Se­nior Dynos bring home sil­ver

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Krystin McHugh The Drummheller Mail photo sub­mit­ted

Drumheller Val­ley Se­condary School’s own girl’s volleyball team, the se­nior Dynos won sil­ver in a Cal­gary tour­na­ment last week­end.

On Fri­day Septem­ber 23 the Dynos played Cal­gary’s Run­dle Academy win­ning 25-9 in the first set and 25-11 in the sec­ond. Later that evening they played Ecole De La Rose Sau­vage just barely lost the games 25-21 and 25-20.

Satur­day’s cross­over match against Matthew Hal­ton High from Pincher Creek ended in wins, 25-15 and 25-18, and se­cured the Dynos a spot in the semi­fi­nals. This was the Dynos first time in a semi­fi­nal match.

They won against Cross- field in the first two sets of the semi­fi­nals boost­ing them into the gold medal match.

In the fi­nal match the Dynos bat­tled it out again with Ecole De La Rose Sau­vage for the gold. They fought hard and lost 25-22 in the first set and 25-12 in the sec­ond set.

Dyno’s head coach Erica Crocker said, “This week­end showed strong serv­ing from ev­ery player. The girls were hun­gry for the ball with their ag­gres­sion at the net but the big­gest things last week- end was their ca­ma­raderie. I hope that this en­ergy can roll through the rest of the sea­son be­cause we have a lot of tal­ent this year.”

The team was lead by team cap­tains Nikki Thom­son and Makenna Lutz. “This lead­er­ship was in­cred­i­ble this last week­end. They were able to keep the team fo­cused and pos­i­tive.” Crocker said.

Lutz said, “The best thing about the week­end was bond­ing with these girls. Ev­ery­one has meshed so well to­gether. Ev­ery­one tried their hard­est at the tour­na­ment and had fun with it.”

Cap­tains Lutz and Thom­son have been on the same team for the last three years and this was their first medal they had ever won.

“It’s nice to have a team where ev­ery­one has the same fo­cus,” Lutz said.

The Dynos play their first home game Wed­nes­day Septem­ber 28 at 5 p.m. against Acme.

The Drumheller Dynos cel­e­brate their first medal at a Cal­gary tour­na­ment on Satur­day, Septem­ber 24, 2016.

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