Senior Dynos bring home silver
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.