Bac­calieu fares well in bad­minton tour­na­ment

The Compass - - SPORTS - BY NI­CHOLAS MERCER nmercer@cb­n­com­pass.ca

A pair of ath­letes from Bac­calieu Col­le­giate in Old Per­li­can medaled at the re­cent provin­cial bad­minton cham­pi­onships held at Glovertown Academy May 9-11.

Male dou­bles part­ners Mor­gan Eddy and Andrew Parsons fell just short in their bid for a provin­cial ti­tle when they were de­feated by the home­town team of Dean and Macken­zie Parsons of Glovertown Academy.

It was a nar­row de­feat for the Bac­calieu duo, who would set­tle for sil­ver.

In the fe­male sin­gles’ di­vi­sion, Bac­calieu’s Kylie Squires was nar­rowly de­feated (21-10, 21-15) by Jes­sica Watkins of Glovertown Academy for the bronze medal.

There were three other Bac­calieu ath­letes in­volved in the tour­na­ment.

Omir Noo­nan and Anne Mont­gomery bowed out of the mixed dou­bles event in the first round, while Avery Ash did the same in the male sin­gles com­pe­ti­tion.

Bad­minton is a sport that re­wards team and in­di­vid­ual play. Bac­calieu Col­le­giate fin­ished the round robin por­tion of the event with a record of three wins and one loss.

The team opened up the tour­na­ment with a 5-0 loss to Glovertown. That was fol­lowed by a 5-0 de­feat of Wil­liam Gil­lette Academy of Char­lot­te­town.

St. Lawrence Academy was up next for Bac­calieu. The Preda­tors hand­ily de­feated their op­po­nents 50.

The fi­nal round robin en­counter for Bac­calieu was a nail biter, fac­ing Jake­man All-Grade of Trout River.

The school needed a vic­tory in the mixed dou­bles di­vi­sion to ad­vance, which is ex­actly what they got for the 3-2 vic­tory.

This record was good enough to push Bac­calieu into the semi­fi­nal round, where the team was de­feated 4-1 by J.C. Erhardt Me­mo­rial of Makkovik.

Photo by Kevin Hig­gins/Transcon­ti­nen­tal Me­dia

Bac­calieu Col­le­giate’s Kylie Squires hits the shut­tle dur­ing bad­minton ac­tion at Glovertown Academy May 9.

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