By Sebastian Gonzalez,
Davis High’s varsity volleyball team won their game against Sheldon on Thur. April 23, cruising to victory by winning three straight sets.
Lead by captain Dominic Fannjiang, the Devils dismissed their opponents handily, in spite of falling behind in the early going of all three sets. After falling behind 3-1 in the first set and 3-2 in the second, the Devils came back to win both 25-17 and 25-13, a combined 20 point difference.
However, the Devil dominance seemed to finally be faltering when Sheldon jumped out to a four point lead to start the third period. When DHS was at last able to stop the Huskies’ run, Matt Grabert took to the service line looking to cut the lead.
With acute placement, Grabert lead his team on a four point run of their own, capped off by a booming spike from junior Nicholas Simons, tying the set 5-5. With the Devils clearly beginning to tire, the set stayed tight until the DHS took the lead at 19-18, and never looked back
The final set finished 25-23, and DHS capped off their three set shutout.
“We were coming off a little bit of a losing streak so we were really motivated to break that up,” DHS junior Brady Corcoran said. “We came in to fight, expecting to win in three, and that’s what we did.”
Da Vinci junior Cole Skaggs echoed Corcoran’s statement, saying his team had been working hard trying to get back in the win column, and it showed on the court Tuesday. “We(‘ve) been working real hard lately, and today we ate a lil’ bit,” Skaggs said.
Head coach Jordon Friend hopes the win will get his team back into winning ways, with section playoffs beginning in mid May. “Right now were in a way tie for third place in league, and the top four make the playoffs, so we needed this win to help us make sure we get one of those last two spots,” Friend said. “Today i thought we played super well, and most importantly we showed a lot of depth.”
The victory improved the Devils record to 9-7 (4-5 in Delta League), with four games at hand. They take to the court again on Tues., April 28, in the cage.