It took a few minutes to get the offence rolling, but once it did, the Fulton Maroons cruised to a 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-18) win over the Revelstoke Rams in senior AA girls volleyball league play Tuesday night at Fulton gym.
The Maroons, now 3-1 in the North zone, got stellar defensive play from middle blocker Shaina Banta, who had seven stuff blocks. Nazarena Wurz put away nine kills and Brittany Skrenek had seven kills and three aces.
The Maroons begin the 42-team Best of the West tournament today (11 a.m.) in Kelowna against the 4A Mt. Boucherie Bears.
In senior A girls league action, the Vernon Christian Royals improved to 5-1 in the North zone with a pair of Tuesday-night home wins.
The first match saw the Royals outlast the A.L. Fortune Falcons of Enderby 2-1 (28-26, 18-25, 15-6) in a back-and-forth affair. Setter Hannah Podolski spread the ball around to give the Royals a balanced attack,while hitters Jasmine Hofsink, Vanessa Major and Rebecca Vanderdeen provided some well-timed kills.
Sam Hofsink and Jamie Botterill rallied the team with good passes, serving and attacks.
“We started the third set with a few bloopers, but then went on a 13-2 run to finish the set,” said Royals’ head coach Jason Reedyk.
The Royals then swept the Salmon Arm Jewels, 26-24, 25-15, on strong play by Laura Hulstein, Clare Thiessen and Julianna Bonin.
The Royals are also entered in the Best of the West. They battle the Okanagan Mission Huskies in their Friday opener.