Coed volleyball swarmed by Damascus in 3–0 loss

By Daniel Weber

[score id=”50033″ align=”right”] The coed volleyball team (7–2) succumbed to the Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets in straight sets Monday, suffering their second loss of the season.

The Vikings got off to a powerful start in the first set; they dominated the game with consistent serving and well placed hits. By the time the Hornets called a timeout, the Vikings had a solid 10–3 lead.

Then, everything fell apart for the Vikes.

A combination of unforced errors from the Vikings and devastating hits from their opponents allowed the Hornets back into the set, which they won 25–21.

“We were getting used to a new rotation due to Maddie London’s injury, so we were disorganized,” hitter Nick Battan said.

The second set proceeded much like the first ended, as the Hornets quickly took control of the match and captured the set 25–7.

The Vikings’ frustration sparked a third set comeback that tested the limits of their opponents and forced the set past the regular 25 point marker. However, this wasn’t enough to defeat the Hornets who took the set 28–26.

“They were a very fundamentally strong team,” Battan said. “They just outplayed us.”

The Vikings are back on the road Wednesday to face the Magruder Colonels.