Sting Come Back to Defeat Lancers

Sting Come Back to Defeat Lancers

The Seneca Sting dropped the first set to the Loyalist Lancers, but rebounded to win the match in four sets 20-25, 25-19, 25-13, 26-24.

The Sting started slowly in their first home game in ten days. Hosting the winless Lancers, the Sting made a number of uncharacteristic errors while the Lancers played some of their best volleyball of the season, capturing the opening set.

The Sting rebounded in the second set, thanks to the elevated play of Dilshan Subasinghe who helped the Sting even the match.

The third set saw the Sting play their best volleyball of the match with Subashinghe and Toms Gaikis finishing off rallies with kills while Richard Ngo played one of his best games defensively this season for the Sting, keeping rallies alive with great passing to setter Savino Marques.

With the match on the line, the Lancers returned to their first-set play as Caleb Seguin became the focal point of the Lancers' offense. Trailing 16-9, the Sting scored six consecutive points to pull within one. With the teams battling back-and-forth, exchanging points, Subasinghe converted a Marques' set into a kill to even the match 24-24. The Sting would finish off the Lancers over the next two rallies to improve to 4-2 on the season.

Subasinghe led the Sting with 13 kills to go along wit 7 digs. Gaikis finished with 10 kills while Gurtaj Bal topped the Sting with 9 digs. Marques recorded 35 assists.

Seguin topped the Lancers with 11 kills along with 10 digs. Josh Roberts added 10 kills and Jeremy Driedger had 26 assists and 7 digs.