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AAU boys unbeatens, Torri’s energy, Maui fires didn’t keep Aloha home 

AAU boys unbeatens, Torri’s energy, Maui fires didn't keep Aloha home 

ORLANDO, Florida – All 17s, 15s, and 14s continued battling in pool play at the AAU Boys Junior National Volleyball Championships on Friday.

Saturday, the third day of the tournament, is always known as movement day. By Saturday night the elimination and championship brackets will be set.

The best of Friday

— 17s open undefeated teams: Academy, Bay to Bay, Coast, MB Surf, MKE Sting, Mountain View, Serve and Spike and Team Rockstar.

Matt Fisher

— Santa Monica Boys Club’s 17s Premier setter Matt Fisher is our 17s player of the day. Fisher, a 6-foot – 7 setter from Adolfo Camarillo High School, has led his team to a 6-0 start.

— 15s open undefeated teams: Aspire, Balboa Bay, Bay to Bay, C2 Attack, HPSTL, MB Surf, Pinnacle and Team Rockstar.

— 14s open undefeated teams: Balboa Bay, Borinquen Coqui, Coast, GVA, HPSTL, MB Surf and Team Rockstar.



Torri fan Juan Rivera

— Whip, snap, and pop! The whip that 11-year-old super fan Juan Rivera was snapping around got his Torri fans from Puerto Rico jacked up. Torri 15s was down 23-19 against Coast in the second set and they came back in win 28-26, 26-24. During two Coast timeouts, Rivera took stage and used his whip to get the Torri fans going.

C2 Attack and coach Camren Thomas remain undefeated in the 15s Open Division. 

“Our team was successful today because of our serve receive, ball control, communication, and our aggressive attacking,” said Jakai Houston.

Team Momentum 15s Navy

Team Momentum in the 15s Elite division is 6-0. Outside hitter Kevin Rauscher has been averaging six kills per set and middle blocker Max Winter is averaging two aces. 

“They have been firing on all cylinders. Taking advantage of free ball opportunities and converting during difficult transition moments,” club director Jacob Reese said.

SC Legends 14s Elite

SC Legends 14-Elite has had something to prove after considering it was seeded too low. They entered Saturday morning as the overall No. 3 in the 14s Open behind setter Andrew Ma and outside Maki Estrella.

Dawson Langley and his Exel 14s Open team jumped on a plane after their USA Volleyball national championship third-place finish to come here. Langley is hitting .235%, passing at 2.1, and had 32 digs in the first two days. 

“After finishing third at USAV Nationals my team came to this tournament to compete,” Langley said. “Not every game has gone our way. Our last tournament of the season has definitely been one of the best with how the team is…

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