Boys volleyball falls to B-CC 3–0 following tight second set

By Daniel Weber

[score id=”49667″ align=”right”] The boys volleyball team (1–5) succumbed to the high powered B-CC Barons Monday 3–0, falling in three close sets.

The Vikings’ experience finally started to show, as the team repeatedly made the intelligent plays in tough situations and competed with one of the best teams they will play this season.

The team contested the first set until its halfway point, after which they lost confidence, committing multiple unfocused errors in a losing effort 25–14.

In the second set, the Vikes regained their confidence and started to make smart plays.

“Often times in a tough spot, we freeze up and do the okay thing,” setter Stefan Greenberg said. “Today, everyone was able to figure out and execute the best thing to do in every situation.”

In this manner, the team almost took the set, but lost to the Barons in the end 26–24.

Following the Vikes’ herculean effort in the second set, a bevy of errors derailed their chances of winning the third.

“I feel like if we got the second set, we would’ve had a lot of momentum going into the third [set],” hitter Aaron Zhao said.

The heartbreaking second set caused the Vikings to lose their focus again in the third, leading to their demise 25–12.

“Each point only takes one bad decision to lose and we weren’t focused enough to play our best,” Greenberg said.

The Vikings are on the road to face the Churchill Bulldogs April 19.