By NATHAN BROWN
The Conestoga Condors fought gallantly against the Niagara Knights in men’s varsity volleyball action Jan. 11, but still lost all three sets.
Coming up with a strong defence in the early portions of the match, the Condors tried to keep their heads and hands high as the Knights bombarded them with spike after spike.
Despite long rallies and good offence, which kept the games close, the Knights had a killer instinct and always won the last few points.
“I think we could pass better,” said Alen Brcanovic, a left side and libero player for the Condors.
“In the first set we played the game we wanted to,” said Wayne Harris, head coach of the Condors. “Then our errors just compounded, we kept making more and more mistakes. We let them off the hook with unforced errors.”
Harris is confident that the team can come back from the loss.
The players remained optimistic after the match, hoping to improve before their next game against Fanshawe College.
“They’re (Fanshawe) young and inexperienced, we’re young and inexperienced,” Harris said. “They have a slightly better record then us but not much better. If we play system ball and trust each other and trust ourselves we can win that match, but if we’re stupid and careless we’ll lose.”
Despite everyone’s optimism, the Condors lost the match three sets to one.
They also played against St. Clair College yesterday (results were not known as of press time), and will play their next game at Redeemer University College Jan. 24.