May 29, 2024

The Conestoga Condors defeated the Boréal Vipers in dominant fashion Saturday night at the Conestoga Students Recreation Centre on the Doon Campus.

This was the first of a Conestoga doubleheader at home this weekend for both the men’s and women’s teams.

The decisive victory saw the Condors taking the game in straight sets, winning their first set 25-13, their second 25-11 and their third and final set 25-13.

Wesley Lau led the Condors with 10 kills in the game, while setter Ryan Clutton led Conestoga with 23 assists.

The win moves Conestoga’s men’s team to a 2-1 record with four points this season. They currently sit at third place in the OCAA Western Division.

Conestoga’s Ryan Clutton sets Dylan Arndt during the Condors’ 3-0 victory versus the Vipers Saturday at the recreation centre on the Doon campus. Photo by Phil Courtemanche, Spoke News

“I thought we played well,” said Condors setter Ryan Clutton. “We tried to keep it clean [and] just do our thing, not worry about what the other team was doing on the other side of the net.”

Clutton is feeling good about the team’s next game against Cambrian College.

“It’s a winnable game,” he said. “We just have to keep playing our own game and not worry about what they’re doing and just beat them at the little things.”

Condors Marshall Point (left) and Alex Bowden (right) prepare to block an incoming ball from the Vipers during Conestoga’s 3-0 win Saturday night at the Doon campus. Photo by Phil Courtemanche, Spoke News

“I wouldn’t say it was a hard game to win,” said Condors libero Keon Merkle. “We played decent and the boys worked together, but again, [it’s] kind of an easy win when you win three straight like that. But it’s going to be a tough season and hopefully we finish strong.”

“We’re very happy to get our second win of the season,” said Condors men’s volleyball head coach Wayne Harris. “We took care of the ball pretty well tonight and that’s a big key. We did not give up a lot of careless points. We thought that we might be the better team tonight, because historically we have been… so we were pretty happy with [the win].”

Harris said that the Condors will have the same basic game plan heading into their game versus Cambrian.

“Take care of the ball, don’t take anybody lightly, score more points than they do.”

The men’s team’s next match against Cambrian, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m., will also take place at the Doon campus.

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