Boys volleyball takes second in St. Cloud tournament


photo by Peyton Sutch

setter Brian Camacho is setting the ball to middle hitter Caden Douglass.

During the St. Cloud tournament on March 27, setter Brian Camacho had accumulated 80 assists, outside hitter Justin Conway achieved 33 kills and outside hitter Adam Gray got 18 kills. The team took second place at the St. Cloud Tournament.

The team won three of the four games they played, beating St. Cloud, Harmony and Seminole to take them to the championship against Bishop Moore. They lost to Bishop Moore in the championship 2-0. One of the games that stood out that tournament was the game against Seminole. Other than the loss to Bishop Moore, they won every set leading up to that game, them being the only team that took them to three sets. 

“Seminole was one game when we all gave our best effort and we ended up winning because of that,” libero Giancarlo Rodriguez said. 

The team has multiple senior leaders on the team who have played a favor in many of their wins. Two of the best seniors are Conway with 141 kills on the season so far, and Gray with 96 kills. 

The team went over game plans and addressed weaknesses during practice, so they felt prepared.

“Based on how we had been playing up to that point, I felt confident we would have a good showing,” head coach Troy Buis said. “Coming in second was a really good outcome for us.”

After the tournament, the team kept momentum going, defeating Harmony and Seminole 3-0 and 3-1, respectively, in their regular season schedule.

“Our game plan against Seminole was to serve and receive better than we did the first time against them so we could run our entire offense,” Buis said. 

They accomplished their game plan and Camacho led the team with 36 assists, along with Gray scoring 18 kills and two aces.

“Our passing was on point, we served tough, our hitting was amazing, and our energy was through the roof from first to last point. ”Camacho said. 

This leaves the team at 5-3 on their regular season.Their next game is April 15 at Oviedo High School.

“This may be one of the best seasons the boys volleyball program has ever had,” Bius said. The team has had a good season so far, and with nine top performing seniors stronger, they have a chance to go far this season.” Buis said. 

Story published prior to Freedom High School Tournament.

photo by Karson Cuozzo