Patriots over Trojans 25-9, 25-11, 25-23 in Division Matchup
The volleyball fun at Wootton began flowing on Wednesday just around the same time as the water from a broken water main along Wootton Parkway. The coed match was soon to start, while many of the spectators were making their way to the match. In front of the high school, around 5 pm, Wootton Parkway was transformed into a small stream, blocking most traffic and forcing fans and players to change/adapt/improvise their routes to Wootton's gymnasium. Outside, construction workers directed traffic and worked well into the night to be sure
school would be open on Thursday.
Inside, the Patriot coed and boys volleyball teams began constructing their victories over the visiting Trojans. Energized by an impressive five game victory by the Wootton coed team, the boys took the floor against an athletic, personable Gaithersburg team that knows how to enjoy the game. Wootton's experienced players took the Trojans the first two games, led by Kevin Wong, Alex Filie, and Tony Malinauskas. Aaron Yee ran the offense, while Rex Hsu, Kevin Liang, Zhengyang Zhang, and Richard Fan played perhaps their best volleyball of the season so far.
Veterans Hsu, Fan and Liang, along with Eray Wang, led the younger Patriots in game three. Mark Yang, Chris Wong and Michael Ip played a solid all-around games, George Ewald patrolled the net, and Eric Zhang contributed an exceptional performance in the home stretch as the Patriots held off a relentless Gaithersburg rally.
Next up: the Patriots visit Walter Johnson in a critical division match up on Friday, 3/27. The boys game follows the 5:15 coed match.