Men’s volleyball team steamrolls their way to 2-0
By Davie Wong, Sports Reporter
Strong. That is just one of the many words home crowd fans could use when asked about the men’s volleyball team. The fans definitely had something to cheer about on Friday (October 16) after the Royals dismantled the visiting Capilano Blues, to start both of their season.
As the follow-up game to an exciting bout from the women’s team, the men had a lot to live up to already. The Royals came out swinging and never stopped, giving fans and supporters in the bleachers something to cheer about nearly every play. Dominating serving and spectacular finishing gave the Royals an early lead which they never let go of.
They drove their advantage to a quick 3-0 victory sending the Blues home with many things to ponder. The next day, it was seemingly déjà vu, as the Royals swamped the Blues in another 3-0 victory; this time, on Capilano’s court.
Although the scores tell the story of a complete rout, the games actually played out much differently. Despite being down for most of the game, the Blues showed their resilience and never gave up, fighting until end. Although the Blues did not win a set, in their two games against the Royals, they still played extremely well.
When head coach Brad Hudson was asked by the Other Press about the progress his team has made during the offseason and how it has and will affect the coming season, he responded by saying “We’re just trying to get better, and that’s what we’re seeing everyday… As they [the men] go, we go.”
The men’s season continues this week (October 23 and 24) as they play back-to-back home games against the UFV Cascades. Games begin at 8 p.m. and 7 p.m. respectively.