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The first game stretched on for quite a while though, because the JV boys did not know how to properly keep score in the book yet. The referee had to keep pausing the game in order to teach them how to do so. The last two games went by relatively quick. One minute you would look at the score board and the next minute we’d be up by several more points. Although they played some very successful games, the team was down several players. Many of the boys were not yet cleared to play because they haven't gotten all their paperwork in and their physicals done. A couple starters were missing because of this. Additionally, both of the setters were injured and unable to play, so Mason Tufuga, the strongest hitter, had to be moved over to set because nobody else could set. But even after losing their strongest hitter to set the boys pulled through and played great games. “All the guys stepped up and played really well… everybody contributed and I was really proud of the guys that were on the court,” said head coach Todd Hanson after the game.
Going into league, the coach thinks the boys need to work on consistency on their passing and location of setting. Also, they need their setters to get healthy as fast as possible because if they’re not back in time for league, the team will be hurting.
Although Leuzinger was a fairly easy win, the game proved that it is possible for our team to be successful in league, as long as everyone gets their physicals done and the setters get healthy.