Only once is a fluke. Twice is a statement.
The Muskie senior boys’ volleyball team spoke loud and clear yesterday in Dryden that they are for real.
Fort High improved to 3-0 following a 3-1 victory in their best-of-five match over the host Eagles (1-2) to secure their second-straight win against last year’s OFSAA ‘AA’ bronze-medalists.
The set scores were 22-25, 25-11, 25-23, and 26-24.
“It was a high-intensity [match] and the boys kept their composure very well throughout the course of [it],” noted Muskie coach Kirsten Talsma, whose team now holds down first place by two games over the Eagles.
But it was not the same story for the Muskie junior boys’ volleyball squad, which was swept 3-0 by Dryden (25-12, 25-20, and 25-13).
The juniors (1-2) had pushed the Eagles (3-0) to four games in the season-opener at home, but yesterday ran into a hot Dryden team that defended its home court vigorously.
In girls’ basketball action, meanwhile, the senior Muskies improved to 3-0 with a 34-23 win over Dryden (0-3).
Top scorers were unavailable at press time.
As for the junior Muskies (1-2), they’ve made strides since their season-opening loss to the Eagles (3-0) but still fell 38-18 yesterday.
Socoro Galusha led the Muskies with five points while Sarah Vandermeer and Abby Sanders added four apiece.
Carmen Godin chipped in three and Alyssa Clendenning two.
The Muskies next host the Kenora Broncos on Tuesday, with action getting underway at noon.