57 minutes, that was all Staples needed to coast to an easy 3-0 win versus the Danbury Mad Hatters.
On April 30th, 2014, the two teams squared off at Staples High School. The 5-1 Wreckers, who were just coming off a 3-0 win versus Fairfield Ludlowe, were ready to face off.
Danbury, who is 1-4, sits in last place in the FCIAC West Division, while Staples stands alone in first place by two games over the combined Fairfield teams.
The Wreckers surged to an early lead in game one and never looked back. They went on a 5-0 run to close the first game in an appropriate fashion, 25-12.
Co-Captain,Todd Goldstein’14, felt very much in control throughout the entire game. “I think we started off very strong which is something we want to focus on. I think we had the control and we really worked on different things in the game with our offense.”
However, the second game did not start as well as Staples would have liked it to. Danbury struck early going up 2-0, but that lead would not last very long.
Staples won the second game 25-19, all that was needed was one more game to win the match.
The Staples boys were full of cheers and excitement. They could feel that victory was at their fingertips.
Jared Himmel ’16 agreed,“Once we won game two I knew we were rolling. All we had to do was close them out here, which we did perfectly. Top play of the game goes to George Ingber’14 with his game winning block, matching his career high of one block.”
The Wreckers came out hot and would remain so until the final point was scored. Staples won the final game 25-8.
The current 6-1 Wreckers have very high confidence for the remainder of their season and for their next game against St. Joseph’s on May 5th.
Goldstein believes, “I think that we must keep improving each game so our confidence will continue to rise, and I definitely believe that will happen.”