Amalgamated teams come up short
Volleyball event attracted 28 teams from 16 schools
Amalgamated Academy played hard at the 15-and-under regional east volleyball championships in Clarenville Nov. 19-20, but neither of its teams advanced into the medal rounds.
The Bay Roberts school fielded teams in both the male and female categories for the tournament, which featured 28 teams from 16 schools.
Amalgamated’s female squad advanced as far as the quarter-finals against Southwest Arm Academy from Little Heart’s Ease. It lost the first set 21-25 before bouncing back to take the second set 25-17, but was unable to pull out a win in the third, losing 12-15.
The male team lost its first playoff game to St. Michael’s High School from Bell Island in straight sets, 7-25 and 19-25.
In round-robin action, the female team compiled a 1-2 record. The team lost a tight battle in its first match against Clarenville Middle School, losing the first set 22-25, then came back to take a close second-set 26-24, but lost the final set by a score of 9-15. It followed the loss on Friday with a win against one of the Clarenville High School teams in three sets: 23-25, 26-24, and 15-10.
The Amalgamated female team subsequently lost to Tricentia Academy of Arnold’s Cove in a close three-setter on Saturday: 26-24, 1725, and 11-15.
In the round of 12, the school defeated Roncalli Central High School from Avondale in three sets (23-25, 25-10, and 15-9) before losing its quarter-final game.
Clarenville High School took the gold medal in female play, while Balbo Elementary from Shoal Harbour and Tricentia Academy won silver and bronze, respectively.
The male side for Amalgamated Academy lost its first match in straight sets to Tricentia ( 24-26, 20-25) before proving the victor in a three-set game against St. Peter’s Junior High from Mount Pearl: 1725, 27-25, and 15-13. On Saturday, the team lost to Holy Trinity High School from Torbay ( 11-25, 11-25) prior to bowing out of the tournament in its first playoff game.
Heritage Collegiate from Lethbridge took the gold, St. Michael’s won si lver, and Holy Trinity nabbed the bronze medal in the male competition.B.5