Oswego’s volleyball team fell to Central Square Monday in four games, winning the third game, 25-19 but falling 20-25, 23-25, 19-25.
After his team’s last win, coach Mike Shea notes that his team seems to let the opponents score early, forcing the Bucs to mount a comeback in order to win.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â He said at the time that that style of play wouldn’t survive once league play began.
“In each game that we lost we spotted them 6-7 points early on and it came back to hurt us this time,” he said.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â “The team does a great job of playing with a sense of urgency when weÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢re about to lose and everyone is going hard after each ball.
“I think we got beat tonight by a team that weÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢re better than.”
Shea singled out Kevin O’Connor’s setting.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â He had 34 assists in the game. “His hands were good and for the most part he was making really good decisions on where to put the ball,” Shea said. “HeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s shown a vast improvement on his foot work.”
Dave Abare had 16 kills, Gary Carpentier has 11 kills and 10 digs. “Ian Van Wert (8 kills, 2 aces) also showed us again that heÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s a great option to be able to put a ball away when we really need it,” Shea said.
The Bucs are 2-2.
Dave Abare: 16 kills, 1 digs, 0 blocks, 0 aces.
Gary Carpentier: 11 kills, 10 digs, 0 block, 3 aces.
Fred Johnson: 1 kills, 1 digs, 0 block, 0 aces.
Paul Kio: 2 kills, 1 dig, 1 blocks.
John Oleyourryk: 0 kill, 0 block, 0 ace.
Kevin OÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢Connor: 1 kill, 34 assists, 0 dig, 0 aces.
Tom Ruggio: 1 digs, 1 ace.
Ian Van Wert: 8 kills, 1 assists, 0 dig, 0 blocks, 2 ace.