Harbord volleyball blanks UTS

The Harbord CI senior boys’ volleyball team has yet to play up to its potential, according to Michael Lum.

But Wednesday’s effort was more than enough for the Tigers to earn a 2-0 (25-18, 25-20) win over the University of Toronto Schools.

Spurred by an 11-3 run late in the second set, Harbord (2-3) was able to close out UTS (0-5). The team also got strong efforts from Phillip Cheung and Babylon Kantor.

“Defensively we could have been better. We weren’t shifting right into our positions,” he added.

Effort certainly did not seem to be an issue. On one play, Lum narrowly avoided a major wall crash while keeping the ball in play.

Both teams had several players sprawling across the hardwood floor in what was a competitive match.

Harbord trailed early in both sets but pulled away late. Kantor and Cheung came through with several key spikes to help close things out.

Ursula Franklin Academy is the next opponent for both teams. University of Toronto Schools will host UFA on Friday, while Harbord plays on the road on Monday.