BY MELODIE LARIVIERE
The Condors had their second women’s volleyball match of the season on the new rec centre’s courts, against the Georgian College Grizzlies on Oct. 12.
Brad McClure, head coach, said this is a rebuilding year, with nine new players on the roster as well as one player who is returning after taking a break. The team’s volleyball skills were plain to see, but they just couldn’t win a set. Each match is five sets but the Condors ended up losing the first three.
Their first set was a little bumpy, because the players hadn’t played together that much before. Despite this, they had some reasonably long rallies, but still lost 11-25.
In the second set they picked up the pace and performance. They made an effort to come back, throwing in some hard spikes and those sneaky open hand tips. Their rallies became longer and more efficient but it was too little, too late.
In their third set the Condors were looking good, as they were moving faster and getting more into it. With each round they were getting better and better. However, the team still came up short.
“I think it went well, I think that coming off the Thanksgiving weekend and not having a practice kind of hurt us in the first set and a half but we made it back,” said McClure. He believes his team will improve with more practices and games.
The Condors’ next home game will be on Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. against the Sheridan’s Bruins.