The last time Calvert Hall and Gilman squared off on the volleyball court at Gilman, the Cardinals had a 2-0 lead, but the Greyhounds stormed back to win 3-2. On Wednesday at Calvert Hall, the Cardinals remembered, and after gaining a 2-0 lead with 25-21 and 25-19 wins, they closed out the Greyhounds in game three, 25-21 to avenge that earlier loss.
With the win, the Hall moved to 10-2 in the MIAA A Conference with one regular season match remaining against Mount St. Joseph, on Friday. The Greyhounds, who are also 10-2, will host Loyola on Friday in a game that will determine playoff seedings. Loyola (11-1) can finish on top if they win out.
“It all depends on Friday,” said Hall coach Anthony Cammarata. “Playing at home is huge. We played a little bit smarter today than we did at their place.”
The home court advantage will go to the top two seeds next Wednesday, and the conference championship will be played at Boys Latin on Friday October 29.
Hall leader Matt Bosse said the win over Gilman was a team effort.
“We needed a win today and everybody played well,” said Bosse. “Gilman is a very good team.”
Gilman coach Neil Gabbey said Bosse made the difference.
“When we got him off the front line, we thought we could come back, but he played just as well from the back when he served four points,” said Gabbey. “We played pretty well today, but we didn’t hit hard enough. They hit really well out of the back row, and they blocked us in the front row.”
Bosse had eight kills, Kevin Beres had 12 kills for the Hall, and Ryan Muth had 10. Tyker Littleton had 36 assists and seven digs, and Beres had three solo blocks.
Muth added seven digs and Max Cassell had five.
“Our passing was perfect,” said Littleton. “(Dan) Binette was our leader in the backcourt, Kevin Beres was getting outside, and it worked out for us today.”
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