Boys Varsity Volleyball · Boys Volleyball Cobras strike first in 1st


Simon Mendelsohn records one of his 3 blocks for points in his first volleyball match for Kushner.
Simon Mendelsohn records one of his 3 blocks for points in his first volleyball match for Kushner.
Jonny Zughaft takes an Esterlet set and puts it down for one of his 10 kills against Flatbush.
Jonny Zughaft takes an Esterlet set and puts it down for one of his 10 kills against Flatbush.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

7:45 PM

Rae Kushner Yeshiva
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Yeshivah of Flatbush
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Game Recap

 

Coach Ellen would start 3 new players in this first match of 2016 against Yeshivah of Flatbush in Brooklyn. Following a shaky 1st set, losing 19-21, the Kushner Cobras came back strong winning the next 3 sets to win the best of 5 set match!  The captains, Menachem Sprei and Jonny Zughaft, kept the team loose and focused on the positives and returning veteran, Jonathan Esterlit showed how to stay excited. Practice squad player: Avery Tal Benzaken contributed as the Cobras closed out the 4th set. The three 1st year players: Coby Garber, Simon Mendelsohn and Tzvi Freedman shows sparkling play in first volleyball match winning 21 points with aces, kills and blocks!

Kushner points recorded a whopping 27 Service Aces and 13 spike kills in the 4 set match. This was fed by steady diet of 34 passing and digs on target!  It wasn’t a perfect day, as the nerves showed with 15 missed serves of which 6 were on 1st serve attempts. The team has 1 week to improve this if the team hopes to win again.

The win puts Kushner in first place! The boys have a tough 2nd match if they want to stay there – Next Thursday they play the 2015 MYHSAL’s 2nd place team, North Shore.

Player Stats

Service Aces: Simon Mendelsohn (7), Coby Garber, Tzvi Freedman (5), Jonny Zughaft (4), Jonathan Esterlit, Menachem Sprei (3)

Solo blocks Simon Mendelsohn (3)

Points on serve: Simon Mendelsohn (10), Jonny Zughaft, Tzvi Freedman (9), Coby Garber, Menachem Sprei (7), Jonathan Esterlit (6)

Spike Kills: Jonny Zughaft (10), Menachem Sprei (2), Coby Garber (1)

Box Scores

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Rae Kushner Yeshiva
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Yeshivah of Flatbush
21
10
18
16