Fleetwood Boys Volleyball Team off to a Good Start

Posted on May 23, 2016 by


Back in 2015, Fleetwood Boys’ Volleyball finished with a disappointing record.

“Last year, we were pretty inexperienced and couldn’t hold up against the county’s really good seniors,” junior Shane Burt said.

The team came into 2016 hoping for a more prosperous season. The season did not get off to an ideal start. Fleetwood lost its first two games against Wilson and Governor Mifflin.

From there, however, the team has put forward strong performances in order to climb up the league standings. Starting on Thursday, 31 March, against Kutztown, Fleetwood started what would become a four-match win streak.

In that Kutztown match, Fleetwood did not lose a single game. Junior Nate Wolfe led the way with nineteen kills and two aces. Junior Marckens Griffon contributed by adding thirty digs and three kills.

Six days later, Fleetwood managed to beat Pottsville. Just like in the Kutztown match, Pottstown failed to record a win in any of their games, as Fleetwood won 3-0. Jeff Eager-Heffner recorded eight kills, three digs, and two assists. That win moved the Tigers to 2-2 on the year.

By defeating Brandywine Heights in its next match, Fleetwood matched its win total for the entire 2015 season.  With sixteen kills from Wolfe, Fleetwood only needed four games to continue their win streak.

Reading presented Fleetwood with one of its toughest challenges of the year. To push forward with the win streak, Fleetwood needed one of its strongest performances of the year. They found just that and took the match 3-2.

“Alex Kitixis made some really awesome plays, which helped us in our really close victory,” Burt said.

The win streak concluded after a loss to Exeter, but the team remains in the hunt for a playoff spot. Having already surpassed last year’s win total, Fleetwood Boys’ Volleyball is showing signs of improvement for this season and beyond.

“We’re only losing one senior, so our juniors will be good and experienced for next year,” senior Alex Kitixis said.

Fleetwood still has several games left this season, including home games against Wilson, Daniel Boone, and top-seeded Governor Mifflin.

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