Check out the recaps for SOL boys’ volleyball teams in action Thursday. CB East/North Penn photos provided courtesy of Jon Sklut. Check back for a gallery of photos.
CENTRAL BUCKS EAST 3, NORTH PENN 0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-17)
The Patriots continued to roll through conference play, earning their fourth win without a loss.
Setter Steve Storm spread out 26 assists while adding three kills and six digs. On the receiving end of most of those sets was Dylan Colbert, who finished with 19 kills and eight digs. Jacob LaBouliere had an outstanding all-around match, collecting six kills, five blocks, and eight digs. Defensively, Ryan Figus led the way with 10 digs. Other notable contributors included Christian Wolf (three kills, six blocks fuve digs), Thomas Gallagher-Teske (two kills, seven blocks) Jack Miller (four aces, six digs), CJ Dalby (4 four blocks, two digs), and Jack Zapf with an ace at a key point in the match.
For the Knights, setter Drew Coles had 25 assists, 11 digs, two blocks, three aces and one kill. Also leading the way for the Knights were Evan Rothmann (12 kills, one block, nine digs), Zach Jayes (nine kills, three blocks, four digs) and Michael Wang (seven kills, one block, 14 digs). Jamie Stewart led the defense with 16 digs to go along with two aces. Also contributing were Kevin Abraham (one kill, two aces, three blocks, one dig) and Luke Yoder (two kills, three aces, three blocks and four digs).
PENNRIDGE 3, CENTRAL BUCKS WEST 2 (16-25, 25-19, 18-25, 27-25, 15-12)
The Rams rallied from a 2-1 deficit to eke out a win over the Bucks in a grueling five-set match.
Ethan Lionetti and Ryan Benscoter each had 10 kills to lead a balanced Ram attack. Benscoter also had six blocks while Lionetti had three blocks, 10 digs and two aces. Matt McCreary added seven kills and four blocks while Danny Rutter had seven kills and 12 digs, and Chris McKinney added seven kills and 11 digs. Setter Austin Jaloskinski dished out 36 assists and also had eight digs, three blocks and two aces. Tommy Cassel led the defense with 15 digs.
PENNSBURY 3, WILLIAM TENNENT 1 (25-17, 18-25, 25-16, 25-17)
The Panthers took the second set from the Falcons, and they led in the match by Gohdan Tkachov, who finished with 12 kills, five blocks and one ace. Caleb McClaren added four kills and six digs, and Connor Berndlmaier had six kills and two blocks.
UPPER DUBLIN 3, CENTRAL BUCKS SOUTH 2 (25-18, 25-16, 17-25, 24-26, 15-6)
The Flying Cardinals opened up a 2-0 lead only to the watch the Titans rally to even the match. The Cardinals – who received contributions up and down their lineup - put the Titans away in the fifth and deciding set.
Mario Petushi led the Cardinals with 12 kills, 16 digs and four aces. Mike Ryan had nine kills and one block, Matt Ross added eight kills, three digs, one block and one ace, and Joey Levin contributed six kills, one block, seven assists and five digs. Ciaran Sutherland had five kills, one block and one assist while Alec Madden had three kills, five blocks, two aces, two assists and one dig.
David Levin (13 assists, one ace, one kill, one dig) and Devin O’Brien (24 assists, five digs, one ace) shared the setting responsibilities for the Cardinals. Also contributing were Taco Thompson (seven digs), Trevor Molloy (three kills) and Andrew Enck (three digs).
For the Titans, setter Andrew Rubas had 24 assists, six kills and an ace. Aidan O’Brien led the offense with 14 kills, two blocks, one ace and five digs. Outside hitter Jon Zonshein contributed offensively with 10 kills and led the defense with 16 digs. Setter Brandon Wisniewski led the team at the service line with four aces and also had 14 assists.
“I was really proud of how our team continues to work and keep themselves in marathon matches, pushing this one to five sets,” coach Matt Ehlers said.
ABINGTON 3, CHELTENHAM 0 (25-7, 25-15, 25-17)
The Ghosts earned a sweep of their cross-town rivals, combining for 13 aces and five blocks as a team. Juan Perez, Mario Colavita, Danny Gonzalez, Kenny Wasekanes and Sean Dougherty all had three kills. Sam Miller had two kills. Toulant Kurti had five assists and Ross Armon had three assists.
SOUDERTON 3, QUAKERTOWN 0 (25-12, 25-18, 25-18)
The Indians evened their conference mark at 2-2 with a sweep of the Panthers.
Aidan Wunderly had eight kills while Jimmy Wert had six kills, four aces and five digs. Setter Luke Pagan had 15 assists, five kills and four aces, and Will Nase had five kills and four digs.
For the Panthers, Ryan DiCandilo contributed six kills, one block and three digs. Seth Wesley (two kills, one ace, four digs) and Nathan Gingrich (one kill, one ace, five digs) also contributed. Setter Ty Fosbenner had 11 assists, one block and three digs.
BENSALEM 3, LANSDALE CATHOLIC 2
The Owls outlasted the Crusaders in a non-league match Thursday. Paul Leibel’s 21 kills and Basheer Ghafary’s 56 assists led the Owls. Shiv Patel (15 kills, three aces), Ethan Fan (14 kills, five aces) and Jake Mottershead (eight kills) also played well for the Owls, who improved to 3-5 overall.