BC TAKES DOWN RAMAPO 2-1
April 17 – Oradell, NJ – The Crusaders were without their #1 setter, but that just provided opportunity for freshman, Brian Mendoza to step-up. Mendoza registered 20 assists and 11 digs as BC defeated Ramapo 25-17, 13-25, 25-17. Dylan Anderson led BC with 18 Kills, 12 Service points, 5 aces and 11 digs. Wesley MacNeill turned in 11 Digs, 3 SPs, 3 Kills and 2 Assists. Andrew Remias and Gabe Camacho each contributed 7 SPs and Emmanuel Barhe pitched in 3 SPs and 5 Assists.
BC FIGHTS OFF FALCONS 2-1
April 16 – Oradell, NJ – The Crusaders found some redemption in the varsity match vs. Jefferson Township on Tuesday. After falling prey to the Falcons earlier, BC tamed the visitor 2-1 in a highly competitive match. The Crusaders took the first and third games of the set 25-19 and 25-21, and dropped a very close one, 23-25, in the middle in which Jefferson avoided the sweep.
Saraang Patel was phenomenal setting up hitters once again, earning 37 assists and adding 6 Service Points and 6 Digs. Dylan Anderson recorded 22 kills, 9 digs and 8 SPs, while Wesley MacNeil pitched in 1 Kills, 11 Digs and 8 SPs.
BC BEATS BEARS 2-0
April 16 – Bergenfield, NJ – The Crusaders travelled into the den on Monday to start a new week and slew the occupants 25-18, 25-22. Saarang Patel recorded 24 Assists and 11 Service Points and Dylan Anderson made 19 kills to lead BC. Wesley MacNeill had another solid performance with 6 kills and digs and 4 SPs and Assists. Andrew Pinto-Shaw added a kill and Giovanni Perrone had 3 kills and one and a half blocks. Andrew Remias contributed an SP and a block for the Crusaders and Gabe Camacho added 2 SPs.
VOLLEYBALL FALLS IN THREE SETS TO COMETS
April 12 – Hackensack, NJ – The Crusaders travelled to the county seat and got off to a strong start, winning game one in its match with Hackensack HS 25-21. The home team was able to rally, however, taking the next two sets 25-20 and 26-24 to edge BC. Setup specialist, Saraang Patel recorded 28 assists and Dylan Anderson made 28 kills to lead the Crusader effort. Brian Mendoza had 15 digs and Wesley MacNeill added 11 of his own for BC. Andrew Remias and Gabe Camacho each pitched in 5 service points while Giovanni Perrone and Andrew Pinto-Shaw each contributed a pair of kills.
VOLLEYBALL DROPS HEARTBREAKER TO HIGHWAYMEN
April 8 – Oradell, NJ – There was a lot of energy in the Hoehl Gymnasium on Monday as two division rivals met for the first time this year on the Crusaders’ home turf. It was not to be however, as BC dropped two of two games by identical scores of 23-25, as close as a game can be.
With Teaneck winning the first game and BC trailing 22-23, they needed a spark. That’s just what they got from their most talented setter and outside hitter. Saarang Patel lofted a beautiful pass from right to left and Dylan Anderson did what he does best: he provided a kill for his team off a colossal spike. That knotted the game at 23. Unfortunately, the Crusaders missed serve and after a timeout to prepare for the critical point, Teaneck saw its final point slip just over the net and outside the reach of a BC digger.
Patel finished the day with 22 sets while Anderson led BC with 13 kills. Brian Mendoza led BC with 9 digs and Wesley MacNeil led in Service Points with 6. Andrew Remias and Mendoza were right on his heels with 5 apiece. The Crusaders are now 3-3 on the young season.
CRUSADERS SPLIT TWO AT JEFFERSON TRI-MATCH
April 6 – Jefferson Twp., NJ – The Crusaders travelled to take two Morris County powers, Jefferson and Chatham High Schools.
JEFFERSON SNEAKS BY CRUSADERS – In the opener, BC got the strong efforts it has come to expect from Dylan Anderson (1 ace, 3 service points, 11 kills, 2 blocks and 2 digs), Wesley MacNeil (1 ace, 4 SPs, 7 kills, 1 assist and 9 digs) and Saarang Patel (3 service points, 1 kill, 20 assists, .5 blocks and 4 digs). Brian Mendoza pitched in 5 digs and Gabe Camacho pitched in 4 service points as well. It was not enough, however, as the Falcons prevailed 25-20 and 28-26.
BC CLAWS BY COUGARS – In BC’s second match, the Crusaders easily handled Chatham 25-9 and 25-19. Anderson led with a season high 17 kills and Patel recorded a season-high 26 assists on the day. Mendoza had another strong game, recording 3 service points and 6 digs, while MacNeil had 10 SPs, 4 kills and a team-high 7 digs. Andrew Remias added 7 service points, including an ace, 3 kills, 2 blocks and 1 dig. Giovanni Perrone provided 3 kills and Andrew Pinto-Shaw pitched in a kill and a dig in the win.
WV DINKS BC VOLLEYBALL
April 5 – Wayne, NJ – Dylan Anderson recorded 9 kills, 6 digs and a half block. Wesley MacNeil added 9 kills, 3 digs, 1 block and 6 service points and Saarang Patel assisted on 17 scores, recording a pair of kills, 6 service points and 2 digs. It was not enough, however, as BC fell to the Indians of Wayne Valley in two games 20-25 and 19-25.
CRUSADERS DIG DON BOSCO
April 3 – Ramsey, NJ – The Crusader Volleyball team travelled to Ironmanland and wielded a bigger sword in dismantling DBP 25-13, 25-13 in two games. Dylan Anderson recorded 11 kills and 4 service points and a dig. Welsey MacNeil led BC with 6 digs and 12 service points including an ace, plus 2 kills. Andrew Remias led the Scarlet and Gold with 2.5 blocks. He also provided 10 service points, 6 kills and 5 digs. Saarang Patel continued his torrid pace as leading set-up man with 19 assists. He added 2 kills and 6 service points as well. Gabriel Camacho added 5 service points and Brian Mendoza had 9 SPs and an ace. Giovanni Perone and Andrew Pinto-Shaw each recorded a pair of kills.
ANDERSON MILESTONE PROPELS VOLLEYBALL TO OPENER VICTORY
April 1 – Clifton, NJ – Senior Dylan Anderson recorded his 500th career kill on Monday as BC defeated the Mustangs from Clifton HS two games to one. The team played especially well in the bookend games establishing an insurmountable lead in the first game en-route to a 25-18 victory, then dropping a hard fought 25-23 game, but winning the last game very strong 25-14.
“I was able to get a picture with my parents and the ball,” said Anderson, who was clearly appreciative of the opportunity, his accomplishment and the support of his parents.
Saraang Patel had a major day with 3 aces, 10 service points and 38 sets. Andrew Remias led the team with 15 service points and added 5 kills, 5 digs and an ace.
Wesley MacNeil and Brian Mendoza got down and dirty with double-digit digs. (On a personal note, I think that’s a personal best for words starting with “d” in one sentence, for the author.) MacNeil recorded a team high 12 digs plus 7 service points, 7 kills and added 3 aces. Mendoza had 10 digs, 5 assists and one assist.
Senior Gabe Camacho showed off his service skills, recording 3 service points and Andrew Pinto-Shaw picked up a pair and added two kills. Giovanni Perrone ha d a block and three kills as BC starts the season 1-0.