SOL Boys' Volleyball Wrap (3-23-23)

Check the recaps for SOL boys’ volleyball teams in action Thursday.

SOL National Conference

PENNSBURY 3, ABINGTON 0 (25-11, 25-12, 25-23)
The Falcons received contributions up and down their lineup on their way to the sweep of the visiting Ghosts.
Nathan Knapp led a balanced attack with eight kills (.533 hitting percentage) and also had six digs and two blocks. Josh Flax added seven kills (.455), one assist, one ace and two digs, and Brian Drewes contributed six kills (.417), four aces and five digs. Jake Bucksar (10 assists, 1 kill, 2 digs) and Kieran Shaw (13 assists, 1 dig, 1 block) shared setting duties. Also contributing for the Falcons were Anthony Klyuchnyk (2 kills, .667, 2 blocks), Ben Bedard (1 kill, 2 assists, 3 aces, 2 digs), Billy Cavanagh (1 kill), Lukas Ricciardi (1 assist, 3 aces) and Jayce Secoda (2 kills, 2 blocks).
Pennsbury put up an incredibly tough offensive onslaught,” Abington coach Maddy Robinson said. “Number 13 (Knapp) was a very serious weapon from both the front and back row. Serves were tough and the defensive effort was coordinated to support the offense. Very solid team.
“Abington put up a fight in the third set to stay alive but didn't quite pull through.”
Zach Miller led the Ghosts’ offensive effort from the outside with nine kills (.330 average) and eight digs. Jack Scharnikow added another three kills from the outside. Setter Brendan Dougherty racked up eight assists and two kills while sophomore setter Max Brahler added eight assists and two aces. Middles Danyel Mayo and Kai Savadove rounded out the Ghosts' offense with their blocking efforts to try and contain the Falcons' offense and added two and one kill each, respectively

This was a really tough game for us and showed us that as a young team we have a lot of work left to do but that we can hang with the best of them,” Robinson. “Pennsbury is going to be an incredible competitor this year in the SOL.
Pennsbury (3-0, 2-0 SOL) will compete in the Red Rover Invitational Saturday and will travel to Council Rock South on Monday. Abington (1-2, 1-1) will travel to Upper Dublin on Monday.

The Panthers won a grueling five set match over the visiting Owls.
For the Owls, sophomore setter Veer Patel had 35 assists and 13 digs. Bensalem’s balanced attack was led by Dev Patel (13 kills), Jack Wineburg (8 kills, 2 aces), Yosuf Khan (8 kills) and Jahaan Patel (7 kills, 3 aces). Libero Rohan Patel led the defense with 18 digs.
William Tennent (2-1, 2-0 SOL) will travel to Abington on Tuesday, and Bensalem (0-1) will host Lower Merion in a non-league match Friday.



SOL American Conference

Nate Brown had a huge night at the net, finishing with 18 kills and four blocks to lead the Indians to their second conference win in as many matches.
Derek Gilmore (8 kills, 4 blocks), Ian Nice (7 kills, 4 blocks, 3 aces) and Matt Quizon (4 kills, 6 blocks) also had big games at the net. Levi Leatherman handed out 33 assists and had a pair of blocks. Alec Kreiser led the defense with seven digs.
Souderton (2-0 SOL) will travel to Central Bucks West on Tuesday, and Central Bucks East (1-1) will host Upper Dublin on Tuesday.

PENNRIDGE 3, NORTH PENN 1 (25-23, 25-18, 22-25, 25-12)
Setter Evan Jalosinski had a busy night, handing out 42 assists in the Rams’ win over the Knights. On the receiving end of many of those assists was Jude Rotondo, who had 21 kills in a monster night at the net.
Chris Cullen added nine kills and five blocks, and Bryce Ammon had eight kills, three blocks and two aces. Ty Porter led the defense with 12 digs to go along with three aces while Thomas McKinney had eight digs, two kills and two aces. Also contributing were Logan Jalosinski (4 kills), Gavin Stayer (3 kills) and Aaron Ladd (3 kills).
Pennridge (2-0 SOL) will travel to Parkland for a non-league match Friday.

CENTRAL BUCKS WEST 3, QUAKERTOWN 0 (25-23, 25-18, 25-17)
Dean Nguyen and Oliver Hu combined for 24 kills to lead West’s attack in their sweep of the Panthers with 13 and 11 kills respectively. Cooper Tyksinski added seven kills.
West setter Liam Boyle had 31 assists, and Caleb Woodring led the defense with 14 digs and two aces.
For the Panthers, Owen Williams led the way with 10 kills and 11 digs. Owen Latt added seven kills, one ace and one block, and Owen Reinford contributed four kills, two blocks and five digs. Tyler Moyer had three kills and four digs. Rhenan Ferreira had 20 assists, five digs and one ace. Anthony Clark finished with six digs, and Rhauan Ferreira had one block.
Central Bucks West (1-2, 1-1 SOL) will host Wissahickon in a non-league match Monday, and Quakertown (0-2) will be on the road at North Penn on Tuesday.

UPPER DUBLIN 3, CENTRAL BUCKS SOUTH 0 (26-24, 25-16, 25-18)
The Flying Cardinals bounced back from a tightly contested loss to Pennridge to earn a hard-fought sweep of the Titans.
“A tough loss for the young Titans team tonight,” South coach Dave Schlosser said. “(We) lost to a very good UD team after recording our first win of the season on Tuesday against CB West.
“The first set was very tight. That took a little of the wind out of CB South and we lost the second set. The third set was a better but a similar outcome. Great effort by all.”
For the Titans, Ben Grove and Will Nothum led the attack with eight kills each. Both South setters, Josh Conley and Gavin Roth, had 10 assists apiece.
Upper Dublin (1-1 SOL) will host Abington on Monday at 5 p.m., and CB South (1-1) will host Pennridge Tuesday.

Wednesday, March 22

WISSAHICKON 3, SPRING-FORD 2 (22-25, 25-21, 28-30, 25-19, 15-8)

Talk about an impressive beginning.
The Trojans hosted Spring-Ford in their program’s first ever boys’ volleyball match, and according to coach Mitch Harris, the epic battle five-set match lasted over two hours. 
The Trojans were led by setter Nate Oh who tallied 26 assists and nine kills and Reed Harris who had 22 kills and 12 assists. 
“It was a total team effort with all players contributing to the victory,” Harris said. “The team is led by senior captains Thomas Bridges (3 kills, 2 aces) and Connor Szczepkowicz (2 digs).  The Rams played a tremendous match, and it will be a great rematch later in the season when the Trojans travel to Spring-Ford.”
Wissahickon (1-0) – which is playing a completely non-league schedule in its inaugural season - will travel to Central Bucks West on Monday.

Matt LaBouliere turned in another standout performance for the Patriots, finishing with 12 digs, three aces and 14 kills, but Southern Lehigh had too many weapons and notched the non-league win.
East setter Ryan Coxey handed out 28 assists and also had five digs. Adam Leichter led the defense with 18 digs while Steve DiRugeris and AJ Helveston each had 11. Helveston also had six kills.
Also making contributions for the Patriots were Justin Berger (6 kills, 4 digs, 2 blocks), Ethan Scott (3 kills, 2 digs, 2 aces, 1 block) and Reid Miller (4 kills, 2 digs, 2 blocks).