Amal­ga­mated teams come up short

Volleyball event at­tracted 28 teams from 16 schools

The Compass - - SPORTS -

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

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