Colonial Heights Subdues Prince George
By JACOB VAUGHAN, Sports Editor
Sep 27, 2012, 13:20
Colonial Heights coach Mark Lee (left) addresses his team during a Central District match earlier this month (file photo).
COLONIAL HEIGHTS - Trailing Central District foe Colonial Heights by two sets and teetering on the brink of defeat, the Prince George boys volleyball team showed its resiliency on Tuesday by winning the third frame in convincing fashion.
But the Colonials proved to be too much for the visiting Royals, taking the fourth set to claim a 3-1 (25-13, 25-9, 10-25, 25-21) win. Colonial Heights coach Mark Lee cited experience as the match's deciding factor and said the early cushion afforded him an opportunity to experiment with younger players.
"It was nice to be able to get a win at home," Lee said. "[Prince George] has the potential to be a better team, and once they have the experience they will be. Right now, we'll just take what we can get."
Colonial Heights libero Jamil Aboulhousn paced the home team with eight aces, two kills and two digs while Ryan Battle and Kyle Hogwood combined to notch nine kills and four blocks. The Colonials improved to 4-0 in district play, 6-1 overall.
In addition to his five blocks, Prince George senior Bryant Marks tallied a match-high eight kills. Jacob Spain also contributed with 10 assists and six digs for the Royals, who fell to 3-2 in district outings (3-5 overall).