GOOD GAME. The Braves shake hands with the Grenadiers after securing a win. photo/Caroline Casola

On Feb. 21, the varsity boys volleyball team defeated the Colonial Grenadiers (0-3) in three sets, improving their record to (3-1).

In the first set, senior Douglas Page began the match with two kills in a row, 2-0. Colonial then made one point and Page followed with an ace, 3-1. The boys kept a significant lead throughout the first set. After senior Brett Creel assisted senior Paul Jacquet for a kill, it brought the score to 4-1. Creel registered 20 total assists for the night. Colonial trailed far behind when junior Jack Pflugner got a kill, bringing the score to 13-4. The boys kept a strong defense, while freshman Anthony Flores got his first kill of the night, 18-7. Jacquet served the set-winning ace to secure the first set victory, 25-12.  

In the beginning of the second set, the teams’ scores remained close. With a kill from Senior Liam Duffy, the boys took a lead, 4-3  After a tip from Creel, the score went from a 4-4 tie to 5-4. After two kills from Pflugner 23-21, the boys kept up their offensive plays. The boys stayed in the lead for the remainder of the set and won the second set of the match, 25-22.

The third set started with the Braves in the lead, despite numerous blocks from the Grenadiers. A long rally between the two teams occurred, but Page finished it with a kill, 8-4. He got two more kills within a couple minute span, 15-9. Following a dig from junior Tristan Wade, Pflugner scored a point, bringing the score to 24-14. Wade led the team’s digs with seven total. The boys kept a wide lead for remainder of the set and, after a front row kill from senior Jackson Partlow, won the set 25-14.

Support the boys volleyball teams on Feb. 26 as they take on Cypress Creek at Cypress Creek. The junior varsity game starts at 6 p.m. and varsity starts at 7 p.m.

By Caroline Casola

This is my second year on staff. I am a Dachshund connoisseur and love rewatching episodes of Arrested Development. You can catch me at the springs or at a hole-in-the-wall restaurant.

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