ACE IN THE Gap: Barnegat senior Kenny Franke delivers a provide in the course of the 2nd activity of the Bengals’ 25-13, 25-18 get around Donovan Catholic on May well 6. (Picture by David Biggy)
At times on May 6, the Barnegat boys volleyball workforce looked like a practical, very well-versed squad. At other periods, the Bengals appeared as if they nevertheless desired a significant amount of money of practice to get some matters straight. These types of is everyday living on a squad with one returning participant from the 2019 crew and a bunch of newbies.
“With not acquiring a season final 12 months, we pretty much have a total new staff,” claimed senior Kenny Franke, who mustered seven digs to assistance the Bengals knock off Shore Meeting Course B South rival Donovan Catholic to make improvements to to 5-4 on the year. “I’m the only one particular again and all people is else is new, and we’re attempting to find out how to participate in jointly less than a new coach, so it’s a entire new environment for us.”
Fortuitously, where by Barnegat lacks in volleyball ability and mentality, the Bengals can close the hole with athleticism – generally.
“Clearly, they are discovering the recreation alongside one another,” claimed coach Karla Jennings, who experienced zero rest amongst the women and boys seasons this calendar year. “But they all have a actually optimistic attitude, they want to understand, and they like every other. There are a large amount of excellent factors occurring with this staff.
“They can hold the ball in engage in simply because they’re really athletic. But that can only just take you so far. At some place, you have to be equipped to shut out points. Our men still will need to master to perform arranged within just the technique all the time and not just some of the time.”
MENACING SIGHT: Barnegat’s Hudsen Morici cranks up to deliver a provide towards the other side of the web for the duration of the Bengals’ 25-13, 25-18 victory about Donovan Catholic on May perhaps 6. (Picture by David Biggy)
Towards the Griffins, the Bengals finally woke up from a pre-recreation trance just after heading down 5-1. But as soon as they started out played volleyball, they promptly seized manage of the very first sport.
With Anthony Ryan taking the provider at 5-2, Barnegat ran off 10 straight details to seize the lead, and the Bengals never ever appeared back again. After Shawn Javines banged down one of his 7 kills to make it 5-5, a Donovan mishit produced it 6-5. From there, Pavan Patel scored on a destroy, Ryan sandwiched a pair of aces all-around a different Donovan strike mistake, and two a lot more balls into the internet from the Griffins designed it 12-5.
A Franke ace built it 17-10, and Hudsen Morici included a further ace afterwards in the sport to make it 23-13, right before a Donovan pass error and a different ace from Morici sealed the initial-game victory.
Through a 6- operate early in the 2nd video game – in which Josh Javines sent one of his two aces – the Bengals took an 8-2 direct to get momentum. The Griffins shut the margin to a place, 10-9, but a number of small spurts right here and there the rest of the way inevitably led to the Bengals sweeping the match with a 25-18 next sport.
Patel completed with 16 helps, though Jayson Schliechler – the only other senior starter, who midway via the initial video game furnished a comedic second when an opposing provide floating out of bounds in some way bounced off his head for a Donovan place that assisted ease Barnegat’s tension – scored on 3 kills and a block, and Josh Javines hammered three kills and recorded 7 provider factors. Ryan experienced 11 support points, which provided 4 aces, and a few digs.
BALL, Meet HAND: Barnegat senior Jayson Schliechler slams a eliminate for the duration of the next activity of the Bengals’ 25-13, 25-18 win in excess of Donovan Catholic on May possibly 6. (Photo by David Biggy)
“That’s how I use my head right here,” Schliechler mentioned, joking about finding in the way of the wayward serve heading out of bounds. “It introduced some power to the workforce, and then all people was making the most of by themselves out there. We wanted that.”
A working day earlier, Donovan gained a three-game thriller, 26-24, 25-27, 25-14. Franke had 11 kills, seven digs and eight aces, when Morici managed 14 digs and 10 helps, and Patel tallied 3 kills and 7 digs. Shawn Javines also had 3 kills, and Nick Block additional a pair of kills.
In a 25-8, 25-16 bruising of Lakewood on May well 3, Morici gave out 11 helps and scored on two kills and two aces, when Patel handed out nine helps and registered 10 assistance factors, including two on aces, and Josh Javines whacked six kills. Ryan also managed a pair of aces.
“We’re not tall, but we are really athletic, and that ought to go well for us. We go all out when we engage in,” Franke mentioned. “The matter we have to do is normally ignore about the very last issue, normally go forward. We have to target on the minor issues. We beat ourselves a large amount of the time mainly because we make very little issues. Now that we have figured every other out, we have to do away with the tiny issues and gain some momentum.”
Continues to be Undefeated
The Southern Regional boys volleyball team’s best start off to the time continued past 7 days, as the Rams cruised through 3 far more opponents to boost to 13-.
In a 25-14, 25-15 victory above Rancocas Valley on Might 8, the Rams were being paced by Tommy Deakyne’s 15 kills, while Dylan Lockwood gave out 23 helps and tallied eight assistance points, and Lucas Kean added 5 kills, 5 digs and an ace. C.J. Schmidt also contributed a trio of kills, and Nick Piserchia mustered seven digs.
During a 25-11, 25-13 acquire in excess of Course A South foe Toms River South, Matt Leonard dished out 13 assists and Lockwood gave absent 12 assists, although Dylan Bates smashed 8 kills, Piserchia tallied nine digs and two aces, and Ethan Scenario additional 4 digs. Two days before in opposition to the Indians, all through a 25-12, 25-12 drubbing, Leonard racked up 12 assists, two aces and two blocks, while Bates whacked seven kills, Keith Jeranek included 5 kills and a block, and Mattew Rekuc delivered on 3 kills.
Splits with Liberty
Following a 7-match successful streak, the Pinelands Regional boys volleyball workforce sustained its second loss of the season, slipping to Course B South rival Jackson Liberty, 25-19, 25-19, on Could 5. Brogan Duelly paced the Wildcats with seven kills, eight digs and a block, even though Dan Brunke gave out seven helps and scored 9 assistance factors, and Connor Johnson and Abdullah Elsayed just about every registered six digs.
The next day on their property courtroom, the Wildcats rebounded against the Lions, scoring a 25-23, 25-14 victory. Elsayed led the offense with 7 kills and included six digs and 4 aces, while Brunke notched 10 assists and two aces, and Trey Mumford recorded six digs and three aces. Nick Daleo contributed a few kills and scored on two blocks, as did Andrew Jenkins.
— David Biggy
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