Boys Volleyball: Wins Vs. Hendricken, Chariho

by | May 20, 2024

Above: Aidan Huff is up high for the block. Photo by Chuck Nadeau

The Avengers are hitting their stride at an excellent time, with just two games left in the regular season and wins against Bishop Hendricken and Chariho last week. 

EG beat Chariho in straight sets May 15, by scores of 25-23, 25-9, 25-18. Exactly one month earlier, EG lost to Chariho in straight sets. Leading the team in kills was Aidan Huff with 10. He was followed by Cole Arsenault with 8. Spencer Warburton had 3 service aces followed by Cole Arsenault with 2. Max Silverman had 32 assists (he has had more than 1,500 assists in his high school career).

In the May 13 match against Bishop Hendricken, East Greenwich won in five sets. The wins set them up to play Cranston East in the first round of the playoffs. East is the number 2 seed; EG is number 7. There will be a preview of that match up on Thursday, the last regular season game of the year and also Senior Night. 

EG lost 3-0 to Cranston East in a match earlier this season but Coach Ridge Porter thinks EG will do better this go around. He acknowledges that number 1 seed North Kingstown would have been a different situation. 

“NK is just a force to be reckoned with. The culture over there is very strong,” Porter said. “That’s probably the toughest team in the state.”

He said the EG team have fun on the court and are good teammates. He said senior Cole Arsenault “has been our go-to weapon,” adding that Arsenault is looking to play college volleyball at Wheaton. Porter also remarked on senior Mike Dobrzanski. All state last year, Dobrzanski has been challenged this year following a surgery. “He’s been a great teammate,” Porter said, “great kid, works hard, comes to all the practices and all the games.” 

“I give credit to my athletes,” said Porter. “I’m tough. I ask a lot of them. But they’ve really persevered. They’ve been playing the best volleyball of the season and at the right time.

Luke Moio yells the ball out. Photo by Chuck Nadeau

Zachary Gessman pushes the ball over. Photo by Chuck Nadeau

Max Silverman makes the set. Photo by Chuck Nadeau

Cole Arsenault makes a kill shot. Photo by Chuck Nadeau

Coach Ridge Porter talks it over with the team. Photo by Chuck Nadeau

Chuck Nadeau is the EG News sports photographer. For more pictures of this and other games, visit Chuck’s MaxPreps gallery site HERE.

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Bruce Mastracchio
Bruce Mastracchio
May 22, 2024 2:18 pm

GREAT WINS!!!! Way to go V-Avs!!!!

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