Mistakes costly in loss to Chiefs

Cabot Butts, Sports Editor

Last night, the boys volleyball team took on the Monacan Chiefs at home. Miscommunication and other unforced errors proved costly to the Clover Hill offensive attack.

The Chiefs won the match by a score of three sets to none. While finishing in a sweep, many Cavs stepped up and were able to make the match closer than the score made it seem. Two-time Cavalier Chronicle Player of the Game award winner Brayden Berardo impressed again; he had four kills, twelve assists, an ace and a block. 

The first set saw a plethora of unforced errors, as the Cavs gave up five points early on failed serve attempts. However, the Green and Gold were able to battle back, making the first set a back and forth battle, before ultimately dropping the set 30 to 28. 

The second set, though, was much cleaner. Another back and forth battle, the Chiefs knocked off the Cavs for a second time, this time by a score of 25 to 20. The third set is what ultimately ended the Cavaliers’ night, as Moncan capped off a match victory with a 25 to 17 win.

Among the top performers in last night’s game, senior Bryce Matthews scored 12 kills and one ace. He also contributed four blocks, three of those resulting in points for the Cavs. Matthews’ performance was enough to earn him the Cavalier Chronicle Player of the Game Award. Also instrumental in the match was junior Ibrahim Khalid. Khalid produced seven kills and an assist.

While last night may not have been the result that the Cavaliers were hoping for, they have a lot to look forward to, as many have looked to have found their groove on the floor. The Cavaliers’ next match will take place at The Hill on Thursday, Sept. 27 against the Matoaca Warriors.