Boys volleyball edges out Clarksburg 3–0

By Ally Navarrete

The boys volleyball team (5–4) defeated the Clarksburg Coyotes (6–1) in straight sets Tuesday.

This was the Vikes most competitive game yet. As a predicted high seeded team, the Vikes came in prepared to match up against powerful athletes.

“There’s a boys volleyball blog, and it said that Clarksburg was a top 5 team in the county and teams like Whitman couldn’t compete with them,” setter Colby Fong said. “We really wanted to prove that we are one of the top teams.”

The Vikes won each set by only a few points. Both teams had impressive blocks and hitting throughout the game, but the Vikes’ chemistry and high energy put them on top. The Vikes also only missed three serves the entire game, an improvement from earlier this season.

Middle hitter Blake Layman stepped up to the challenge with consistent hitting and blocking for the Vikes, and Fong contributed key sets that helped the Vikes win.

“Our passing was very good which set up a lot of easy hits,” Fong said. “We communicated a lot which also helped us because we were a little rusty from not practicing over the break.”

The team will face the Magruder Colonels Monday at 5:30 p.m. at home.