Cougars win Hor­ton In­vi­ta­tional

Truro Daily News - - Sports -

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.

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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.

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