Friday, October 11, 2013

Boys VB continues conference dominance

from today's Waukesha Freeman -


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Crusaders continue to roll in Classic 8
CMH sweeps another league foe
By Tom Badger, Freeman Correspondent 

WAUKESHA – The beats go on.

And that’s music to the ears of Catholic Memorial High School first-year boys volleyball coach Taylor Braun.

On Tuesday, the Crusaders beat Muskego 25-16, 25-14, 2518 for to improve to 5-0 atop the Classic 8 Conference.

CMH has swept four of its five Classic 8 opponents in three games.  Only Arrowhead took the Crusaders to four games in a match during the Classic 8 season.

Memorial will face Mukwonago next before a season- ending showdown with Waukesha West.

CMH posted 44 kills, with junior Danny Brozynski leading the group with 10, one more than junior Patrick Vandendriessche and seniors Chandler North and Luke Wahlen.

Muskego (2-3 Classic 8) had just 21 total kills.

“Up to this point, Muskego was one of the teams that we most looked forward to playing,” Braun said. “We knew
 they were a solid team and that we had to play our best in order to take the down tonight.”

The score was tied at 9-9, 10-10 and 12-12 in the first game, but Memorial hit the gas from then on.

A kill by North sparked a six-point run that upped the CMH lead to 18-12. An ace by Vandendriessche was followed up by two Warriors kills that went long and ended the opening game.

“It was good to see this team take it to them right away,” Braun said. “There have been a lot of times where we’ve got down early and had to weather the storm and make a push late.”

Game 2 started with an 8-1 Crusaders run as North struck twice and Vandendriessche once.

The lead swelled to 16-3 after a Muskego return went out-of-bounds.

Muskego cut the lead to 2112 before Memorial got two kills by Brozynski and one by Vandendriessche to end the second game.

Muskego jumped out to its only lead of the match in the third game, scoring the first three points.

“That was a dream start,” Muskego coach Joe Arbinger said. “We got an ace, a good kill and a big block. Like any great team, CMH responded real nice and came back and brought
 our guys back into check.”

A short set kill by North got Memorial rolling again. Tied 11-11, a kill by Brozynski started a run that turned the tide. Brozynski finished it off with a kill.

“We really pride ourselves on limiting team’s runs,” Braun said. “Once we build a lead, we know we can sustain the lead because of the way we control the ball.”

Several of Brozynski’s kills were back-row swings. Braun said it adds another dimension to an already explosive Crusaders offense.

“That is something that I like to take pride in,” Brozynski said of his specialty shot. “It’s one of the
 better shots that I have. It just works well because the blockers are coming down when I’m going up.”

CMH senior Jon Rymer recorded 32 assists, while senior Dylan Allen led with 11 digs and North led with three blocks.

Muskego junior Austin Kuchenbecker led the Warriors with six kills and three blocks, junior Matt Pedersen had 17 assists and sophomore Quinn Arndt had 11 digs.

“They just had more talent tonight,” Arbinger said. “CMH is consistent on every avenue. They don’t go in spurts. The pressure is always on opposing teams.”

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