Colts set­tle for sil­ver af­ter three gold medal per­for­mances

The Southwest Booster - - SPORTS -

Two points was the dif­fer­ence be­tween the Swift Cur­rent Colts se­nior volleyball team and a fourth con­sec­u­tive gold medal per­for­mance in high school volleyball com­pe­ti­tion.

In the cham­pi­onship fi­nal the Colts dropped a 26-24, 19-25, 13-15 match to Brooks while earn­ing the tour­na­ment sil­ver medal. In the de­cid­ing game the Colts were down by a 2-8 mar­gin be­fore a spir­ited rally with great volleyball on both the of­fen­sive and de­fen­sive side of the court al­lowed them to earn a 12-10 ad­van­tage. Af­ter a time­out by Brooks the Colts missed a serve and quickly found them­selves down by a 13-14 mar­gin. Then, with one shanked pass, the Colts golden streak ended.

De­spite their streak end­ing, the Colts were happy with their tour­na­ment fin­ish. Start­ing set­ter Dallin Martin had a stom­ach flu and was un­able to play dur­ing a pair of round robin games, where the Colts stum­bled to a fourth place fin­ish in their pool.

Chad Schultz had an awe­some week­end in the mid­dle, and he is blos­som­ing into one of the Colts best play­ers on the floor. Cur­tis Dyck and Dallin keyed the of­fen­sive side of their at­tack.

In semi-fi­nal play the Colts avenged a round robin loss by de­feat­ing Dun­more Ea­gle Butte by a 25-20, 25-19 count. In Swift Cur­rent’s fi­nal round robin game Dun­more earned an up­set 21-25, 23-25 win.

Swift Cur­rent turned in their best per­for­mance to start the play­offs, knock­ing off host Medicine Hat High in thrilling fashion 27-25, 25-27, 15-12. The hosts were among the favourites to win their home tour­na­ment, but Dyck was the Colts go to at­tacker and pro­duced a se­ries of key points.

Dur­ing round robin ac­tion the Colts opened with a win over Medicine Hat Ju­nior Var­sity (25-11, 25-11) and a split with McGrath (25-14, 21-25), be­fore fall­ing to Medicine Hat’s Cres­cent Heights High School (17-25, 21-25) and Dun­more Ea­gle Butte.

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