The Vernon Christian Royals came out firing at the UBC Okanagan Senior Girls Volleyball Invitational, sealing second place in their pool after Friday’s action.
The Royals started with a two-set smothering (25-9, 25-21) of the Keremeos Sparks, opening up an explosive 13-0 lead on the back of strong serving by Clare Thiessen.
VCS took a step back against the strong-hitting Valleyview Vikings of Kamloops, falling 25-11, 25-14 in their second tilt. The girls then regrouped and brought a strong attack in their final match of the day against the Grand Forks Wolves, winning 23-25, 25-15, 15-12.
The Royals faced the Cedars Christian Eagles of Prince George in Saturday playoff action.