Junior Varsity Boys Volleyball Team Compete in Red Deer
The Junior Varsity Boys Volleyball team had a great tournament in Red Deer. Playing some big schools that could hit strongly really emphasized our defensive strengths and weaknesses! On the flip side, our offensive setting and hitting also improved significantly as the tournament went on. Our first game was the hardest as we played Harry Ainley (the biggest high school in Edmonton) where we were soundly defeated. The team regrouped and played three other round robin games which saw us finish second in our pool. We learned that we are NOT a morning team but luckily our cross over was in the afternoon. Playing great ball, the Spartans lost the first game by 3 points, went on to win the second game by 6 and then the exciting game to 15. Not a great start (we switched sides down 2-8, we rallied back to tie the game at 12-12. Fantastic passing, hitting and defense had us playing hard every point. Although we didn’t win, 14-16, the gentlemen played extremely well all weekend, gelled as a team and continue to improve. The team demonstrated excellent leadership, skill and character all weekend long. Go Spartans!