By Kate Macaulay,
Davis High men’s varsity volleyball lost to Vacaville Christian High School in a close game on April 20. The game consisted of four sets, Vacaville winning the first, second and fourth by only a few points.
The third and only set won by DHS had a score of 25-22, ending the game with a clean block from senior Will Smith to bring the Devil’s another set and a chance for redemption.
It was the first time the team had played Vacaville this season.
“It was a scrimmage type of game [where] we were more laid back,” junior Zach Ringer said.
Senior Gavin Schouten and Smith took an aggressive approach to the games, maintaining focused to make the smart moves.
“Gavin has been wrecking blockers and the back row constantly. He has been unstoppable,” Smith said.
Schouten hit his stride in the fourth set, blocking, spiking and killing successfully throughout the whole last game.
Smith proved an all around good player throughout the games, starting off with blocks and occasionally subbing in for center when needed.
The loss did not come easily. DHS maintained the energy and communication necessary to win, losing only a few points because of miscalculated mistakes which made the difference for VCHS, who took home the win.
“I believe we still played well, even though we were all tired and sore from a long week of volleyball and school, but we still have a lot to work on,” Smith said.
Out of the eight teams in the league, DHS sits at sixth place with a total of three wins and seven losses within their section.
“As long as we step up and bring it, we still have a great shot at playoffs and we all want that,” Smith said.