Cobras strike in constricting fashion

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Cobras strike in constricting fashion

The Pi Kappa Sigma Cobras defeated the Chi Alpha Pi Cavaliers in a men’s intramural volleyball matchup on Monday night. The Cobras took down the Cavs in two sets and improved to a 5–0 record on the season.

In the first set, the Cobras jumped to an early lead with two good runs of serves. Blake Counts killed several strong serves to help the Cobras expand their lead.

The Cobras’ passing was fantastic and allowed them to jump out to a 15–9 lead over the Cavs.

The Cobras’ Ryan Counts had a strong spike from the back row that the Cavs couldn’t handle.

The Cobras’ setter, Nate Hudson, consistently set his teammates up well for strong hits. Micah Mortensen finished the set with a fiery spike, giving the Cobras a 25–10 victory.

“We had good passing and placement of the ball,” Mortensen said. “We had a well-rounded performance from the whole team, and everyone did their job well.”

The second set began with the Cavs needing a win to stay alive. The Cobras served first and quickly set the tone. John Dalrymple had a hard spike, and the Cobras’ setting continued to dominate.

The Cavs began to fight back, shortening the Cobras’ lead to 10–8, but the Cobras began to pull away.

Hudson and Counts continued to set their teammates up well and continued throughout the match.

Dalrymple had two strong spikes that the Cavs couldn’t handle, and the Cobras played as a team throughout the whole set.

James Paquette tapped the ball over the net, and the Cavs couldn’t get to it in time. The point clinched the win for the Cobras, 25–14.

“We are trying a new rotation, and I thought we did really well,” Cobras’ coach Nate Hudson said. “This is the 16th set we haven’t lost. We’ve really have come together as a team, and it’s really exciting to be moving so quickly with such a short season.”

The Cobras look to improve on their 5–0 record as they take on Basilean on April 25 on East Court.