BY GENE NARDI
The Palm Beach Central High School boys varsity volleyball team hosted William T. Dwyer High School on Thursday, April 24 and fell to the Panthers in three sets (29-27, 25-21, 25-13). The Broncos (13-10) battled throughout, but could not muster a consistent attack to get the win.
Early in the first set, the Broncos took the fight to Dwyer, eventually locking it up at 27-27, but the Panthers rallied to take the 29-27 win.
Palm Beach Central seemed to have command of the second set with an 8-point lead at 16-8, but Dwyer slowly established a rhythm that chipped away at the Bronco advantage. Eventually, the Broncos surrendered their lead and the set.
Palm Beach Central again battled in the third set, but Dwyer’s offense appeared to get stronger as the set wore on. The Panthers ultimately took the third set 25-13 and the contest.
The Broncos fall to (13-10) on the season and prepare to host the district playoffs this week.
ABOVE: Adam Bruggeman drops down to keep the ball alive.