Netropy took advantage of their last outing before the volleyball playoffs.
They tuned up by beating KAOS 25-16, 25-21 and That One Team 25-22, 25-20 on Oct. 21 on the west court at the Marshall Wellness Center. Division A and Division B begin their respective tournaments this week.
“I think we played really well,” Netropy captain Mallory Johnston said. “We did a good job at the fundamentals and we had several people that did a great job at the net, including our setters.”
Kyle Cossey had 17 kills and four aces for Netropy (8-3), which will play in the Division A tournament. Jarrod King had five aces, two kills and two blocks. Eric Gilligan made eight kills and two blocks. Preston Plese added two kills and two aces. Johnston also served two aces.
In the nightcap, That One Team beat KAOS 25-13, 25-12. That One Team (4-3) is in Division B while KAOS (4-5) is in Division A.
“We are not used to playing with five (players),” KAOS captain Dennis Gallagher said after his short-handed team lost to Netropy. “We did reasonably well for playing with five against a good team.”
Gallagher had four aces, two kills and two digs for KAOS. Billy Carson had six kills, four digs and two aces. Jim Hartmann made five aces, four kills and two digs.
That One Team captain Jason Marske served 12 aces. Derek Santiago had 12 kills and two blocks while Alyssa Luciano added five aces and two kills.
“Everybody played really well,” Marske said. “Especially given we had three players we hadn’t played with before, so just the chemistry thing.”