Bruins drop in standings after series of costly errors



The Sheridan men’s volleyball team (5-2 OCAA) lost in their matchup Saturday, against St. Clair College (6-2 OCAA) in a 3-1 defeat (25-21, 25-23, 22-25, 25-16) that saw St. Clair moving past the Bruins in the standings.

Sheridan seemed to be behind the eight ball from the onset, as they lost their first two sets after a series of service errors that added up to an inescapable deficit.


“We did the same thing against Humber [on Wednesday] when we had 21 serving errors,” said head coach Dave McAllister. “But we were able to hit out of it. Tonight we weren’t able to do that.”

The Bruins fought off a powerful Saints attack to come away with the third set, but it ultimately wasn’t enough as the superior size and strength of St. Clair gave the Double Blue their second loss of the season.

Sheridan’s Josh Butler led the way for his squad, registering 16 kills to accompany his 12 digs and one block. Justin Kong also contributed some solid production with a team-high 26 assists.

McAllister described passing and playing tough against faster opponents, such as St. Clair, as being critical elements in success in the future.

“We’re still competing, and we’ll work on it, but it’s frustrating right now,” said McAllister.

Their next opponent was Niagara College, which they played Wednesday.