Varsity Tuesday brought the hornets into Morton where they lost a close match to the mustangs. Nathan Dahms led the hornets in kills on the night.
On Thursday Hinsdale South traveled to Hinsdale Central on their senior night. Against a very talented team with 9 seniors, varsity couldn’t stop their offense and lost in 2 sets.
On Friday varsity headed to metea valley to open up the first day of tournament play. Losing a close match to Minooka in 2 sets and beating Lane tech in 2 sets the hornets took second in their pool.
Saturday brought a challenge with all seniors only being able to play one match against Oswego where the hornets lost in 2 sets. Following that, some of the younger varsity players stepped up and had some great matches. In a close match against Plainfield South which the hornets lost in 2 sets, freshmen Cole Korfist played very well at the net and kept the game close. To close out the tournament the hornets ended up losing a close match in 3 sets to Nequa Valley. Sophomore Jimmy Pacione played a great match as libero and junior Albert Atczylo led the offense in kills.
Week of April 22nd
Varsity The hornets started of another 3 consecutive match week against Downers Grove South. The hornets lost in 2 sets but Albert Atzcylo recorded his first kills as an outside hitter in his high school career which was exciting to see.
LT was the next matchup for varsity as they battled but fell short in 2 sets. Patrick Savage played a great match and recorded his first multi kill and block match.
To close out a long week of volleyball the hornets headed to York. In a 3 set thriller varsity ended up losing a well fought battle. What started off with a lot of errors turned into one of the best matches for the squad of the year. Nathan Dahms set the pace for the offense and the group showed some great hustle throughout the match.
JV 4/22 vs. Downers Grove South: L 0-2 (12-25, 13-25) Strong play from Outside Hitter Michael Bochenek and Right Side Milan Miscevic.
4/23 vs. Lyons Township: L 0-2 (15-25, 13-25) The hornet attack was lead by our libero Carson Kotecki keeping the offense in system against a large front row against LT
4/24 vs York: L 0-2 (4-25, 21-25) The hornets came alive in the 2nd set offensively thanks to Middle Hitter Andrew Hoch who put the hornets in a good position at the end of the set to be competitive and try to steal a set win from York.
Leyden Tournament 4/27 vs. Streamwood: W 2-0 (25-11, 25-12) vs. Lake Forest: L 0-2 (24-26, 25-27) vs. Bartlett: L 0-2 (21-25, 15-25) vs. Leyden: L 0-2 (17-25, 17-25) vs. Fenton: W 2-0 (25-21, 25-15)
Strong and Best tournament to date for the JV Hornets going 2-3 in the Leyden Tournament. Lead by setter Michael Bicek dishing out 56 assists on the day. Cole Korfist leading the team with 23 kills on the day. Max Noga had 14 aces on the day.
Freshman As the season is winding down, the boys have shown great improvements! Although we suffered 3 losses over the week, the boys went to 3 sets with DGS, first time ever! Our freshmen have never come that close to beating DGS, so it was a big accomplishment for us and the program. We fell short to LT and York, but worked hard and we are getting better each day. This freshmen team has come such a long way and it is very impressive with all the improvements that have been made. I would like to highlight Nathan Robelo for helping lead us in kills and always working his hardest!
Week of April 15th
Varsity The hornets traveled to play Willowbrook on their senior night Tuesday. With many lead changes and a very exciting battle the varsity squad lost in 3 sets. Ronnie Burrage led the team in kills but the warriors took over late.
Next up was a very talented Riverside Brookfield team who came into the hornets gym and had control most of the match winning in 2 straight sets. JV 4/16 @ Willowbrook: L 0-2 (21-25, 14-25) Set 1 had a strong offensive output from Outside Hitter Andrew Hoch and Right Side Jaden Salverredy.
4/17 vs Riverside Brookfield: W 2-0 (27-25, 25-18) Best complete match of the year as the team excelled in serve receive to stay in system and gain momentum offensively from Andrew Hoch and Harsh Chokshi.
4/20 @ Lake Park Invite vs. Warren: L 0-2 (21-25, 18-25) vs. Geneva: L0-2 (22-25, 15-25) vs. Lake Park: L 0-2 (13-25, 15-25) vs. St. Francis: L 0-2 (17-25, 22-25) vs. Schaumburg: W 2-1 (11-15, 15-11, 15-9)
The Hornets found more consistency as the tournament moved along. Credit to freshman Joey Pancentine for filling in from the Freshman team to play DS and Libero. HIs backrow play the whole day was much needed as it helped the Hornets find offense later in the day simply by digging a ball and keeping it playable. Middle Hitter Andrew Hoch with strong offensive displays in the Lake Park and Schaumburg matches forcing our opponents to respect the middle hitter. Setter Michael Bicek with smart decision making during the final match vs. Schaumburg was the difference maker and his setting ensuring 1v1 opportunities for our hitters and them not being double blocked.
Freshman This past week, we played Willowbrook and RB. At Willowbrook, the boys suffered a tough loss, 21-25 and 17-25, but they worked very hard and improved for their next match against RB. We had a very convincing win with scores of 25-12 and an exciting set with 29-27. The boys played incredibly well that set and I would like to highlight my libero, Joseph Pacentine. Joseph is a very consistent player for us and always works his hardest!
Week of April 8th
Varsity Hinsdale South opened up the week with Conference play against Addison Trail. The underclassmen had a great showing starting off conference play with a 2 set victory.
The next day the hornets headed to Fenton where they lost a close match 21-22, 22-25.
To close out the week and for the third straight day varsity headed to play a very talented Bolingbrook team. In probably one of the better matches of the year for South, there was a 2 set defeat 17-25 and 22-25. Bolingbrooks size was too much for the hornets. Some great team defense and net play by Ronnie Burrage kept this an exciting and fast paced match.
JV 4/9 Vs. Addison Trail: L 1-2 (25-22, 23-25, 24-26) The Hornets were propelled by strong performances by Andrew Hoch and Harsh Chokshi out of the middle front. Big kills and big blocks by both players put the Hornets in a very competitive match.
4/10 Vs. Fenton: L 1-2 (18-25, 25-14, 20-25) The Hornets were able to make a match out of this during set 2 victory by strong serving performances by Carson Kotecki and Harsh Chokshi. A clutch performance by Andrew Hoch who was moved to outside hitter, a position not normally played by him, and he was able to produce many quality scoring opportunities.
4/11 Vs. Bolingbrook: L 0-2 (18-25, 20-25) Harsh Chokshi continued a strong week with a big performance with big kills during both sets as well as timely blocks to keep the Hornets within striking distance most of the sets. Milan Miscevic with big time kills during the 2nd set to keep the game close.
4/13 Tournament at Barrington vs. Mundelein: L 0-2 (16-25, 17-25) vs. Barrington: L 0-2 (17-25, 18-25) vs. South Elgin: W 2-1 (27-25, 25-27, 15-13) vs. Lincoln Way Central: L 0-2 (12-25, 22-25)
The hornets went 1-3 during this tournament but showed signs of life running a new offense. Thanks to setter Mike Bicek for running a 5-1 all weekend and keeping all our hitters involved offensively, the Hornets were able to pick up their first win of the season versus a tough South Elgin team who went on to finish 2nd in the pool.
Freshman Last week, we had 3 matches and a tournament! Our boys lost to Addison Trail at home and to Bolingbrook, coming just short of a couple wins. However, they pulled out a win against Fenton and beat them convincingly in 2 sets! We had a tournament at South Elgin high school, where the boys went 1-3. We won against OPRF and lost to Wheeling, Deerfield, and Saint Charles North in 3 sets. Each week, I see more and more improvements in our boys and they keep getting better every single day. I would like to highlight Matthew Giadla for this week. He led us in assists and serves. His defense was fantastic and I have seen so much improvement.
Week of April 1st
Varsity The hornets headed into the week against state ranked Carl Sandburg on Wednesday and put up a great fight but lost 2 close sets. This match gave our young group some great experience. Junior setter Tony Le had a great match pacing the offense.
The day after Sandburg, Hinsdale South traveled to (a team on the bubble in Illinois ranked teams )Stagg. In one of the most exciting and fast paced matches of the year the Hornets were able to force a 3rd set but ended up losing a close set 19-25. Starting middles Ronnie Burrage and Thomas Ramonas played excellent at the net which sparked a lot of excitement.
The hornets opened up springfest this weekend with a very difficult pool. There were some close sets but with losses to Plainfield North(second time this season), St. Francis, and Plainfield Central the hornets placed 4th in pool play. A close loss to Conant and a win against Romeoville ended the day for the hornets.
JV 4/3 vs Sandburg - L 0-2 (19-25, 22-25) Andrew Hoch led strong offensive attack out of the middle in Set 1 followed up with big blocks in set 2. Michael Bicek with clutch assists to set up Andrew Hoch, Allen Kozlica, and Jaden Salverredy.
4/4 vs Stagg -L 0-2 (21-25, 17-25) Excellent serve receive from Max Noga setting up setter Shyal Chander to find right side hitter Milan Miscevic for big kills in set 1. Big Blocks from Andrew Hoch and Emmett Savage to push Stagg to the limit in set 2.
Freshman This was our first official week of games and tournaments for our boys this week. On Wednesday and Thursday we suffered a tough loss to Sandburg and Stagg, but the boys did not let up. We redeemed ourselves on Saturday with a win against Saint Charles North and Naperville Central. The boys had a neck and neck match against Evanston, only losing by 2 points each set. We went to our last match of the tournament against Minooka, who we lost to in 2 sets. However, the boys finished in 6th place out of 12 at their first tournament, the best freshmen have done in a few years! I would like to point out Ryan Hashim this week who led us in kills in our games and tournament.
Week of March 25th
Varsity After a short spring break Hinsdale South headed to the Argo Invite where they placed 6th place out of 12 after finishing 2nd in pool play with a win against Argo and a loss to Lockport. The second day opened with a difficult match against Providence which led to a loss as their offense was flourishing. The hornets bounced back with a great team win against Reavis to send them to the 5th place game against Lockport once again. The match was close with a few lead changes but Lockport was able to take the match in two straight sets. Junior libero Albert Atczylo was named to the all tournament team.
Week of March 18th
Varsity The hornets opened up the year against a veteran Plainfield North team and lost in 2 sets but kept the second set close with some great net play by senior outside Nathan Dahms and freshmen outside Cole Korfist.
JV 3/20 vs Plainfield North -L 0-2 (10-25, 15-25) Strong offense led from Outside Hitter Mike Sobol with defensive support from Max Noga and Carson Kotecki.
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