SOL Boys' Volleyball District Wrap (5-16-17)

Pennridge, Souderton, CB East & Neshaminy were winners in Tuesday’s opening round of the District One 3A Volleyball Tournament.

#6 PENNRIDGE 3, #11 HAVERFORD 0 (25-8, 25-15, 25-21)
The Rams rolled to a sweep of the visiting Fords.
Ben Chinnici (seven kills, seven aces), Cross Edwards (seven kills, four aces), Kevin Jones (four kills, seven digs), Zach Detweiler (two kills, three blocks) and Ethan Lionettii (four kills, two aces) all contributed to a balanced Ram attack. Setter Corey Quaste had 28 assists. Danny Rutter had six digs.
Pennridge (14-5) will travel to Central Bucks West on Thursday for a district quarterfinal match.

#7 SOUDERTON 3, #10 NORTH PENN 0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-20)
The Indians took care of business in Tuesday’s opening round, earning a sweep of their neighboring rival.
“After splitting our matches this year, we knew it would be a tough match,” Souderton coach Dave Stastny said. “The first set we played a little tentative, but we settled down and were able to take the set 25-18.
“The second and third sets we were able to keep North Penn out of system. Both teams hustled throughout the match. Our net play was strong tonight.”
Mike Pagan led the Indians at the net with nine kills and nine blocks. Ben Campman and Cam Hart had five kills each. Luke Pagan had 17 assists and two aces.
Souderton will travel to second-seeded Council Rock North for a second round match on Thursday.

#8 NESHAMINY 3, #9 UPPER DUBLIN 0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-23)
The Redskins won in three straight, but the visiting Flying Cardinals battled to the end.
“Upper Dublin is a well-coached team that continued to fight,” Neshaminy coach Pat Klingerman said. “Each set was highly contested and could have gone any way. We managed to play as a team and pulled together to get the win.
“Our team played for their fellow student, Trevor Tu, who has Stage 4 nasopharyngeal carcinoma cancer. The game of volleyball takes a back seat to life. Our team, the Neshaminy school district, and our community has rallied behind him. He is not fighting alone.”
Shaun Kelly led the Redskins at the net with 13 kills, four digs and two blocks. Tommy Edwards added eight kills, two digs, one block and one ace. Anthony Verrecchio (four kills, two aces), Ben McGonagle (two kills, one block) and Tim Stressman (one kill, three blocks) also contributed at the net. Steve Wenderlich led the defense with 10 digs to go along with one kill.
Setter Miguel Montalvo had 29 assists, one kill, nine digs and three blocks. Steve Reich had three digs, and Alex Swiderski had one dig.
Neshaminy will take on a familiar opponent when it travels to top-seeded Pennsbury for a quarterfinal match Thursday.

Monday, May 16
CENTRAL BUCKS EAST 3, BENSALEM 0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-19)
The Owls didn’t go down quietly, but the Patriots had too many weapons.
Bensalem was led by Philip Bui (nine kills) and Joey Conley (eight kills, two blocks). Shekib Ghafary had four kills, and Ronak Shah had 17 assists.
“After losing a tough first set, (we) battled in the second but eventually came up just short,” coach Tim Linehan said. “I am incredibly proud of this group of young men, particularly my 10 seniors who gave us all a season to remember.”
Central Bucks East will travel to fourth-seeded Avon Grove for a quarterfinal match Thursday.