The play of Gavi Steinhart and Tzvi Freedman helped to lead the Kushner Cobras boys volleyball squad to its second win of the season against YDE of Brooklyn. Freedman’s near perfect day of 13 assists on 47 attempts and no errors on sets helped to feed Steinhart’s eight kills on 28 spike attempts. Freedman also helped the team with four aces on 16 serves. Sparkling defense by Noam Nissel kept the offense fed against the YDE crew. Avery Benzekan filled in very well as the middle blocker, muting the YDE offense with six blocks for points. Joseph Mandil’s solid play in his first full match play reflects how much the team’s success relies on the freshman class.
The Cobras started the match winning the first two games, dominating with very efficient play, allowing YDE to win only three points on serve. The third game was much closer as the Cobras gave away points by missing on six serves and nine spikes. The boys showed their determination in facing two game points against them and came back and won in overtime, 24-22. Now at 2-2, the boys have their sights set on moving up in the league standings, one match at a time.