Hudson Boys’ Volleyball Move to 9-1
History does have a way of repeating itself sometimes in sports.
The Hudson Boys’ Volleyball team moved to 9-1 with a big win over new rival Brunswick. Hudson Boys are ranked 4th in Northern Ohio behind volleyball private school powerhouses Walsh-Jesuit, Hoban, and St Edward’s. Hudson’s only loss this season has been to Hoban.
Their closest game was a 5 set marathon with Brunswick on April 7th. Hudson jumped out to a 2-0 set lead when Brunswick came back with 2 set wins to tie it 2-2. Hudson finished the 5th and deciding set 15-6.
On April 25th, Hudson met Brunswick again and looked to be in control again with another 2-0 set lead. The sets were close, but the Hudson boys were playing a controlled game of pass, set, kill. However, after winning a close 2nd set 25-23, Hudson became discombobulated losing the 3rd set 25-8. The 4th set was better with a back and forth game. Brunswick was up 23-18 when Hudson sophomore Griffin Rudy came in off the bench to help win 4 straight points with a block and 3 serves. Unfortunately, Hudson could not even the score and lost the 4th set 25-23. So again, Hudson-Brunswick had to go to another 5th set. This time the 5th set was a nail-biter with long rallies on both sides of the net. Hudson prevailed with 15-12 win.
A larger than normal senior class is providing the best boys’ volleyball Hudson has seen in a long time. Sam Kline lead the team with 31 kills and 5 assists. Reggie Musnuff had 15 kills of his own and played complete rotations throughout the match: passing, setting, hitting. Setter Zeyd Ozgur had a season high 25 assists. Taylor Vigliotti plays Libero finished with 9 digs on the night. Ben Blechman patrolled the back row with Taylor with good passes to the setters. Nick Stenger, who usually plays outside hitter in the front row, added some experience play in the back row with a few key digs to keep the ball in play. Unfortunately, big man, 6’5” senior Derek Schwarz, is out with a foot injury, but still provides moral support. Junior Noah Stupica was huge in the front row with several key blocks for points. Rudy and freshman Larry Meehan added support from the bench.
Coach Larry Meehan stated, “Sam (Kline)had a big night. Usually we set to both Reggie (Musnuff) and Sam fairly evenly, but Sam was hot so Zeyd (Ozgur) kept feeding Sam.” “This was a big team win. We needed this push into the last 2 weeks of regulation play before we go into playoffs.”
The boys’ team has a full week of games next week playing Amherst, Kent, Stow, and Jackson all next week then things get serious against St Ignatius.