Boys’ volleyball will go head to head with the Kinkaid team at Liu Court, 6:00 p.m. Oct. 29, in their final match before SPC. The Mavericks are 14-5 this season, and following their win against Episcopal, Oct. 24, first in South Zone.
Key players include junior libero John Armstrong, the team’s defensive anchor, and senior setter Andrew Chung. Captain senior Justin Bernard and sophomore Marcus Manca play outside hitter.
“Our middles, William Trieschman and Paul Labanowski, are also really important, and they kind of set us apart from other teams since they are so huge and can set up a shutdown block,” Chung said.
Players are confident about their match against the Falcons.
“I think that the key to a solid victory will be consistent and confident play from everyone on the team,” Bernard said. “From passing and serving to blocking and hitting, as long as we stay confident there’s nothing they can do to stop us.”
“I’m looking forward to a great tailgate and game,” Trieschman said. “Hopefully we can sweep them in all sports for the second time in a row.”
Other players remain wary of Kinkaid’s ability.
“Kinkaid’s team isn’t that great, but still, it’s a rivalry game, so anything can happen,” Labanowski said. “That is why in the week prior to the game we have some of our most focused and intense practices of the season.”
Following their 3-0 win against Episcopal, Oct. 24, the Mavericks are first in Southzone entering SPC.