Boy’s Volleyball First Round Playoff Preview at Donovan Catholic

Boy’s Volleyball First Round Playoff Preview at Donovan Catholic

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The boy’s volleyball team travels to Donovan Catholic today for a first round playoff match as the #10 seed in the South Tournament.

When: Tuesday, May 24 at 4pm.

Where: Donovan Catholic High School.

#10 Cinnaminson: 17-12

#7 Donovan Catholic: 14-11

The Pirates boy’s volleyball team opens the South Tournament playoffs today at 4pm with a road game at Donovan Catholic, the #7 seed.

The Pirates earned the #10 seed in the 2016 playoffs after missing out on the post-season in 2015.

Cinnaminson has not played since a tri-match with Pennsauken and Moorestown last Wednesday. The Pirates took down Moorestown and fell to Pennsauken in the third leg of the Backyard Brawl.

The Pirates ended the regular season with a 17-12 record and a 7-3 mark in the Olympic-National.

Donovan Catholic comes into the playoffs with a 14-11 record and has not played since last Thursday in a 2-0 loss to Wall.

Donovan Catholic is in the midst of a two-match losing streak. The team opened the 2016 season on a 5-0 run, but proceeded to drop the next three matches to fall to 5-3.

The team had just one other lengthy win streak during the season and it lasted just four matches.

Cinnaminson opened the year at 1-4, but reeled off nine wins in a row to improve to 9-4 before losing again.

The Pirates have faced some very tough competition this year in Sterling, Collingswood, Pennsauken and Pennsauken Tech. All of these matches should prepare Cinnaminson for the tournament.

Donovan Catholic was eliminated by Collingswood in the first round of the South Tournament in 2015 by a 2-0 score.

This is the second straight playoff appearance for Donovan Catholic.

Cinnaminson was last in the playoffs in 2014, falling 2-0 to West Windsor-Plainsboro South in the first round of the Central Tournament.

These two teams have not met in the last seven seasons.

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Jim is the creator and editor of Cinn City Sports. He also created At the Dish, Life With Tony and Enzo and is the owner of JAVFreelancing. He coached baseball for five years, three at his former high school (Holy Cross in Delran, NJ) and two at prominent Division III program Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He has worked for the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, NJ; Metro Networks in Bala Cynwyd, PA; and was the play-by-play announcer for the Camden Riversharks of the Independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for two seasons (2007-2008) on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM, the student-run radio station at Rowan University. Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and minor in Journalism from Rowan University in 2008. While in school he was the Assistant Sports Director at WGLS for two years and the Sports Director for one year. He also covered the football, baseball, softball and both basketball teams for the school newspaper 'The Whit.' He is the former Sports Editor for the Cinnaminson and Moorestown Patch websites. Jim lives in New Jersey with his wife Nicole, sons Tony and Enzo and dog Phoebe. He can be reached at jimvassallo@cinncitynews.com