Trumbull boys volleyball team triumphs, 3-0

The Trumbull High boys volleyball team got its week off to a good start on Monday by posting a 3-0 home-court win over Greenwich.

Needing at least four more wins to qualify for the post-season state tournament for the first time in five years under current head coach Tamara DeBerry, the Eagles won on game scores of 25-21, 25-23 and 25-23, rallying once from a nine-point deficit (15-6) in the third set.

The win, which brought Trumbull’s record to 5-6 with seven matches remaining, avenged an earlier-season (April 17) loss to the Cardinals.

Senior middle-hitter and UConn-bound Zack Yellen paced the winners with 21 kills and 17 digs. Zack’s younger brother, Matt, had 21 assists to go along with 11 digs and two kills.

John Brindisi, the team’s libero, picked up 21 digs and Justyn Schueler contributed seven kills and two blocks.

Greenwich, now 3-5, was led by Marco Garcia’s 13 kills and five service aces and a 27-assist night from Erik Katsigiannis.

“This is a crucial week in our season,” DeBerry said. “We’re in need of wins and hopefully we can get two more this week.”

Trumbull plays at Bassick in Bridgeport on Wednesday, then the Eagles return home for a match with Danbury on Friday.