Clare Thiessen (No. 3) and Vanessa Major of the Vernon Christian Royals challenge Emily Haber of Kelowna’s Immaculata Mustangs in B.C. Senior A Girls Volleyball Championship play Friday in Chemainus.

Clare Thiessen (No. 3) and Vanessa Major of the Vernon Christian Royals challenge Emily Haber of Kelowna’s Immaculata Mustangs in B.C. Senior A Girls Volleyball Championship play Friday in Chemainus.

Vernon Panthers secure seventh

Vernon Panthers finish seventh at the B.C. Senior AAA Girls Volleyball Championships in Delta.

The VSS Panthers stopped Little Flower Academy Angels of Vancouver 2-0 (25-21, 25-20) Saturday to place seventh in the B.C. Senior AAA Girls Volleyball Championships in Delta.

Searra Becker of the Panthers was chosen to the second all-star team.

Earlier, College Heights Cougars of Prince George iced the Panthers 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-22), while the Timberline Wolves of Campbell River grounded VSS 2-0 (25-12, 25-18).

The Nanaimo Islanders outlasted the Seaquam Seahawks of Delta, in five, for gold.

The Kal Lakers placed eighth at the senior AA girls provincials in Surrey, falling 2-0 (25-20, 25-21) to St. Patrick’s Celtics of North Vancouver Saturday.

The Lambrick Park Pride of Victoria toppled Langley Fundamental 3-1 in the final.

Earlier Saturday, the York House Tigers of Vancouver swept the Lakers 25-20, 25-22.

“Although we lost (to York House), Grade 11 Lauren Keryluke was great defensively against a hard-hitting team, and contributed with several kill shots to get us rolling,” said Kal coach Maria Hansen. “In the second game, Hannah Taylor went into the back row and was able to make some timely digs.”

Kal won its pool, getting big kill shots from Vicki Schley and Julia Kemper and awesome set distribution from Megan Squair and spectacular defensive plays from Sam Bienias. Jordan Korol came up with a lot of blocks and kills from the middle.

Alexa Tymkiw (Grade 10) went on a long service run to help VSS beat St. Thomas More Knights of Burnaby 3-1 in playoff action. Emily Thorlakson connected from the middle and Grade 10 Maya Bandy filled in through the back row and Skylar Elliot (Grade 10) was called in for Thorlakson after she had to come off with a bleeding nose.

Surrey Christian, who ended up fourth, iced the Lakers 3-1 in the playoffs.

The Vernon Christian Royals finished their senior A girls provincials Saturday in Duncan with a couple of close losses to place 16th.

The Duncan Christian Chargers grounded the Royals 2-1 (25-15, 20-25, 15-12) with Vernon receiving solid blocking by Vanessa Major and crafty setting by Hannah Podolski.

The Fernie Falcons ousted the Royals 2-0 (31-29, 25-13) with Sam Hofsink supplying six kills, Jamie Botterill earning three kills and Clare Thiessen serving two aces.

“It was a good experience and gives us something to build on in the future,” said Royals’ coach Jason Reedyk.

The Fulton Maroons lost 2-0 ((25-19, 25-19) to College Heights in Saturday consolation play at the B.C. Senior AA Championships at UBC Okanagan in Kelowna.

“We finished eighth and we were ranked 10th,” said Fulton coach Dan Currie. “The boys played well up until the OKM match (five-set loss in playoffs Friday night).”

Power Kristian Currie of the Maroons made the second all-star team. Langley Fundamental Titans iced Langley Christian Lightning 3-0 in the final.