Kings lose two but prepare for volleyball zones

“It definitely changed the mentality of the team.” Coach Justin Florean

Nick Haavquist and Jesse Bonsu

Nick Haavquist and Jesse Bonsu

Despite losing two volleyball matches last week, the Kings senior boys volleyball team is still good in rankings to compete in zones.

The St. Augustine Kings played the Central Alberta Christian High School (CACHS) Knights and Parkview Adventist Academy Panthers Monday, Oct. 27 but trouble in their first set against the Knights created a snowball effect of loss in confidence, explained coach Justin Florean. “”We took the loss against CACHS pretty hard and that kind of haunted us against Parkview as well.”

To change the flow of the game, Florean put his Grade 10 passer in control of the ball, while his Grade 12 passer offered support.

“It definitely changed the mentality of the team,” said Florean.

When games get tough, he focuses on the positive aspect of their plays and tries to instill a “what did we do right” attitude. “If there’s ever a down moment, come together as a team.”

Florean says their league performance has, for the most part, been strong and the team has secured a spot in zones with the Knights being the team to beat. The team intends on keeping up their net play and communications.

“We’ve beaten every other team except for CACHS,” said Florean of their chances at zones.

Zones are set for Nov. 15 in Lacombe.