Greenwich High

Greenwich boys volleyball team posts victories against Norwalk, Staples

Photo by David Fierro: Ricardo Prado, a senior captain, has been a consistent force for Greenwich’s volleyball team.

With the regular season nearing its end, the Greenwich High School boys volleyball team is peaking at exactly the right time.

The regular season’s conclusion marks the beginning of the postseason and the Cardinals are building momentum as the playoffs approach and playing stellar volleyball.

Victories against FCIAC foes Norwalk and Staples, improved Greenwich FCIAC record to 6-5 with two matches remaining in the regular season. The Cardinals registered a 3-1 win road win over Norwalk on Wednesday, then swept Staples at home, 3-0, on Friday.

Greenwich visits Ridgefield on Monday for a 5:30 p.m. match, then hosts St. Joseph at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. If they Cardinals beat the Cadets on Wednesday, they will be the No. 7 seed in the FCIAC Tournament.

Ben Bowers, a senior captain, has helped pace the Cardinals’ offense throughout the season.

Against Norwalk this past Wednesday, the Cardinals topped the Bears, 10-25, 25-14, 25-15, 25-20. Senior Jack Konigsberg registered 28 assists and served well, posting seven aces, to help lead the Cards. Ben Bowers, a senior tallied 16 kills, three blocks and 20 digs, while teammate Ricardo Prado, also a senior, recorded 11 kills and two blocks for GHS (6-5 FCIAC, 6-8 overall).

Elliot Staple, a senior, sparked Greenwich at the net, notching seven blocks, while adding four kills. Senior Nio Vigilante powered GHS defensively, with 20 digs and one block.

“Our team is ready to compete and we’ve been fighting hard since the midway point of the season,” Greenwich coach Marianna Linnehan said. “Now it seems like we are building some momentum. With a win on Wednesday, we will be number seven in the FCIAC.”

In the Cardinals’ 3-1 victory against Staples, Greenwich won by game scores of 25-11, 27-25, 25-15. Kongisberg had nine digs and 30 assists, and Bowers contributed 10 kills, three blocks and 13 digs in the winning effort.

Nico Carlson, a senior, tallied 12 kills, while Prado had six kills and two blocks for the victors.

“We are so happy we are finally coming together as a team, trusting one another and peaking at the right time,” Linnehan said. “We are getting in the flow of things and hope it continues until the end.”

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