Boys volleyball opens season with a loss against Windward School


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Setter Andrew Eitner ’23 lifts a ball for his teammate and outside hitter Erik Steuch to crush down the center of the court. They practice for their upcoming league match against Notre Dame on March 15.

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The boys volleyball team lost 3-1 to Windward School in its season opener March 1.

The Wolverines went down 2-0 in sets, losing the first set 25-13 and the second 25-15. Center Victor Lowe ’24 said the team struggled to finish off rallies early in the game.

“In the first two sets, we were not taking care of the easy things,” Lowe said. “We weren’t able to amass any momentum.”

The squad mounted a comeback in the third set, winning it 26-24. Lowe said that the team played with more energy late in the game and had support from the rowdy bench. 

“We turned it around in the third set because we made a lot fewer mistakes as a team,” Lowe said. “We would celebrate after every point, and our bench energy was off the charts.” 

Although the team lost its first game, team captain and hitter Ben Volokh said he is happy with how his team played and is optimistic for the rest of the season.

“I am proud that our team rallied after going down 2-0 to win the [third] set,” Volokh said.  “While we lost the fourth set after, I thought it showed great resilience and that we have what it takes to compete and win at a high level.”

The team faces Campbell Hall High School March 11 in its next game. Volokh said minor mistakes are holding the team back from being great. He said his teammates will see improvement if they work hard in practice and clean up their technique. 

“Looking towards our next game, I think we all should just strive to make 1-2 less errors. If we clean up what we do, wins are bound to come.”

The team prepares for its first league match against Notre Dame March 17.