Boys volleyball fights back to win first game of the season

Alexander Hahn

The boys volleyball team won its first game of the season 3-2 against Crespi Carmelite High School Wednesday. The Wolverines struggled in the beginning of the game, dropping the first two sets, but they rallied together in the latter half of the match, taking the following three. 

Even though outside hitter Benjamin Volokh ’22 is on a club team, he said he still felt excited to play his first official competitive match of the school season after its cancellation several months ago.

“The school season is definitely a different vibe in terms of a more chill but still competitive atmosphere of play, and I didn’t realize how much I missed that until our past game,” Volokh said. “It was really fun to be playing with classmates again, not only fighting for a win but also to represent [the school].”

Volokh also said that an increase of concentration is what allowed for the team’s comeback to happen after being down 0-2.

“As a whole, we gathered together before the third set, reflected and took turns giving inspiring words,” Volokh said. “I think meeting as a team really helped us bond and feel more confident going into set three, and the momentum from winning that one carried us through the next two, and we were able to pull off the reverse sweep.”

The team will play its next match against Notre Dame High School on April 7.