Men’s volleyball team climbs to second place

By Jeff Doner

The Humber Hawks men’s volleyball team had a busy week, playing their last home game of the season and traveling to North Bay for two games on the weekend.

The Hawks closed out their 2010/2011 home schedule on a winning note, defeating the Niagara Knights three sets to one in front of a raucous home crowd on Feb. 9.

Co-players of the game, Terrence Pragg-Singh and the towering Andre Brown, once again had strong games with 17 points apiece in the match.

After defeating Niagara and Canadore earlier in the week, the Hawks then lost 3-1 to Nipissing on Sunday.

“I thought we played alright, but we didn’t bring our entire game together like we should have. Our serving was definitely not the best,” said Hawks setter Derek Quinn.

Hawks middle Andre Brown agreed that serving was a problem for Humber.

“We played alright, but basically we shot ourselves in the foot. We couldn’t hit a serve if we wanted to. The whole team was making errors,” said Brown.

With the Hawks tied with Sheridan for top spot in the western division, the team is looking to finish the regular season with a win at Redeemer on Feb. 16.

“Their crowd is going to be the biggest thing, but we’re working on all the mistakes that happened on Sunday against Nipissing and obviously just preparing ourselves mentally and physically,” said Brown.

Hawks veteran Brandon Wong said that the team needs to focus in practice and get back on track.

“We all want to go out on a high note and we know this is important one,” said Wong

On another note, four Hawks were honoured for their tenure with the team on Feb. 9, with Paul Kemboi, Bobby Anderson, Brandon Wong, and Steven Cheung all graduating this year.

“It’s sad knowing that they’re going to go, but its good encouragement for the whole team to play harder and give everything we got out on the court and hopefully get them another ring,” said Brown.

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