The Hudson boys volleyball team rebounded from a rough start to earn a 14-25, 25-13, 25-14, 25-18 victory over host Medina in its 2019 debut Tuesday.
Matt Gentry had 12 kills, nine assists, seven aces and three blocks to lead the Explorers.
"Matt made some key adjustments to the situation and was solid in all phases of the game," Hudson head coach Larry Meehan said.
Michael Meehan had eight aces and just one error in 29 attempts. He had nearly twice as many attempts as any other Explorer.
The younger Meehan also had eight assists, three kills and three digs.
Shane Chilcott had seven blocks, five kills and two aces.
"Although we had our difficulties finding attacks for our middles, Shane's blocking was key in sustaining nice scoring runs," Coach Meehan said.
Aidan L’Hommedieu had eight digs and three aces and a 2.6 passer rating in 46 attempts.
Also faring well for Hudson were Jack Torrence (six blocks and three kills) and Jacob Gray (five kills and two blocks).
"It was an odd start to our season for various reasons," Coach Meehan said. "We were without both of our setters. We made the decision to use our outside hitters, Matt Gentry and Michael Meehan, as a 6-2 tandem.
"The setting was not so much an issue as was the change from normalcy. Our guys had a very hard time adjusting to this odd, unpracticed situation.
"We found ourselves down 8-0 in the first set and though we played a bit better, we never really recovered in that set.
"From that point forward, we turned our focus to doing some of the basics that will always lead to success — serving and blocking. At that point, we settled in to playing in a reasonable fashion and swept the next three."