Outside hitters Jalen Penrose and Robbie Buderi closed out the clinching game with a pair of kills to help lift the fourth-ranked Cambridge boys' volleyball team over host Arlington, 3-0, Monday, pushing the Falcons' winning streak to seven straight games.
Senior right side hitter Kevin Lovaincy had a perfect kill percentage as Cambridge won, 25-16, 25-11, 25-16. Penrose and Buderi had 12 kills each and combined for 22 service points.
“I would place us with the top five in the state,'' said Falcons coach Kelley Leary.
Cambridge setter Rodolfo Bonates had 33 assists against Arlington and made key adjustments in the Falcons’ 3-2 victories over No. 8 Lincoln Sudbury and No. 10 St. John’s Prep earlier this season.
“They were down with Lincoln-Sudbury and it was a game they had to fight in to come back,'' Leary said. "They were a little edgy with St. John’s Prep … it was a close one where they needed to step up in the fifth [set].”
Leary said his team's biggests tests will come in a rematch with Lincoln-Sudbury and a match against No. 9 Newton South.
“I would like to see [my team] come out with more intensity,” she said.
Despite missing junior Aser Abrha in middle because of an ankle sprain, the Falcons have made adjustments with 6-foot-8-inch Gary Edwards up front.
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