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Hopewell HS Boys Volleyball Battle, but Drop 4-Set Decision to Moon

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After a dominating win last Thursday against Trinity High School, our Hopewell Vikings suffered a tough loss Tuesday evening against the Moons Tigers. 

The boys were looking forward to their second win last night, but ended up losing in four sets, winning the first one and losing the next three. Last night’s top performers were junior setter Paul Thompson (WPIAL Class 2A player of the week), senior captain outside hitter Seth Young, sophomore right side hitter Jake Pollick, senior captain libero Richy Polovina, and sophomore outside hitter Alex Alvarado.

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Here’s a recap of last night’s action. 

Set 1: Hopewell Wins 25-23

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  • A kill from Seth Young, 2-0 Vikings
  • Tigers lost serve, 4-1.
  • Dig from Alex Alvarado to Paul Thompson, who sets up Max Bridgman for the kill, 5-2 Vikings.
  • Dig from Paul to Richy Polovina, who sets up Seth, 9-4 Vikings.
  • Set dump from Paul, 10-5 Vikings
  • A kill from Max, 12-10 Vikings
  • Moon gains then loses serve, 13-11 Vikings.
  • Dig from Richy, 15-12 Vikings
  • Block from Paul and Seth, 16-13 Vikings
  • Dig from Chris Nguyen to Paul who sets up Max for a kill, 20-17 Vikings.
  • A kill from Seth, 21-19 Vikings.
  • Dig from Chris to Paul with another set dump, 22-19 Vikings.
  • A kill from Max, 23-20 Vikings.
  • Jake with a block, 24-21 Vikings.
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Set 2: Moon Wins 12-25

  • Block from Jake Pollick, 1-0 Vikings
  • Dig from Richy to Paul who sets Seth for a kill, 2-0 Vikings.
  • Kill from Jake, 3-2 Vikings.
  • 2 Digs in a row from Jake, 6-11 Tigers.
  • Ace from Alex, 9-15 Tigers
  • Moon lost serve, 10-22.
  • Dig from Chris to Paul who sets to Seth with a kill, 11-23 Tigers.
  • Moon lost serve, 12-24 Tigers.
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Set 3: Moon Wins 23-25

  • Moon missed serve, 1-0 Vikings.
  • Dig from Seth, 4-1 Vikings
  • Tip over from Jake, 6-2 Vikings
  • 3 serves in a row from Seth, 8-2 Vikings.
  • Insane one-handed dig from Richy, 9-2 
  • Seth with another dig to Paul who sets Jake for a kill, 10-4 Vikings.
  • A dig from Chris to Paul who sets up a beautiful set followed by another kill from Seth 14-7 Vikings.
  • Another kill from Seth, 15-9 Vikings
  • A dig from Richy to Paul with a set to Alex, 19-21 Tigers

Set 4: Moon Wins 20-25

  • Seth with a kill, 3-1 Vikings
  • Two kills in a row from Jake, 6-4 Vikings
  • Block from Paul and Gannon Berg, 7-5 Vikings
  • Beautiful dig from Paul, 8-8
  • Jake’s third kill for the set, 10-9 Vikings
  • A dig from Richy, 11-14 Tigers
  • And another kill from Jake, 12-17 Vikings
  • Richy’s second dig of the game, 13-22 Tigers
  • Moon lost serve, 14-22 Tigers.
  • An ace from Richy, 15-22 Tigers
  • A kill from Alex and Seth, 18-24 Tigers
  • Seth with a block, 20-24
  • Last dig of the game from Richy, 20-25.
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