In the the 1959 Alfred Hitchcock film North by Northwest, an innocent man traverses a north-northwest route to shake loose agents of a mysterious organization in a case of mistaken identity. Ultimately he prevails, but not without action and suspense. Fifty-one years later, in a Gold Division matchup, the Wootton boys headed north along Great Seneca Highway to Northwest High School with their 2010 identity at stake. After the action was complete, Wootton came out on top of a gritty Northwest team, but not without suspense, and kept its season identity in tact.
The Cast: Aaron Yee, Tony Malinauskas and Kevin Liang played outstanding all-around games for the Patriots. Clayton Zhang, Nic Texier and Eric Zhang were solid in the middle. Justin Fowler and Eray Wang added good utility play at the setter/swing hitter position, while Elliot Liu and Mark Yang and Jeffrey Qui demonstrated their versatility in specialized roles. Michael Ip steadied the Wootton passing game at libero.
With the win, the Patriots improved their season record to 5-0 (3-0 Gold Division) and set record to 15-0.
The Patriots go on the road again (this time traveling south) to meet rival Churchill on Wednesday, April 14. Match time is 5:15 pm.