BOSTON — It didn’t take long for the Boston Latin Academy volleyball staff to say its dominance within the Boston City League Championship Thursday at Madison Park, and first-yr head coach Lok-Tin Lau now has his first league title to point out for it.
Behind a clean rhythm from back to entrance, in addition to some stellar serving, the Dragons (13-6) coasted to a 3-0 sweep over O’Bryant, 25-11, 25-9, 25-22, to win the championship in almost underneath an hour of play. The championship’s most excellent player, Danny Ho, led the trouble with 9 kills and two aces, while Ryan Nguyen served up seven aces with eight kills and setter Kevin Xu posted 22 assists.
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“It feels good,” Lau stated. “Not too many opportunities where you get the prospect to win any sort of championship. You’re fortunate to even typically win a playoff recreation.”
“All through the season, we’ve worked very exhausting for this specific moment,” Ho added. “We made great kills, nice plays, talked to one another … it’s only a actually fun day for us.”
The Tigers (7-10) had jumped off to a fast 2-0 lead within the opening set, but Latin Academy didn’t waste much time taking that momentum for an eleven-4 lead and an eventual 25-11 set win. Errors and inaccurate hitting plagued O’Bryant all through much of that and a 25-9 loss in the second set, as it really didn’t have a solution for the Dragons’ serving capability (15 complete aces).
Not once did the Tigers come within a one-level deficit after the second serve within the second set.
Latin Academy started to get slightly sloppy in the third set, and O’Bryant took benefit behind its peak in the blocking recreation to grab a ten-6 lead with its again towards the wall. Kain Kaba picked up a block and kill inside that last set to keep it competitive, but the Dragons string collectively sufficient good passes and ferocious hits to end it with a 25-22 set win.
“Our hitters actually keep aggressive,” Ho stated. “Other groups are type of timid about that. That opens the advantage to swing away, get kills.”