The Chesterton boys
volleyball team finished second overall in the 9-team “Border Battle”
Volleyball Tournament at CHS on Saturday.
The Trojans went
3-1 on the day and jumped eight spots to No. 3 in the newest Indiana Boys
Volleyball State Rankings.
In the opening
match, Chesterton, previously ranked No. 8, beat No. 3 Carmel 25-19, 25-18.
Leading the way for
the Trojans were Ben Raffin (5 kills, 2 aces), Nick Mullen (4 kills, 2
blocks), Andrew Urycki (3 kills, 2 blocks) and Jack Tilden (2 kills, 2
In round two, the
Trojans knocked off Elk Grove 21-25, 25-21, 15-7 as Raffin and Urycki had
eight kills each and combined for four blocks.
Tilden (5 kills, 3
blocks), Kody Wilkerson (4 kills, 1 block) and Mullen (2 kills, 2 blocks)
also contributed to the win.
In the playoffs,
Chesterton beat No. 2 Fishers 22-25, 25-19, 17-15 with Raffin tallying 11
kills and two blocks.
to the win were Mullen (8 kills, 3 blocks), Wilkerson (6 kills), Andrew
Zimmerman (5 kills) and Tilden (3 kills, 2 blocks).
championship, the Trojans fell to Oak Forest 22-25, 25-13, 15-13.
Raffin led the way
with eight kills and three blocks with Mullen adding five kills and three
blocks. Also contributing were Wilkerson (4 kills, 2 blocks) and Zimmerman
to the court on Friday and Saturday when they head to Chicago to compete in
the Brother Rice “Smack Attack” Tournament.