The Whaler volleyball team lost to the Dennis-Yarmouth Dolphins Thursday afternoon 3-0 but head coach Andrew Viselli said he was happy with his team’s performance.
“We had a very chill practice (Wednesday) and I went up to my kids on the down low and told them how we were going to play, they said okay, and they did exactly what I asked against a state championship caliber team,” he said. “I was so impressed. D-Y is a really good team, a really good program. They are just a top-tier team.”
The Whalers lost the sets 13-25, 18-25, and 16-25 and currently have a 2-2 record. Setter Bianca Santos had 16 assists in the match.
“I told my players after the match this is why I get the way I get after some of our close wins,” Viselli said. “They played so well today and I tell them that is how we need to play every match. We can’t be playing down to the level of competition with some of our opponents. We need to go out and play the same way every time.”
The Whalers will host the Falmouth Clippers Saturday at 12 pm.
In other Whaler sport’s news from yesterday:
The golf team lost an away match to the Rising Tide Herons 4-3, dropping their record to 2-4 this season.
The Whalers three winning golfers were number two Cole Chambers (shot a 40) and number four Cole Evens (shot a 39). Number one golfer Aidan Sullivan tied his match and shot a 48. Number six golfer Evan Belanger tied his match and shot a 48.
Head coach Nate Roberts pointed to his number three golfer, Henry Kathawala, who lost his match despite shooting a 38. He said Kathawala’s opponent, Michael Keif, shot a 37 and seemed to be making all of his shots from any spot on the course. Two chip-ins by Keif ultimately made the difference.
“We had three quality scores and then three that need some work,” Roberts said. “We just have to keep at it and working. We know the talent and the ability is there. We see it in practice and some see it in the matches. We can’t put six scores together yet and it is costing us some wins. All of our losses have been very close. These guys can score anywhere it is just about getting all six to play to their capabilities the same match.”
The Whalers will look to bounce back next week when they travel to take on Cape Cod Academy on Saturday, September 23, at 3:30 pm.