Vernon schools collect top-1o B.C. finishes

Vernon schools collect top-1o B.C. finishes

High School Girls Volleyball: Vernon Christian 6th, Seaton Sonics 7th, Vernon Panthers 13th

Vernon Christian School Royals finished sixth at the B.C. High School Senior Girls A Volleyball championships in Nanaimo.

The Royals, who finished second in their round-robin pool, won their round-of-16 playoff match 3-0 over the Fernie Falcons to advance to the quarterfinals, where they fell 3-0 to the host Nanaimo Christian Trail Blazers.

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Vernon Christian then defeated the Credo Christian Kodiaks of Langley 2-0 before dropping their final game of the tournament, 2-0, to the Sparwood Spartans in the battle for fifth place.

In the preliminary round, the Royals defeated the Elkford Celtics 2-1; beat the Campbell River Christian Cougars and Ecole Jules Verne Albatross of Vancouver 2-0, and lost 2-1 to the Southpointe Academy Titans of Tsawwassen.

Unity Christian Flames of Chilliwack won their second straight provincial title, beating Kelowna’s Aberdeen Hall Gryphons 3-0 in the championship.

Meanwhile, the Seaton Sonics were seventh and the Vernon Panthers 13th at the B.C. High School Senior Girls AAA Volleyball championships in Powell River.

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Both teams advanced to the round-of-16 championship draw out of the round-robin. Seaton defeated the Nanaimo District Secondary Islanders 25-19, 25-16, 16-25, 20-25, 15-11 to earn a quarterfinal matchup with the Elgin Park Orcas of Surrey.

The Orcas defeated Seaton 25-23, 25-23, 24-26, 25-20. The Sonics then faced Okanagan rivals South Kamloops Titans, who scored a 2-0 victory, dropping the Sonics to the seventh-place game, where Seaton beat the Mark Isfeld Ice of Courtenay 25-13, 12-25, 15-13.

The Panthers were swept by the Ice 25-10, 25-10, 25-20 in the round-of-16, relegating VSS to the consolation side, where the lost 27-25, 28-26 to the Caledonia Kermodes of Terrace.

VSS defeated the D.W. Poppy Redhawks of Langley 25-13, 25-19, before finishing off the tournament with a marathon 31-29, 25-21 victory over the host Brooks Thunderbirds.

Crofton House of Vancouver defeated the Carihi Tyees of Campbell River 3-2 in the gold-medal contest. Elgin Park won bronze.



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