Niagara Gazette


November 3, 2013

Vikings boys fall in volleyball playoffs

Niagara Gazette — HAMBURG — The Grand Island Vikings held one lead, but once that was lost, so too were any further hopes of overcoming the top-seeded Hamburg Bulldogs, who eliminated the fourth-seeded Vikings in three sets, 25-12, 25-16, 25-15, in their Section VI Division II boys volleyball semifinal matchup Saturday afternoon at Hamburg High School.

There was no hiding the disappointment by the players or their coaches.

“Tough when you’re on the road, an underdog and a young team,” said Grand Island head coach Bill Schultz. “We had three seniors who are graduating but we had two sophomores starting on the court. These guys worked hard for it, they wanted it”

The loss means the end of high school volleyball for Brock Tetreault, who led at the net and at one point in the match looked to the Grand Island supporters in attendance to fire them up and help spark a hoped for rally. The senior finished the match with eight kills, five digs and five blocks.

“I’ve enjoyed him. I’ve had him since his sophomore year,” Schultz said. “He’s gotten better. He pushes. He wants to be a good player.”

In the first and second sets, Hamburg built a quick three-point lead. While Grand Island kept pace, they could never get within two points of the Bulldogs. Hamburg ended the first set with an ace.

In the second set, Grand Island kept volleys alive with several good blocks on Hamburg spike attempts. The longer the volleys continues, the more likely Grand Island would win the point. That stepped up play at the net helped Grand Island erase Hamburg’s early lead and tied the set at 10-10. However, the Vikings couldn’t seem to capitalize when it was again their turn to serve and it wasn’t long before Hamburg restored their lead.

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