Fal­cons win two cham­pi­onships

Se­nior and ju­nior girls’ vol­ley­ball teams from Fel­lowes both win county ti­tles

The Daily Observer - - SPORTS - STEPHEN UHLER SUh­ler@post­media.com

Fel­lowes High School fin­ished off the ju­nior and se­nior girls’ vol­ley­ball sea­sons spec­tac­u­larly, with county cham­pi­onship wins for both teams.

The ju­nior girls’ vol­ley­ball team fin­ished off their county cham­pi­onships in im­pres­sive style. In the semi­fi­nal match the team came up against their crosstown ri­val Bishop Smith Catholic High School. The Fal­cons took the first set 25-9, and some stel­lar serv­ing in the sec­ond put the Fal­cons out to an early lead and they cruised to vic­tory 255. They then dis­patched Bishop 25-14 to book their place in the fi­nal where they met a de­ter­mined and tal­ented team from Jeanne-La­joie.

The first set was a tight one, with mul­ti­ple un­forced er­rors al­low­ing the Che­va­liers to keep it close but the Fal­cons per­se­vered and came out on top 26-24. Bet­ter play on the part of the home squad saw them win the sec­ond 25-14. Jeanne-La­joie fought back in the third set, tak­ing it 25-23 but was un­able to com­plete the come­back as Fel­lowes fin­ished strong, tak­ing the fourth and de­cid­ing set 25-17 for back-to­back county cham­pi­onships

Con­grat­u­la­tions are due to ev­ery team mem­ber on an in­cred­i­ble sea­son that saw their hard work and per­se­ver­ance lead them to post­ing a record of 39-2 in league and play­off play.

The se­nior girls’ vol­ley­ball team put on an equally im­pres­sive dis­play with a hard-fought vic­tory in the semi­fi­nal over a solid group from Val­our. De­ter­mi­na­tion was the or­der of the day in this back and forth match that saw the Fal­cons vic­to­ri­ous in the fifth and de­cid­ing set 15-11. In the county cham­pi­onship fi­nal the Fal­cons jumped out to an early two-set to none lead with wins of 25-15 and a nail­biter of 28-26.

That lead evap­o­rated quickly, how­ever, as the Mus­tangs stormed back to tie the match at two sets apiece. In the fifth and fi­nal set, Fel­lowes jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, win­ning their third county cham­pi­onship in four years 15-5.

STEPHEN UHLER/Daily Ob­server

The Fel­lowes High School se­nior girls vol­ley­ball team de­feated Macken­zie Com­mu­nity School in five sets to be­come the 2018 Ren­frew County cham­pi­ons. Stand­ing in the back row, start­ing from left, are coach Rob St. Louis, Larissa Coulas, Kali Gilchrist, Clare Mus­clow, Ka­cie Lafre­niere, Jor­dan Bene­dict, and Macken­zie Tong. Kneel­ing in the front row are, start­ing from left, Alena Sloan, Addy Medeiros, Brooke Siegel and Brit­ney Plath.

STEPHEN UHLER/Daily Ob­server

The Fel­lowes High School ju­nior girls vol­ley­ball team beat Jeanne-La­joie three sets to one to take the 2018 Ren­frew County cham­pi­onships. Stand­ing in the back row are, start­ing from left, coach Dan Sloan, Macken­zie Schilling, Carly Cor­ri­gan, Kylie Maika, Sarah El Fi­tori, Macken­zie Bryan­ton, Emma Peever, Cas­sidy McEvoy, Pay­ton Gilchrist and as­sis­tant coach Ger­ald Wheeler. Kneel­ing in front are, from left, Ju­lia St. Amour, Syd­ney Larocque, Emma Biggs, Nina Harle and Bre­ann Kos­naskie.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.