Stettler’s senior girl Wildcats returned from a ten-team volleyball tournament at the Concordia High School in Edmonton with silver medals over the weekend, with one of the local girls winning the “most valuable player” title of the whole event.
Sarah Steinbach, the head coach of the senior girls team, said the Wildcats placed third in the round-robin play and faced Archbishop Jordan School of Edmonton in the quarter finals.
The girls managed to overpower their opponents to advance to the semi finals, where they played against Calmar Hawks. Wlidcats also thrashed the Hawks and faced Strathcona Christian school at the final game. Both sets saw intense competition with both teams playing their hearts out.
Although they lost the first by only one point 27-26, Wildcats did not lose hope and went on to struggle to cling to the game in the second set, but despite putting on a determined game, they lost the second set 25 to 23.
Wildcats’ setter Kristy Wade was named the “most valuable player” of the tournament.
Wildcats continued their league games on Tuesday night playing Wetaskiwin but the game score was not available at the time of press.
Junior girls volleyball team also played in their first tournament of the year over the weekend,hosted by David Thompson High School in Condor.
They won one set against Cold Lake and lost one in their first game, they won both sets in their second game against Rocky Mountain House, and lost one set and won one against the hosts in their third game. In the elimination round, they won one set and lost two against Delburne.
Coach Hayley Leschert was pleased with the performance of the team.
“Overall, the girls played very well, and they should be proud of themselves. It was amazing to see their improvement in their skills as well as their confidence on the court,” she said.
Junior girls are playing against Innisfail in a road game on Wednesday.
As for the senior boys, they took part in a volleyball tournament held at the University of Alberta on the weekend.
Coach Bradley Lawlor said his team learned lots from the experience.
“Playing in a higher level tournaments is always a good learning experience, that allows us to improve our game.” he said.
The boys won against Lloydminster but lost Grande Prairie, St Paul, Percy Page School of Edmonton, Ross Shepherd and St. FX of Edmonton.
Senior boys also played with Wetaskiwin on Tuesday, but the score was unavailable at the time of print.