The Matador boys volleyball team faced off against the West High School Warriors on March 10. Though taking control of the first set, the Matadors slowly crumbled, ending in a fatal loss with a set score of 3-2. Losing the tie-breaking first set by several points, the Matadors had a wide chance to come back but were unable to grasp the game, which ended with a solid loss.
The first set of the game was a smooth game for the Matadors, who swept the first three points of the game and continued to keep the lead. Focusing on widening the gap, the Matadors were able to make a nine-point difference against the Warriors, winning the entire set with the set score of 25-13.
However, everything started to fall from the second set. Losing the first four points, West High School stubbornly kept their five-point lead while the Matadors tried to bounce back. ending in a tie, 17-17. Unfortunately, with unexpected errors, the Matadors lost the set with a three-point loss, ending the set with the score of 22-25.
The game entered the third set and even the fourth set, lengthening the game until the fifth set. With another loss in the third set with a score of 17-25, the Matadors could not afford to lose another set. Waking up from their deep sleep, they came back strong with a six-point lead of 25-19, winning the fourth set.
Entering the fifth set of the game, which was the tie breaker, both teams vigorously played in order to capture 15 points first. Though the Matadors had a secure tie with the Warriors, the game ended in a loss 11-15, with the set score of 3-2.