Protection is the secret in volleyball, and Barrington libero Marc Gryzlo is a standout in that space, particularly in serve obtain.
Seems, the junior is fairly darn good from the service line as effectively.
With the Broncos trailing by 3 late in Set 1 Thursday night time at Schaumburg, Gryzlo took over on serve and accounted for 8 straight factors (together with 2 aces) to fully flip the match round.
The Saxons had been taking part in nice up till that time, however the Barrington rally took the wind out of their sails.
The Broncos, led by the play of Gryzlo and the hitting of Caleb Rohlwing, Jack O’Riordan and Quinn Kozak, got here away with a 25-21, 25-11 victory within the Mid-Suburban West.
Gryzlo (17-of-18 on serve obtain) stated that not too long ago he fully modified his serving sample, and it is led to some newfound success.
“Earlier than I tossed the ball behind me, however now I toss it in entrance of me,” he stated. “It helps with my hand contact much more, getting strong hits, and it has been very efficient. You may name it a leap floater, no matter you need, but it surely works fairly effectively.”
Broncos coach Charlie Spry talked about Gryzlo has actually began to return into his personal.
“Marc has completed an excellent job for us,” stated the first-year coach, who’s workforce is now 28-2, 9-0 within the West. “He is began to step into his function and has realized that he makes an enormous distinction for our workforce when he is engaged and is getting these factors that matter.”
Schaumburg had Barrington on the ropes within the first set. The groups traded factors within the early going, however consecutive kills by Saxons junior exterior hitter Christopher Radomski introduced the hosts to an 18-15 benefit.
Then Barrington referred to as day out.
“We had a workforce assembly,” Spry stated, “and talked about being good teammates and doing our job on our facet of the courtroom. We weren’t doing that at first of the match, and we’ve not completed it constantly all yr.
“We have performed with a ton of lineups this yr, and we have to set up that, whoever is on the courtroom, we have to assist them. Impulsively we determined to be a workforce and after that we performed lots higher.”
Gryzlo’s run on serve put the Broncos forward 23-18, they usually closed out the primary sport on a kill by Rohlwing.
Gryzlo was at it once more in Recreation 2, serving the primary 8 factors of the second set to present Barrington an 8-0 lead.
Schaumburg could not put collectively a comeback, and regardless of some stellar play from Saxons senior center Adrian Maciejewski, Barrington closed out the match.
Regardless of the loss, Schaumburg coach Tim Murphy was impressed by his workforce’s efficiency.
“I advised the blokes throughout a timeout,” Murphy stated, “that that is the perfect we have serve acquired in a few weeks.
“Barrington is a superb workforce — they received a No. 2 sectional seed, that simply got here out at this time — and we gave them a run in sport one and we’re pleased with that.”