Male Kodiaks Spike Concordia
Story by: Tyler Knee
The men’s volleyball Kodiaks were in fine form this weekend losing only one set to the hometown Concordia Thunder.
Saturday nights action saw the men sweep the Thunder 3-0 winning in convincing fashion 25-22, 25,18 and 25-21.
Head coach Ian Bennett says that his team came out strong on Saturday improving on its play from Friday night.
“Saturday was a much better day for us. We played a lot cleaner and had a lot less mistakes.”
Friday night’s action still saw the Kodiaks playing well coming back from one set down to win the match over the Thunder 24-26, 25-18, 25-13, 26-24.
The coach saw room for improvement in his teams performance after Friday night’s match.
“We just had too many errors on Friday. I think we came in having underestimated our opponent,” Bennett says.
With the two match wins this weekend, the male Kodiaks catapulted them over the .500 mark for the first time since their opening game of the season.
Bennett says that this mark is just a number to his team. “In this league you cannot afford to think about the past games. You have to continue moving forward.
“It’s a nice stat and it’s nice to know that you’ve won more games than you’ve lost but it can’t allow you to get comfortable,” says Bennett.
The Kodiaks had strong performances from their players especially Matt Hemmerling.
Hemmerling stepped in to play libero and did not miss a step while Evan Alexander who normally plays the position was sick.
The Kodiaks will have a weekend off this weekend before playing a home and home against Medicine Hat on Nov. 25 and 26.
They won’t be relaxing too much though as they will be playing a exhibition game on Saturday against some former Kodiaks’ alumni.