Young St. Augustine boys’ volleyball team lose two matches

Competition proved too fierce for the St. Augustine Kings senior boys volleyball team Oct. 19 as they lost both matches of the night.

Nathan Padilla of the St. Augustine Kings senior volleyball team makes a soft tap to score a point during a match Monday

Nathan Padilla of the St. Augustine Kings senior volleyball team makes a soft tap to score a point during a match Monday

Competition proved too fierce for the St. Augustine Kings senior boys volleyball team Monday, Oct. 19 as they lost both matches of the night.

The boys played against Spruce View losing both sets to a more experienced team, said coach Justin Florean. He feels while his players do have the ability to make some key plays, their lack of experience hinders them from consistent follow through.

Florean says he has two Grade 11 players and the rest are in Grade 10 and they have little experience playing with each other. While that may be hurting them now, he feels they will be stronger next year. “They’ll get a definite boost to put experience on the floor.”

Their next match against Pigeon Lake proved just as tough and they lost 2-0. Each game brings a new development for the team and provides them with some important learning.

“It’s pretty much just working from the ground up,” explained Florean.

As their options are relatively slim, the league includes the 2A and 1A teams bringing the league to a total of six teams. While the school is limited by the number of students who attend, Florean is pleased with the number of players he has. “The people that are here want to be here and want to play.”