The Standard: Brother Rice vs. Marmion Academy Volleyball

By Conor Doyle ‘19

This past Tuesday, the Brother Rice Crusaders beat the Cadets of Marmion Academy at home in varsity volleyball play. The Crusaders entered the game with a record of 4-10 and the Cadets entered with a record of 9-4.

The Crusaders started out strong with 25-18 win in the first set; they then dropped the second set 22-25 causing the game to go to three sets.

In the third set, the Crusaders started out flat but managed to fight back for the win 25-22, taking two of the three sets for the win.

Junior middle-hitter Conor McMullen said, “When we won the first game we let up a little, however we were able to fight back for the win.”

The Crusaders were led by senior right-side hitter Matt Funk, who put on a great performance and lead the team with 12 kills.

Also contributing was junior middle-hitter Michael Nelligan, who put up an additional 5 kills and 4 blocks. Nelligan said, “Marmion played a good game, however we were able to limit our errors and that helped us a lot.”

Senior libero Tom Gallagher said, “While we struggled at times, we ultimately were able to get back in the game and win.”

With this win the Crusaders record improves to 5-10 and the Cadets record falls to 9-5.


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