CEC girls cap­ture ju­nior var­sity pro­vin­cial crown

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e Cobe­quid Cougars ju­nior var­sity girls vol­ley­ball team won the Nova Sco­tia School Ath­letic Fed­er­a­tion ti­tle last week­end.

The Cougars de­feated the Lock­view Dragons in straight sets (25-15, 25-10) in the nal.

Cobe­quid went un­de­feated and posted round- robin wins over Lock­view ( 25- 16, 25- 23), Digby ( 25- 6, 25- 13) and Riverview (25-11, 25-9) to nish rst in its pool.

In the semi nal, the Cougars downed the Citadel Phoenix (2516, 15-12) to ad­vance to ad­vance to the cham­pi­onship match. Citadel cap­tured bronze with a 25-19, 25-15 win over Parkview.

It was the sec­ond straight pro­vin­cial ti­tle for the Cougars, who won in 2017 in Digby.

e team is coached by Car­rie Peck and Hi­lary Cormier, while Ally Fan­ning, a for­mer CEC set­ter, is an as­sis­tant coach with the team and also serves as trainer.

Syd­ney David­son led the JV Cougars’ at­tack with 29 kills fol­lowed by Molly Mar­quis with 17 and Mar­lee Mcquil­lan and Paige Crosby with 15 each. Ab­bie Archibald was the top server with 19 aces and 47 suc­cess­ful serves. Mcquil­lan had 16 aces and 39 suc­cess­ful serves, while Ab­bie Langille had 13 aces and 36 suc­cess­ful serves.

Mar­quis led the team in servere­ceive with 14 per­fect passes, while Sarah Gar­rett had 12 per­fect passes. Gar­rett was also the top de­fender with 17 spike digs fol­lowed by Mar­quis with 10 spike digs and three tip digs. Mc- Quil­lan led the team in block­ing with 23 blocks.

Re­turn­ing from an an­kle in­jury and play­ing for the rst time in the past six weeks, Alex Mar­shall had 11 blocks. Archibald had an out­stand­ing per­for­mance as the CEC set­ter, run­ning a var­ied and bal­anced at­tack.

is week­end the Var­sity Cougars travel to Bridge­wa­ter for the NSSAF Di­vi­sion 1 cham­pi­onship, hosted by the Parkview Pan­thers. CEC will en­ter the tour­na­ment as the top seed, hav­ing won seven of the eight tour­na­ments they en­tered this sea­son and los- ing only one match all year.

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The CEC Cougars ju­nior var­sity girls vol­ley­ball team won the NSSAF crown last week­end in Truro. The Cougars ran the ta­ble on their way to win­ning a sec­ond straight pro­vin­cial crown. Mem­bers of the team are, front row, from left, Paige Crosby, Ha­ley Adams, Mar­lee Mcquil­lan, Sarah Gar­rett, Alex Mar­shall, Ge­or­gia Bai­ley and Sam Van Wart; sec­ond row, coach Car­rie Peck, Macken­zie Math­e­son, Ab­bie Langille, Ab­bie Archibald, Erin Reeves, Molly Mar­quis, Is­abella Young, Syd­ney David­son, Jenna Cald­well and coach Hi­lary Cormier.

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