Port aux Basque girls claim bronze at provin­cials

Saints bring home medals for sec­ond week­end in a row

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - EDITORIAL -

It was an­other week­end of suc­cess on the court for Saints girls vol­ley­ball team Feb. 24 and 25.

The Port aux Basques team earned an­other medal at pro­vin­cial com­pe­ti­tion, this time in the Girls Un­der-18 tour­na­ment in Grand Falls-Wind­sor. The tour­na­ment fea­tured 27 teams from across the prov­ince.

Thanks to two wins in the round robin — de­feat­ing a club team from cen­tral and a Grade 9 team from cen­tral — the Saints earned a spot in Tier 1 com­pe­ti­tion.

On day two of the tour­na­ment, Feb. 25, the Saints faced Mo­bile High and de­feated them in two straight sets: 25-12 and 25-15.

Port aux Basques then faced a team from Leth­bridge, Bon­av­ista Bay. The Saints won the first set 25-16 but the Huskies came back to take the sec­ond and third sets.

This placed the Saints sec­ond, and on to a quar­ter-fi­nal march against their arch ri­vals, Pasadena.

It was the third time the teams have met this year. This time the Saints came away with the win, beat­ing Pasadena 25-16 in the first set, and mak­ing a come­back from a 24-20 point gap to take the sec­ond set, and the match, with a nail­bit­ing 26-24 vic­tory.

In the semi-fi­nals the Saints put up a good fight but lost to Cloud River, 25-23 and 25-17.

The Saints were still in medal con­tention, how­ever. And in the bronze medal game against Prince of Wales Col­le­giate from St. John’s, Port aux Basques earned the prize in two sets, with scores of 25-16 and 25-17.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Mem­bers of the Saints vol­ley­ball team are, front row (left to right): Kelsey Lawrence, Rachel Wal­ters, Me­gan Clarke, Chloe Mun­den and Jen­nifer Or­gan; and back row: coach Bill Carter, Me­gan Scott, Court­ney Porter, Toni Bob­bett, Macken­zie Chant and Me­gan Sa­vory.

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