Basheer Ghafary (42 assists, two kills, one ace) and Jake Mottershead (three kills, five digs, one block) also played well for the Owls.
Bensalem improved to 7-7 overall (5-5 SOL) while William Tennent (4-4 SOL) is 6-5 overall.
NESHAMINY 3, COUNCIL ROCK SOUTH 0 (25-15, 25-23, 25-20)
The Redskins earned a sweep of the visiting Golden Hawks.
Tony Camillo (13 kills, two aces, three digs, two blocks) and Matt Schwab (10 kills, one ace, eight digs) had big games at the net. Jesse Marshall (three kills, one ace, one dig, four blocks) and Paul Allen (two kills, one ace, two digs) also contributed. Setter Nick Storz had 27 assists, three kills, five aces and seven digs. Jesse Kovashetz led the defense with 15 digs. Also contributing were Ben Clendening (one kill), Stephen Fario (two aces) and Kieran Edwards (one dig).
For the Golden Hawks, Andrew Richards led the offense with 13 kills, two blocks, two block assists, a passer rating of 3.0 with 12 digs. Jatin Singh added three kills, one block and one ace. Setter Mitchell Gribman directed the offense with 23 assists, 12 digs and one kill. Josh Kats added two kills and two blocks while Shevy Fernando had three kills and three digs. Alec Rovner added six digs while Josh Berkowitz contributed two aces and 12 digs. Freshman libero JR Rowlands made his debut, passing an impressive 2.0 with 10 digs.
Neshaminy (6-3 SOL) upped its record to 8-4 overall while Council Rock South (1-6 SOL) is 1-9 overall.
SOL Continental Conference
CENTRAL BUCKS SOUTH 3, QUAKERTOWN 2 (16-25, 25-18, 23-25, 25-21, 15-13)
The Titans trailed 2-1 but rallied to win the next two sets to earn the tightly contest victory.
“This was a great team win for us tonight, and everyone stepped up and made a play when it was needed,” South coach Matt Ehlers said.
Aidan O'Brien led the Titans’ offense with 14 kills. Seniors Jonathan Zonshein and Mason Zeo led the defense with 20 and 17 digs, respectively. Andrew Rubas led the team from the service line with three aces and 18 points overall. Ricky Cho had four kills, including a very timely one in the fifth set. Setter Brandon Wisniewski finished the match with 11 assists with four coming in the final set. Defensive specialists Killian Fabiscewski and Garrett MacClay made some timely digs and ended the match with six and three digs respectively.
For the Panthers, Justin Flor had a big match, finishing with 19 kills, two aces and six digs. Cameron Cronk added eight kills and eight digs while Tyler Einolf had two kills and three blocks. Ty Fosbenner (15 assists, five kills, six digs) and Zach Frei (14 assists, one kill, two aces, three digs) split setting duties. Nathan Barkholz had two aces and four blocks, and Ryan DiCandilo had three blocks. Jared Leatherman contributed seven digs while Seth Wesley and Connor Williams had one dig each.
Central Bucks South is 4-8 overall and 2-7 in conference play while Quakertown is 1-9 overall (0-9 SOL).
NORTH PENN 3, PENNRIDGE 0 (25-18, 25-22, 25-16)
The Knights avenged an early season 3-2 loss at the hands of the Rams with a sweep in Tuesday’ rematch.
Setter Drew Coles dished out 25 assists and also had two aces, eight digs and one kill. Leading the Knights at the net were Kevin Abraham (10 kills, one ace, one block, three digs) and Evan Rothmann (nine kills, two blocks, two digs). Isaac Lambert added six kills, two aces, one block and three digs, and Michael Wang had four kills, two aces and six digs while Zach Jayes had four kills, one block and two digs. James Stewart added 10 digs and Ryan Stewart had five digs.
For the Rams, Danny Rutter led the defense with 12 digs to go along with three aces. Austin Jalosinski and Ryan Benscoter led the Rams’ attack with nine kills each. Jalosinski added three blocks. Ethan Lionetti and Matt McCreary both had four kills. Lionetti also had six digs. Setter Chris McKinney had 23 assists and three blocks.
North Penn is now 6-4 overall (5-4 SOL) while the Rams are 5-6 overall (5-4 SOL).
CENTRAL BUCKS WEST 3, UPPER DUBLIN 1 (22-25, 26-24, 25-22, 27-25)