Sals' comebacks hand Charter first vball loss

By Sean Greene 11:34pm, April 15, 2014
VIDEO: Highlights and Reaction to Salesianum's victory
Salesianum rallied from deficits in both of the first two sets, then survived a back-and-forth third, to defeat Charter of Wilmington 3-0 in a battle of unbeaten boys volleyball teams Tuesday.

The Sals proved to be strong finishers in the first two sets, claiming the stanzas despite never leading either by more than two points.

Charter led 10-4 in the opening set after Jake Flanders' kill, but the Sals steadily rallied to bring the game to 20-all after back-to-back blocks by Dan Halberg and Shane Burns. The defending county champions went on to claim the first set 26-24.

Set two followed a similar script, as Charter seemingly took command at 17-14 following a kill by Philip Kemmerer, but again the Sals were able to get the set even at 22, and took advantage of their 3rd set point to take a 2-0 set victory with a 27-25 victory.

Salesianum opened the 3rd set on a 12-5 run, but the hosts were undaunted, countering with 7 straight points to tie the set at 12. They could never get another lead after claiming the first set however, and they were handed their first loss of the season.

The Sals improved to 7-0, while Charter dropped to 5-1, the teams will meet again on May 10 at 1pm at Salesianum.

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