Learning curve continues for teams

Katie Brickman
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Nolan Thoroughgood of the Peacock Toilers prepares to blast a shot past Brandon Goudy (3) and Braden Driedger (5) from Caronport during senior boys volleyball league action on Tuesday evening at Peacock Collegiate. Times-Herald photo by Katie Brickman

Some teams go home happy and some teams go home feeling a little disappointed and looking for answers.

On Tuesday evening at Peacock Collegiate, two teams went home feeling good about how they played and two teams left feeling dissatisfied.

Despite winning all six of their matches in senior boys volleyball action, the Central Cyclones were less than impressed with their performance on the court.

“We’ve been better,” stated Shaune Gray, head coach for Central. “It was a little lackluster. We weren’t as sharp, by any means…a lot of mental errors. I don’t know if it is being sick or tired, but it was a bad performance.”

The Cyclones defeated Peacock in two sets, 25-18 and 25-13 then went on to battle Caronport 25-20 and 25-19 and then held on for the 25-18 and 25-20 set wins over Avonlea.

The Avonlea Eagles were one team that left feeling positive about how they performed in their six matches. Despite having a more up and down evening, overall, the team felt like they made some progress in their play.

“I thought we played the best in our last match against Central, who was the strongest team out there,” stated Brent Lothian, coach for Avonlea. “We picked it up…early on we were inconsistent and at times we played really well and at times we were standing around and watching it.”

They split their first match with Caronport, with the Cougars winning the first set 25-20, but then reversed the score in their favour, 25-20 for the second set win. In their second match, they battled hard, but just couldn’t put it away against Peacock, who won 25-20 and 26-24. They dropped their last match to Central in two sets.

“They can learn that they have to play defence all the time against teams and they can discover that they have success when they do that,” said Lothian.

For more on this story, read an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Times-Herald

Geographic location: Avonlea, Caronport

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