May 29, 2024

The men’s volleyball Condors capped off a two-game weekend at home with a 3-0 victory over the Cambrian Golden Shield. The team did not lose a set in either game this weekend.

The Condors won their first set 25-17. They dominated in the second with a 25-10 win and managed to secure the game with a 25-20 win in the third.

Conestoga’s Ryan Clutton sets Marshall Point during the Condors’ 3-0 victory versus Cambrian Sunday afternoon at the recreation centre on the Doon campus. Photo by Phil Courtemanche

The win puts the Condors at six points for the season as they currently sit at third behind Humber and Fanshawe in the OCAA Western division. Their record is now 3-1 for the season.

Conestoga’s Wesley Lau and Brendan Vandergeest were tied for the team’s most kills with 11 each. Condors setter Ryan Clutton led the team with 35 assists.

Conestoga’s Marshall Point leaps to send the ball to Cambrian’s side during the Condors 3-0 win Sunday afternoon. Photo by Phil Courtemanche

Some Conestoga players shared their thoughts on what went right for the team Sunday afternoon.

“Today I think we passed fairly well,” said Condors libero Leigh Mercey. “We got our hitters up, all three of them, and their blockers were not able to get outside. We were able to take advantage of that and swing and get the kill.”

“We applied a lot of service pressure and they were having trouble on serve receives” said Brendan Vandergeest. “We were able to take advantage of their serve receives and turn it into our points.”

Condors head coach Wayne Harris discusses strategy with his team during a time out in their game versus Cambrian on Sunday, Nov. 11.

With the Condors just coming off another 3-0 the night prior, head coach Wayne Harris was happy with the team’s performance on Sunday.

“I think the boys, although we started very slowly in the first set, they settled down and started playing consistent ball,” he said. “Then we started applying some real service pressure and then things tilted in our favour.”

The Condors now turn their attention to next week’s away game against Sheridan College. Harris talked about his team’s history with their next opponents.

“[There’s] no question that Sheridan will be a different match with different intensity,” he said. “We beat them both times we played them last year, but they beat us every time before that for about six years. So we want that win very badly because we need to tilt the teeter totter in our favour a little bit more.”

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