by Cam Brown,
The 2013 edition of the Coronation Sr. Angels volleyball team has had a very productive September.
We started the year in a 36 team tournament in Vegreville. We have traditionally not done very well at this tournament. This year was different, as we were undefeated going into the quarter – finals against Notre Dame. We ended up losing in three sets to a good team, and the girls have clearly learned from this match as it was the last match we have lost in two more tournaments and two league nights.
We then went onto Rosemary where the girls outclassed a number of their opponents, only going to three sets once, taking the gold in a two straight victory over a solid Rosemary squad. This without our senior setter Brooke Lindmark, so Hailey Almusa had to step up and fill very big shoes. She did just that.
We have had two league matches in that time and have defeated Castor and Altario both two straight sets. We travelled this past weekend to Duchess for another 10 -team tournament, missing our captain and leader Cassidy Gardiner to the flu. The girls played very well all day Saturday gathering quite a crowd when they played. It took us three sets to defeat a strong team from Milk River in the semis, and then another three to defeat another good squad in Bassano. The girls showed great composure and continued to battle. After overwhelming Bassano in the first set 25 – 11, the girls gave up the second set 25 – 22, but stormed back to wipe up in the third 15 – 7. All of the girls are playing really well, and working together to improve as a team. I am looking forward to a rewarding season.