BY GENE NARDI
On Wednesday, April 8, the Seminole Ridge High School boys volleyball team hosted Park Vista High School in a non-district match-up and fell to the Cobras in three sets (25-8, 25-16, 25-13).
The Hawks (1-5) were slow starting and didn’t score a point in the first set until Park Vista was able to fire off a 16-point run.
Seminole Ridge managed to grab a few more scores to close the gap, but the Cobras took the first set 25-8 in convincing fashion.
The second set kicked off a different beginning, as the Hawks took an early 2-0 lead, but that lead was brief. Both teams traded the lead through the entire set, and the Hawks battled back but could not contain the Park Vista attack, and the Hawk players watched the second set slip through their hands, 25-16.
The Hawks needed a win in the third set to gain momentum and take the match into a fourth set, but Park Vista jumped out in control early. Seminole Ridge, again not going down without a fight, closed the gap to within nine, 19-10, but could not rally enough and fell in the third 25-13.
Seminole Ridge is 1-5 on the season, and played games against Jupiter High School, the Oxbridge Academy and William T. Dwyer High School this week, but results were not available by press time.
ABOVE: Hawk Ricky Buoni drops down to keep the ball in play against the Cobras.