Boys' volleyball takes down Schaumburg

photo-1-300x225By Peter Fusilero
Sports Editor 

It was a sauna inside Schaumburg’s gym, but it wasn’t just the heat that was escalating. Tuesday night’s volleyball game was the last regular season game for the Knights before heading into playoffs.

Keeping it close the entire match, the boys were able to sweep the Saxons in the first two games (26-24, 25-22). The victory was a huge momentum builder.

“We got some energy, roll into Tuesday, hopefully get the win against Notre Dame, then continue on to Wednesday against Hersey,” junior Eryk Krzyzak said. “The win was a huge morale booster.”

Valuing every play was the key to the win. Tied at 22 in the first game, Krzyzak (4 kills and 11 digs) dove all out to keep the ball alive, which later set up a huge kill for senior Grant Andler (10 kills).

“It was a great looking play,” senior Matt McPartlin said. “It was huge momentum wise because we had a slow start.”

Going into the second game, the Saxons were able to keep the game close because of serving errors.

“It was great that we got the win, but it was too close for comfort,” McPartlin said.

McPartlin and the team believe they need to improve upon their efficiency in order to be successful.

“Our passing contributes to the looks and how efficient we put the ball down,” McPartlin said. “If we get three ball passes, we are a hard team to stop.”