CEC boys strike gold, again

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The CEC boys volleyball team won the an­nual Dal­housie Uni­ver­sity high school tournament, nar­rowly de­feat­ing Par-en-bas in the fi­nal 25-22, 25-23.

The Cougars went un­de­feated in the round-robin with straight-set wins over Ci­tadel Phoenix (25-14, 25-5) and Hor­ton Griffins (25-11, 25-16). CEC’S play­off run in­cluded a quar­ter­fi­nal win over Dart­mouth Spar­tans (25-16,25-14) and a semi­fi­nal win over Auburn Drive Ea­gles (25-11, 25-16).

It was the third straight tournament win to start the sea­son for the Cougars.

Lead­ing the way for Cobe­quid was Thomas Vick­ers (81 per cent pass­ing, 15 de­fen­sive digs, and 34 kills), libero Isaac Macnaughton (70 per cent pass­ing), David San­deson (57 per cent of­fen­sive serv­ing, 40 per cent kills), Ai­den Fitzpatrick (55 per cent of­fen­sive serv­ing), Adam Mceachren (nine unas­sisted ser­vice points, 11 kills, seven block points), Austin Atkin­son (10 digs) and Sean Gal­lie (68 per cent pass­ing, 20 digs, 6.5 block points).

Ad­di­tional con­tri­bu­tions came from Nick White (6.0 dig-to-er­ror ra­tio) and Noah Boudreau (54 per cent of­fen­sive serv­ing, five block points). Set­ters Austin Atkin­son, Ai­den Fitzpatrick and Nick White shared 81 as­sists.

Atkin­son was a tournament all- star and Vick­ers was the tournament MVP.

Next up for the Cougars, Team Orange and Team Blue will be in Char­lot­te­town for the an­nual Wall of Fame Cup tournament this week­end.

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The Cobe­quid Cougars edged Par-en-bas 25-22, 25-23 in the fi­nal of the Dal­housie In­vi­ta­tional high school boys volleyball tournament last week­end. Mem­bers of the team are, front row, from left, Ni­cholas White, Niko­lai Fo­er­ster, Dean Sang­ster, Isaac Macnaughton, David San­deson, Thomas Vick­ers, Austin Atkin­son and Ai­den Fitzpatrick; sec­ond row, coach H. Maceach­ern, Wil­liam Hen­der­son, Niko­las Sante, Adam Fox, Daniel Dahr, Sean Gal­lie, Adam Mceachren, Theron Forbes, Ben Mat­tie, Noah Boudreau, Spencer Bishop, Ja­cob Macgre­gor, coach G. Fo­er­ster and coach P. Tufts.

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