The Fulton AAA Maroons won their pool Friday in the Tier 2 Division at the UBCO Heat Invitational.
Sharon Shaigec’s senior AAA girls volleyball crew advanced to the top-16 Saturday, facing No. 1 Elphinstone Cougars of Gibsons in the quarterfinals.
Fulton beat Selkirk Highlanders of Kimberley 2-0 (25-19, 25-20), defeated Princess Margaret Mustangs of Penticton 2-0 (25-9, 25-5) and iced Quesnel Spartans 2-0 (25-21, 25-20).
“The girls are serving very tough and our team is scrappy on defence,” said Shaigec. “Defensive specialist Jessica Houghton made some key digs to enable us to come back with a strong middle attack from Hana Ouchi. Jacquie Banks is connecting with crushing attacks set up by veteran setter Danielle Olson.
“Alana Young is on the right side hitting well placed attacks and adding to our offensive attack by stepping up as a setter, getting Olson into the attack pattern with crushing hits. And rookie call up Nazerena Wurz made two key blocks to close the game out at a critical point versus Selkirk.”