Boys’ volleyball loses to Bolingbrook Raiders

The team had no answer to Bolingbrook’s call.
Senior Jonathan Soto surveys the court as Bolingbrook takes possession of the ball during the meet on April 17.
Senior Jonathan Soto surveys the court as Bolingbrook takes possession of the ball during the meet on April 17.
Photo by Zach Wiegele

Try as they did to rebound in the second half of the meet, the Wildcats were unable to beat Bolingbrook High School on April 18.

Despite the hype going into the game, which was played in Bishop Gym, Bolingbrook dominated the first set, and the Wildcats quite simply had no answer for them. The Raiders took just about any point they wanted in the first set.

The team breaks the huddle after discussing strategy for the game. (Photo by Zach Wiegele)

Although the Wildcats called two timeouts as a means of regrouping and changing strategy, the first set came to a close with the final score at 25-9.

“Going into the second set we knew we had to be way better than we were in the first,” said junior Joesph Trigueros.

The Wildcats responded early in the second set with a momentum boost when sophomore Sean Blickham got a huge spike, giving the Wildcats a lead, and this time forcing Bolingbrook to call a timeout.

“We just need to be better, and we knew this team was good. So this is a great experience to see where we stand this year,” senior Krystian Roldan said.

After the timeout, the Wildcats kept it close for awhile, but then Bolingbrook pulled away, taking the second set, and sweeping West Chicago with a 25-17 set win.

WEGO now stands at 8-7 on the year.

“The game was super exciting to watch. I loved the energy in the game even though we still lost,” spectator Sydney Bennema said.

 

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