The Senior girls volleyball team won an important AA challenge match at St. Margaret’s, but not without some anxious moments. Improved serve-receive and commanding offence from Amy Bodine and Beta Willeboordse saw SMUS run away with the opening set 25-6. However, the hosts then came back to win two nailbiters, 25-20 and 29-27. Fortunately, behind strong serving by Jen Shan and excellent defence from Paris Lowe, the Blue Jags rebounded to win 25-9 and 15-4 in a convincing finish.
The win placed SMUS into a pool with Oak Bay, Mt. Douglas and Reynolds, with all teams beginning the race for the Vic Lindal Cup. Unfortunately, in an extremely close contest vs Oak Bay, the visitors prevailed in five sets, despite the best efforts of Sydney Witoski and Bodine. Some struggles with serve-receive in the 15-7 decider proved to be the difference.
Prior to the completion of league play, SMUS will attend the Western Canadian Independent School Volleyball Championships (WCISVC or “The Westerns”) at Calgary’s Rundle College from October 16-20. This event, established in 1972, brings together teams from across the western provinces. This year SMUS will compete against Rundle College, York House (BC), Crofton House (BC), Strathcona-Tweedsmuir (AB), Notre Dame (SK) and St. John’s-Ravenscourt (MB). The tournament gives athletes not only the opportunity to experience high level volleyball but also share a cultural exchange with players from other provinces.
WCISVC will webstream the games this year! Supporters can watch the action on their website.
For more high resolution, downloadable Senior Girls Volleyball pictures, go to the SMUS photo gallery.