Patriots sweep Bulldogs 25-15, 25-10, 25-21.
Wootton-Churchill. No need for extra motivation. Throw away the season records....they don't matter. This one is for bragging rights...in any sport. It just so happens that Churchill and Wootton have a good pool of volleyball talent to draw on, so this is a match marked on the calendar at the beginning of the season.
The Wootton boys got the upper hand this time, led by Tony Malinauskas, Kevin Wong, Alex Filie and setter Aaron Yee. Kevin Liang, Eray Wang, Zhenyang Zhang and Richard Fan were strong on the outside, with Wang also setting the third set. Wootton was able to play fourteen players in this match; Wootton's younger players filled in nicely during key moments of the match. Of note, freshmen Chris Wong, Michael Ip and Eric Zhang stepped up to the challenge presented by Churchill's well coached team of younger players. George Ewald and Xin Wang once again were solid in utility roles.
Next up: The Patriots return home to face Whitman on Wednesday, April 22 at 5:15 pm. The Whitman match will be the final division matchup before the Patriots complete the regular season with interdivision matches against Magruder, Blair and Rockville.
Wootton's season record is now 8-0.