By Giovanni Siciliano
The Humber Hawks men’s volleyball team has been on an absolute tear this year.
The players are using this week to rest, focus and prepare for when they get back in action this weekend.
The Hawks are currently tied at the top of the West division with Fanshawe Falcons, which has one game in hand of Humber. The win against Conestoga last Sunday pushed the Hawks to a 12-1 record for the season. The Hawks are prepping for back-to-back games with Boreal and Cambrian this weekend. Five games are left on the season schedule, and with playoffs around the corner, the players are just taking things one day at a time and not looking too far ahead.
The team has practice and film sessions this week.
Edward Lai, third year, who plays the Libero position for the Hawks, says they have to keep things simple for the weekend games.
“Just fine tune our skills. Controlling the ball on our side. Controlling the pace and minimize forced errors. Let them make the mistakes and don’t bail them out,” Lai says.
Outside hitter Dylan Devecseri, second year, returns to the court after time off for a concussion. Devecseri says he is aware of how good his team is and how poorly Boreal and Cambrian have been this year, but that knowledge can’t make the team complacent.
“If we stick to our game plan and play like we can we should have a very good chance at coming out with a few wins this weekend,” Devecseri says.
Regardless of the position Boreal and Cambrian are at in the standings, Devecseri says he thinks this is a moment for other players on the team.
“These games are also an opportunity to rest our big guys and get some younger guys some minutes,” he says.
Humber hosts Boreal this Saturday at 8 p.m and Cambrian on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Humber Athletic Center.