Belvidere Co-op Boys Volleyball Starts Their Season

Belvidere Co-op Boys Volleyball Starts Their Season

Caden Brannan, Reporter

Belvidere’s Co-op boys volleyball team was looking to build off of a disappointing season last year. After only three wins, they are looking to keep building as a program. They got their first chance to do that as they opened with a home game against East, who finished one spot ahead of Belvidere last year. Belvidere won in three sets, they won the first set 25-21, lost the second set by two, and they won the last set 25-20.

After a great start to the season Belvidere hosted Boylan, who was the defending conference champion. North was up seven in the first set, but Boylan made a comeback and ended up winning the first set 25-23. The next set was not as close, Belvidere was not able to keep up with Boylan’s scoring and they eventually lost 25-17.

Belvidere looked to bounce back from their loss as they travelled to Auburn. Auburn was a top five team in the conference last year. Belvidere lost their first set 19-25, then they bounced back and won the second set 25-23. But they fell short in the final set as they lost 25-22. Belvidere has had a tough start to the season but they are looking to keep improving by the time the postseason starts.

“We have a good team and a lot of experienced guys, we just need to keep playing and eventually we will get in a flow and start stringing together some wins. We just need to be playing our best when the playoffs start. Our games have shown that we can compete with anyone, because of our close losses to Boylan and Auburn.” said Kyle Kaempfer(‘20)

Belvidere’s next four games are against Guilford, East, and Harlem. These are four winnable games for Belvidere and these could push them in the right direction for the rest of the year.