May 13, 2012
Bayonne earns top seed in Hudson Tournament
Senior setter Konrad Budny and Bayonne are the top seed in the Hudson County Tournament. (Photo: Jason Bernstein)
By Jason Bernstein Editorial Director
Bayonne has earned the top seed in the 2012 Hudson County Boys Volleyball Tournament.
Behind the play of seniors Konrad Budny and Kris Kucza, the Bees reeled off 23-straight victories and are 23-5 on the season. Bayonne will receive a first round bye and will face the winner of Ferris/Dickinson in Tuesday's quarterfinal round.
Memorial (16-4) is the second seed with two-time defending champion St. Peter's Prep (12-7) earning the third seed. Bayonne, Memorial, St. Peter's Prep and fourth-seeded Harrison (15-5) have all earned first round byes.
First round action begins on Monday with the quarterfinals on Tuesday and the semifinals on Thursday. The championship match is on Friday, May 18 at NJCU at 7 p.m.
St. Peter's Prep swept Union City to win the Hudson County Tournament in 2011. The Marauders defeated Bayonne for the title in 2010.
Below is a list of matchups
First Round: Monday, May 14
9-Dickinson at 8-Ferris
10-Lincoln at 7-Union City
11-North Bergen at 6-McNair
12-Snyder at 5-Kearny
Quarterfinals: Tuesday, May 15
Ferris/Dickinson winner at 1-Bayonne
Union City/Lincoln winner at 2-Memorial
McNair/North Bergen winner at 3-St. Peter's Prep
Kearny/Snyder winner at 4-Harrison
Semifinals: Thursday, May 17
FInals: Friday, May 18 7 p.m. at NJCU