The Fulton Maroons fell to the top-ranked MEI Eagles of Clearbrook 25-15, 25-18, 25-11, in quarterfinal play at the B.C. High School AA Girls Volleyball Championships in Vanderhoof Friday night.
Danika Aeichele had five kills but MEI’s serving and attack were too good for Fulton.
Setter Brittany Cox played a good match.
“I was disappointed with the results and thought the scores should have been much closer,” said Fulton coach John Neilson, whose squad was playing for fifth place Saturday.
Fulton began the 16-team tournament Thursday against Brentwood from Victoria. The team had an inspiring 25-12, 25-20 win. Danya Truscott and Emily Dahl led the hitters with 11 and nine kills.
The second match was against Charles Hay from Prince Rupert and the team won 25-15, 26-24. Captain Ali Hobkirk had 12 kills and Sorcha Pasco added four. The third match was against the second seeded Pacific Academy from Vancouver. Fulton played well but lost 16-25, 15-25. Setter Abbey Hughes had three service aces, and the team had nine blocks.
That put the team in second place for a Friday playoff rematch against Valleyview from Kamloops, who they had previously defeated in the Okanagan Valley Championship. The teams shared a bus for the trip north.
Fulton played an excellent match and won 25-19, 25-12, 19-25, 25–23. Dahl had 19 kills, Truscott had 16, and Paige Noakes and Emma Binns each added eight kills. Jacinda Heng helped with great passing and defence.
The Seaton Sonics fell in four sets (25-21, 10-25, 23-25, 23-25) to the Timberline Wolves of Campbell River in quarterfinal play Friday night at the B.C. Senior AAA Girls Volleyball Championships at Crofton House in Vancouver.
The Sonics stopped the LV Rogers Bombers of Nelson 3-0 (25-13, 25-17, 25-18) in playoff action Friday after going 2-1 in pool play.
Seaton iced the Hugh McRoberts Strikers of Richmond 2-1 (25-15, 13-25, 15-4) and grounded the GW Graham Grizzlies of Chilliwack 2-0 (25-17, 25-18) while falling 2-1 (16-25, 25-19, 9-15) to the Mark Isfeld Spirit Bear of Courtenay.
At the Big Kahuna B.C. Senior AA Boys tournament at the Langley Events Centre, Seaton fell 3-0 (25-17, 17-25, 8-15) to the Sa-Hali Sabres of Kamloops and lost 2-0 ( 24-26, 17-25) to Mark Isfeld in consolation side playoffs.
Seaton brushed back Charles Tupper Tigers of Vancouver 2-1 and outlasted the Pacific Christian Pacers of Victoria 2-1 before losing 2-0 to the Gulf Islands Scorpions in pool action.
The Vernon Christian Royals were in consolation playoff action at the senior A girls provincials Friday in Fernie.
The Royals lost to Sparwood Spartans in earlier play Friday after falling 2-0 to the Fernie Falcons, Nanaimo Christian Trail Blazers and Credo Christian Kodiaks of Langley in preliminary matches.