Wildcats got served in debut

| 29 Sep 2011 | 08:28

Westfall - Defying all odds, the new Delaware Valley High School varsity boys volleyball team had their first win of the season on their home court on Thursday, April 6 against Western Wayne. The undefeated junior varsity team beat the Wildcats 2-1, coming back from a loss in the first of the three games. The varsity team would experience similar circumstances after losing their first two games, and eventually rising up to win the final three. Leading the entire first game, the Wildcats beat the Warriors 18-25. This margin shrunk in the second game as the Warriors only lost by two points, 23-25. Teammates and fans attribute their comeback in the next three consecutive games to endurance and desire; one fan added, “The team just had more heart.” Whatever the cause may have been, the third game was a turning point in the night’s competition as well as their season. The teams tied at nineteen points, but DelVal then pulled ahead to win with a score of 25-20. The fourth game resulted in the Warriors towering ten point win, 25-15. Excitement and anticipation from the crowd at this historic event accompanied the fifth and final game which is only played to fifteen points. It was a shutout to the sixth point by Delaware Valley who went on to claim victory at the school’s first home boys volleyball game 15-9. Roodle Gaudin led the team with eight points and the only ace. For more pictures from the event, visit www.pikecountycourier.com, and click “photos.” The boys next head up against Forest City on April 20 at 6:00 in the high school gym.