The Palm Beach Central High School boys varsity volleyball team finished second in the district championship tournament, falling to Park Vista High School 25-16, 23-25, 25-20, 25-18 in a tournament held Thursday, May 4 at John I. Leonard High School.
It was a tense match that saw extreme talent from both teams. Palm Beach Central has been gunning for a district title for years, and it was evident in the way the Broncos played, but they couldn’t stop the Cobra offense, ultimately falling in four games.
Park Vista jumped out to an early lead, leaving the Broncos struggling to catch up. With two games won, the Cobras fought to clinch the win in the fourth game while the Broncos fought to force a fifth game.
Early on in the game, the teams went point for point. But several mistakes by Palm Beach Central allowed Park Vista to take the lead. Hits by Nikolas Nelson and Luke Fountain helped to tie the game at 14. Though the Broncos rallied to take a small lead, the Cobras were hot on their tail.
Ultimately, the Cobras would overtake Palm Beach Central for a 25-18 win and the district title.