Broncos continue unblemished run in the TRAC

Clovis East’s Tsuxeng Vang and Nico Insyarath rise to challenge Clovis North’s Garret Billhofer at the net. NUGESSE GHEBRENDRIAS/THE CLOVIS ROUNDUP

The Clovis North boys’ volleyball team find themselves alone atop the TRAC, but with the title coming into focus, the Broncos only look to get better as the season progresses.

“We just keep getting better. These guys, I’m just proud of them,” Clovis North head coach Jason Powell said. “They aren’t focused on getting wins, they are focused on getting better. We keep improving every match and every practice and I couldn’t be prouder of them.”

The Broncos defeated Clovis East in three straight sets; 25-21, 27-25 and 25-21.  

Clovis North relied on a combination of skill, athleticism and togetherness to take down a surging Timberwolves’ squad who came into the game with momentum after a win against Central.

Now sitting at 27-0 and 6-0 in the TRAC, the Broncos continue to rely on what’s been getting the job done.

“We are very athletic. We’ve got the horses and we’ve been working hard and when the horses work hard, we win matches.” Powell explained.

With Garret Billhofer firing on all cylinders, both protecting the net and punishing his oppositions side of the court, Clovis North keep on riding the its wave of momentum.

For the Timberwolves, their win streak came to an end, but they gave the Broncos a fight, including 27-25 second set win for the Broncos. Clovis East relied on performances from Mason Huynh.

The libero did his best to anchor the Clovis East defense, going toe-to-toe with the league’s best. Huynh did well for his team and despite the loss, his performance can help lift Clovis East in its future matches.

The Broncos on the other hand are on an undefeated path, but they don’t feel the pressure according to Powell.

“I don’t think there is. I think our guys are just focused on just trying to get better and when you focus on that, the wins come along with that.”

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