Lions pick up first win in senior boys volleyball action


Andrew McGam (left) of the Assumption Lions gets set to spike the ball as Sajjan Mattu (centre) and Levi Hirst of the St. John’s Eagles go up to block during a recent high school senior boys volleyball match. Brian Thompson/Brantford Expositor

By Brian Smiley

Despite a bit of a slow start to the Athletic Association of Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk senior boys volleyball season, the Assumption College Lions remain focused on their goal.

“The expectation is playoffs,” ACS coach Rae Ferraccioli said following her team’s 26-24, 26-24 and 25-16 home win on Thursday against Pauline Johnson Collegiate, which improved the team’s record to 1-2.

“I think we should make playoffs. They definitely have the potential.”

The Lions have combined players this year from a senior team that went 6-6 a year ago and a junior squad that was 8-4. Ferraccioli said jelling as a team is taking time.