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Vernon Christian Royals advance to Valleys

The Vernon Christian Royals are through to the Okanagan Valley Senior A Girls Volleyball Championships starting Friday in Enderby.

The Royals clinched a berth by finishing second in the three-team North Zone finals at A.L. Fortune Secondary in Enderby.

The Royals bowed 20-25, 25-23, 15-6 to the top-ranked Fortune Falcons in their opening match.Strong serving from the Falcons put the final set out of reach.

The Royals rallied enthusiasm to ground the Eagle River Eagles of Sicamous, taking the first set 25-23 on some great serving, and a timely dig, by Sam Hofsink.

The Eagles took the second set 25-22, but Vernon got some timely blocks from Brooke Douma, slick passing from Olivia Bieniada and Vanessa Major and consistent setting from Jamie Botterill to secure the win.

“The girls played extremely hard and worked very well as a team,” said Royals’ head coach Jason Reedyk.

The Eagles swept the Falcons to finish in a three-way tie for first, but tiebreaker rules put the Vernon Christian in second place, with the Eagle River securing first. The Falcons play challenge matches Tuesday to try to advance to the championships.

 

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