Thursday, March 23, 2017
The Cobras Senior Avi Steinberg nailed 9 aces and 6 kills in powering through the SSLI Lions. Freshman Charles Lando’s 12 aces and senior Gavi Steinhart’s 12 kills helped to secure the team’s first win of the season. The team’s play, heavy with Freshman – is starting to gain traction and the potential is high despite starting the season 1-2. The team fought through 2 heartbreaking losses in the first two games, to finish with 3 wins and take the match.
The team faced match point when Gavi came thru with a kill to even the score 20-20 in game 5. He followed with another kill to put the team UP with a match point. Avi closed out the match with an ace. Strong support came from the agressive defensive play of Freshman Noam Nissel as he took 11 serves and 14 spikes and passed them to target which enabled the team to break any opponent run of points. Only twice were their opponents able to string together more than 3 straight points.
- Spike Kills = 12 Gavi Steinhart, 6 Avi Steinberg, 3 Noam Nissel, 2 Avery Benzaken/Joseph Mandil, 1 Charles Lando/Mark Grossman
- Service Aces = 12 Charles Lando, 9 Avi Steinberg, 2 Noam Nissel/Tzvi Freedman, 1 Gavi Steinhart/Mark Grossman
- Setting Assists (setting a ball which preceeded a kill) = 7 Tzvi Freedman, 5 Shlomo Hirschey, 3 Gavi Steinhart, 1 Joseph Mandil/Mark Grossman
- Spike attempts = 33 Gavi Steinhart, 28 Avi Steinberg, 8 Avery Benzaken, 7 Noam Nissel, 4 Mark Grossman, Tzvi Freedman, 3 Charles Lando/Isaac Mendelson, 2 Gideon Rubin/Joseph Mandil
- Passes on target = 11 Noam Nissel, 5 Avi Steinberg, 3 Gavi Steinhart, 2 Tzvi Freedman, 1 Avery Benzaken
- Digs on target = 14 Noam Nissel, 7 Avi Steinberg, 5 Gavi Steinhart, 3 Mark Grossman, 2 Avery Benzaken/Joseph Mandil/Tzvi Freedman, 1 Shlomo Herschey
- Team serve stats: 27 aces, 18 missed serves, 100 attempts
- Team Spike stats: 27 kills, 14 errors, 94 attempts
- Stat notes: Game 4 stats unavailable due to video problems.