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Chesterton Boys Volleyball wins again

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The Chesterton boys volleyball team picked up three victories, including wins over No. 7 Carmel and No. 6 Noblesville on Saturday.

Chesterton finished the day 3-1 to claim the silver division title at the Carmel Pre-State Invitational. The lone loss came defending Kentucky State Champion, Trinity.

Opening the day, No. 9 Chesterton beat Wapahani 25-21, 20-25, 15-7. Kevin Fekete (7 kills, 5 blocks), Andrew Balon (6 kills), Joe Bishop (5 kills, 2 blocks) and Emilier Dejesus (4 kills, 3 aces) led the offensive attack.

Nick Raffin (6 assists, 2 kills, 2 blocks), Kai Cromwell (10 assists, 3 kills) and Adam Whitlow (8 assists) controlled the offensive tempo.

In the second match, tough serving by Trinity kept Chesterton from establishing any type of offensive rhythm as they lost 25-16, 25-12.

The offensive leaders were Cromwell (12 assists, 3 kills), DeJesus (4 kills, 1 ace), Fekete (3 kills), Bishop (3 kills), Balon (2 kills, 2 blocks), Whitlow (4 assists) and Raffin (1 kill) rounded out the teams lackluster performance.

In the afternoon, Chesterton defeated No. 7 Carmel (25-19, 25-15) to avenge an early season loss to the Greyhounds.

Raffin (7 kills, 2 blocks) and Bishop (4 kills, 4 blocks) controlled the net action. Whitlow (5 assists, 1 ace) and Cromwell (2 kills, 10 assists) distributed the ball effectively to a variety of hitters.

Balon (2 kills, 4 blocks), DeJesus (2 kills, 4 digs) and Fekete balanced out the defense.

In the final match, Chesterton defeated No. 6 Noblesville (25-23, 25-17) to claim the Silver title.

Raffin (11 kills, 3 blocks) dominated the match in the front row. Cromwell (10 assists, 4 kills) and Whitlow (10 assists) managed an efficient offense by finding key hitters in critical situations.

Bishop (4 kills), Fekete (4 kills), Balon (2 kills) and DeJesus (2 kills) rounded out the offensive attack.

Chesterton (14-7 overall) plays in the Regional Final this Saturday at Center Grove HS in Greenwood, IN. No. 9 CHS will face No. 8 Center Grove with a berth to the Elite Eight at stake.

The match starts at 1 p.m. (Eastern) with the winner advancing to play No. 1 Hebron in the quarterfinals of the state tournament on Saturday, May 25 in Indianapolis.


Posted 5/15/2013