Western Wayne's boys varsity volleyball team in all alone in first place.
Western Wayne utterly dominated the Lackawanna League volleyball scene during the first half of the season.
The Wildcats ran roughshod over their competition, going 6-0 and taking sole possession of first place.
Now that the second half has dawned, Coach Tim Snyder's squad shows absolutely no signs of slowing down. The 'Cats added two more shutouts to their already impressive 2013 resume, blanking both Blue Ridge and Elk Lake.
On Wednesday, Western Wayne swept the Raiders (25-18, 25-14, 25-21). The local lads followed that up Thursday night with a whitewashing of the Warriors (27-25, 25-23, 25-19).
With these lopsided victories, the 'Cats ran their unblemished record to 8-0 on the season.
Next up is a home match versus Mountain View, slated for Monday night at the venerable Varden Garden.
Western Wayne opened the second half of the season with yet another overpowering performance, this one at the expense of Blue Ridge.
The Raiders entered this match on a 7-match losing streak and were never really in this one. Thanks in large part to a well-balanced attack, the 'Cats cruised to an easy win.
Patrick Miller continued his torrid play, particularly at the net and on the service line. The high-flying junior hammered home six kills, recorded three blocks and unleashed a pair of aces.
Michael Trygar was his usual intimidating self, especially in the front row.
A senior and the Lackawanna League's reigning MVP, Trygar ripped a match-best nine kills. He also paced the Wildcat defense with five blocks.
Frank Juhasz and Sal Culotta also contributed key plays. Juhasz carded four kills and Culotta added three digs.
Sam Hoch once again ran the offense efficiently, handing out 26 assists.
Blue Ridge put up a gallant struggle, but proved no match for the unbeaten Wildcats.
The Raiders were paced by Ian Robinson and Austin French. Robinson turned in a solid all-round effort with five kills, two digs and a block. French was credited with nine assists and two kills.
Western Wayne made it eight straight Thursday by completing a season sweep of Lek Lake.
The Warriors kept it close in this match despite the 3-0 final score, dropping the first two games by a total of four points.
However, the 'Cats sealed the deal with a 6-point decision in Game Three.
Trygar terrorized Elk Lake on this particular night, pounding out match-high totals in both kills (13) and blocks (6).
Miller and Juhasz continued their stellar play, filling up the stat columns on both offense and defense.
Pat notched eight kills, five blocks and a pair of aces. Frank chipped in with six kills, five blocks and two aces of his own.
John Hanna made his presence felt in this one, contributing five kills and two digs to the Wildcats cause.
Hoch once again honed his setting skills, dealing out a match-best 27 assists and also recording a pair of timely digs.
Score by Games...
WW (8-0) 27 25 25 - 3
EL (2-6) 25 23 19 - 0