The Mohawk Mountaineers men’s volleyball team hosted the Sheridan Bruins on Nov 22.
The first set was a back-and-forth tussle between the Mountaineers and the Bruins, with the Mountaineers prevailing 35-33.
The second set was once again a back-and-forth rally with both teams keeping it close until the Mountaineers got the lead late in the set. The Mountaineers would take the second set 25-21.
The third set remained closely contested with both teams continuing to keep the game close. The Bruins took the third set 25-22, avoiding the sweep and forcing a fourth set.
The fourth set continued to be close with both teams neck and neck throughout the set with the Mountaineers coming out on top 25-23. The Mountaineers won the game by a score of 3-1 (35-33, 25-21, 22-25, 25-23).
“We struggled in a lot of areas but at the end of the day, we were able to close it out and win in four rather than pushing five where it could be anyone’s match,” Mountaineers head coach Brad McClure said.
Both the coach and players agreed that it wasn’t their best game but both were feeling good about getting the win.
“It wasn’t our best performance, but we came out with the win,” Jacob Gasiorowski, a player on the Mountaineers said.
“That first set especially, it was very shaky at the start but we showed a lot of grit towards the end to close it out and to close out the game after a tough fight from the Bruins. I think all in all it was all right,” he added.
With the win, the Mountaineers’ record improves to 5-4, their next game is on Nov 25 when they go to play the Niagara Knights.