Paige Noakes of the Fulton Maroons goes up for hit against Westsyde Whundas Friday in the Clarence Fulton Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

Maroons go 1-2 at home

The Fulton Maroons were looking to medal in their 28th annual Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament

The Fulton Maroons finished opening day of their 28th annual Invitational Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament with a 2-1 record and second place in their pool.

The Maroons, coached by John Neilson, defeated Westsyde Whundas of Kamloops 25-18, 25-15 and Princess Margaret Mustangs of Penticton 25-18, 25-11 and lost to VSS Panthers 25-16, 25-20 in pool play. The Panthers ruled the pool.

The final ofl the eight-team affair goes today at 2 p.m.

Over the three matches, the top Fulton hitters with kills were Emily Dahl (21), Danya Truscott (17) and Emma Binns (11). Allison Hobkirk led the Maroons with seven service aces, followed by Abby Hughes (4) and Paige Noakes (4). Hobkirk was the top blocker with eight.

Sorcha Pascoe added seven serve reception passes, while Danika Aeichele, Brittany Cox, and Emily Bodenmann all played well in their supporting roles.

The Maroons faced Sahali Sabres of Kamloops in the quarter finals Saturday morning.

Kal and Fulton are preparing for the North Zone Championships at Kal on Tuesday which includes Armstrong and Revelstoke.

Seaton Sonics finished second out of 48 teams at the TRU Wolfpack Tournament in Kamloops last weekend.

Coached by Aly Lypchuk and Janelle Robertson, the Sonics topped their pool with wins over Westsyde, DP Todd Trojans of Prince George and Pen Hi Lakers. Seaton then won a crossover against Kelly Road Roadrunners of Prince George in straight sets (25-9, 25-18), brushed back Mt. Boucherie Bears in straight sets (25-10, 25-22) in the quarters and swept the KSS Owls (25-19, 25-14) in the semis before falling 2-0 (25-21, 25-18) to South Kam Titans in the final.

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