By JEFF JOHNSTON
The fourth match of the first round started with the mohawk-sporting Niagara Knights taking on the Capilano University Blues of Vancouver in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) men’s volleyball championships at the Welland campus Athletic Centre on Thursday.
“The crowd was a big help for us,” says Knights Player of the Game, Shayne Petrusma. “We really fed off their energy.”
It’s hard to tell how much of a factor the mohawks were, but, Petrusma says, “We’re [with them] undefeated so far.”
Nerves may have been a factor for the Knights in the beginning.
Strong spike serves from Blues libero Dan Caverly combined with strong blocking saw Capilano start to pull away. They rallied six straight points before a kill by Knights’ outside hitter Petrusma ended the run.
The Blues took a 15-7 lead before the second Niagara timeout.
The blocking by the Blues continued to be a problem for the Knights and Capilano extended their lead 19-9 off a kill from Caverly.
The Knights struggled at the service line, with three consecutive missed serves.
Knights middle Sam Youlton kept Niagara in the game with some solid blocking and spiking, but a failed serve from Jeff Scott ended the set for the Blues, 25-16.
“We were playing not to lose in the beginning,” says Knights’ coach Nathan Groenveld. “I told them to refocus, reminded them why we’re here, and just told them to just go out and win it!”
The second set began with more strong performance from the Blues. They took a 6-1 lead in the early stages, but the Knights started to gather some momentum off a kill from Youlton. Once he took his spot at the service line, the Knights rallied five unanswered points to draw even.
Knights middle Millar Galbraith proved to be a strong force up front as Niagara took its first lead, 10-8.
The two teams continued to play neck and neck throughout the set.
The Blues moved Caverly up to the left side position and continued to keep the match close with solid digs and excellent all-around play.
“Everyone thinks they would play better in games that they lost,” says Caverly, “I think we could improve our passing, it was mostly just nerves.”
The Blues called a timeout after Petrusma registered three-straight aces putting Niagara up, 19-14.
The rest of the set was all Niagara, as they won the set, 25-18 off a kill from Youlton, tying the game 1-1.
Niagara carried the momentum into the third set, with some big kills from their starting lineup.
Blues left side Alex Harvalias kept his team in the game with some strong offensive play, but a few costly net fouls and double hits prevented them from picking up any steam As they called their first timeout, Niagara was leading 7-4.
The Blues continued to shuffle players to find a solution to Niagara’s offensive strength with the Knights in the lead 15-9.
Jarrett Massey had a strong performance on the right side for the Blues with strong serving and spiking as the Blues started to close the gap. At a Niagara timeout, they led 18-16.
A block by Harvalias tied the set up at 18-18 and the Blues started to rally a comeback and take the 24-23 lead. They ended up stealing the second set, 25-23 and led 2-1.
“Our motto all year has been never quit,” says Blues head coach Nathan Bennet, “Dan [Caverly] had a strong game, but from the others, I’m looking for more.”
The fourth in the two teams played no more than two points apart from each other.
Niagara would get off to a small lead only to see the Blues tie the score again.
With the score tied 18-18, Niagara was forcing the play to keep their gold medal hopes alive.
The Knights battled to a 24-22 lead over their west coast opponents and closed the set off with a vicious kill from outside hitter Jeff Scott, tying the game and two sets apiece.
The crowd was buzzing as the players took their positions in the fifth and final set. Knights libero Cam Chitty made some amazing digs as the Knights took a 4-0 lead.
The Blues would not go away so easily, as they kept digging and blocking.
As the two teams switched sides, the Knights were leading 8-4. Petrusma was serving again and delivered back-to-back aces, increasing the lead to 10-4.
The Knights were in control of the final set, 14-6. One last block from Scott gave them the win, 15-8.
With the win, the Knights move on to play the Nipissing Lakers of North Bay, Ont., a team that beat them in the Ontario provincial championships, while the Blues will continue their quest for a spot in the bronze medal round in tomorrow’s games.
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