Red Hawks volleyball squad shines

By Darren Lum

Published Dec. 18 2018

Less than a week after the Hawks dominated single A schools in their exhibition home opener they continued to show progress on the road.

The Hawks varsity girls’ volleyball team shut out Brock 2-0 (25-12 and 25-19) St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School 2-0 (25-23 and 25-15) and Lindsay Collegiate Vocational Institute 2-0 (25-23 and 25-22) but split 1-1 (13-25 and 25-17) with I.E. Weldon Secondary School and lost 0-2 (13-25 and 12-25) to Fenelon Falls Secondary School on Wednesday Dec. 12 on the road.

The lone loss and split didn’t take away the overall “promising showing” said the Red Hawks girls’ senior team head coach Dan Gimon.

He likes his team and their effort.

Every exhibition tournament in the lead up to the Kawartha Championship is a building block to reaching the team’s potential.

When asked about the split to LCVI and loss to Fenelon Falls he said it came down to return of serve.

“Fenelon is pretty strong overall but their serving was exceptionally strong effectively nullifying our offence. Weldon also had two strong servers and the only reason we lost the set against them was because I refused to call a time out during a serving run by one of them. I wanted them to solve her on their own” he wrote in an email. “Obviously I would not have played it that way if there was anything at stake. I think it was a good lesson on how important an effective serve receive is and will make them work hard to get there. Along with the usual work on fundamentals we will be spending quite a bit of time on serve receive in order to allow us to run an effective offence.”