Cougars win Horton Invitational
CEC Team Orange captured another high school boys volleyball tournament last weekend.
The Cougars top team won the annual Horton Invitational, defeating Par-en-bas in the final for the second weekend in a row in straight sets 25-14, 25-13. The previous week, Team Orange won the Cougar Classic tournament.
Cougar Orange went undefeated in round-robin play with wins over West Kings ( 25- 17, 25- 11), Lockview ( 25- 9, 257), SJA (25-5, 25-4), and AvonView (25-2,25-5). In the playoffs, CEC defeated host Horton in a quarterfinal ( 25- 10, 25- 13) and Dartmouth in a semifinal (2515, 25-11).
Leading the way was Noah Boudreau (80 per cent passing, seven ace serves), Thomas Vickers (73 per cent passing), Isaac Macnaughton ( 20 perfect passes), Austin Atkinson (60 per cent offensive serving), and Adam Mceachren (25 unassisted ser- vice points and 43 per cent kill efficiency in the final). Setters Austin Atkinson and Aiden Fitzpatrick shared in a 0.359 team hitting average in the championship final.
CEC Team Blue got its first match wins of the season, defeating host Horton (25-17, 25-12) and AWEC (25-15, 23-25, 15-4) before losing to Dartmouth (1625, 11-25) and Par-en-bas (15-25, 18-25).
After finishing third in their pool, as a result of a three-way tie with a 2-2 record, CEC Blue lost a highly competitive quarterfinal match to West Kings (17-25, 2325).
Contributing for the Cougar Blue squad was Jacob Macgregor ( 67 per cent passing, seven unassisted service points), Nikolas Sante ( six perfect passes, 52 per cent offensive serving), and setter Nick White ( second in team serving, 24 assists).
The Cougars return to the court this weekend for the annual Dalhousie University High School tournament.
Team Orange from CEC won a high school boys volleyball tournament last weekend at Horton. Members of the winning team are, front row, from left, Isaac Macnaughton, Aiden Fitzpatrick, Austin Atkinson and Noah Boudreau; second row, coach G. Foerster, Thomas Vickers, Adam Mceachren, Sean Gallie, Dean Sangster and coach H. Maceachern.