Volleyball won a thriller over Palos Verdes 3-2 (25-23, 12-25, 20-25, 29-27, 18-16) Thursday to improve to 12-5 on the season! Ryan Saltzman led the Friars with 13 kills followed by Gil Herold with 12 and Robert Valerio 10. Chris Morikawa tallied 27 assists while Adam Schulte posted 20 digs and Herold added 7 blocks.
After winning the opening set, the Friars dropped the 2nd and 3rd set to the Sea Kings before fighting back to even the match 2-2 and force a 5th set. It was close from the start as Servite and Palos Verdes battled point for point until the end when Morikawa got the kill off the block to clinch the win for the Friars.
The five-set victory was the second of the year for the Friars who defeated Edison 3-2 to open the season in February.
Servite begins Trinity League play next week with home matches vs. JSerra on Wednesday and Santa Margarita Friday.