It has been a volleyball action packed few weeks at Theresetta Catholic School.
Both teams travelled to Red Deer on Sept. 20 – 21 for the annual RDC tournament.
The boys won the B side of the draw against some much older teams that had many Grade 9 players compared to our two Grade 9 players.
The two girls teams both did a great job in their matches.
The older girls were able to win.
In League play, both teams travelled to Coronation for their second league matches on Sept. 25.
The boys did a great job, winning four of the five sets.
The girls put on a great showing as well, winning the first two of three league play sets 25 – 7 and 25 – 11.
The girls played again on Oct. 2 against the Brownfield squad.
The girls worked hard and even had some help from a Grade 5 player when needed.
They finished the first two sets winning25 – 10 and 25 – 23, a close second set and good play from both teams.
They played four good exhibition sets to finish off the evening.
Both girls teams travelled to Killam on Sept. 27 – 28 for a tournament.
The older girls played on the A side and the younger girls on the B side.
The older girls were up against some strong teams, including Killam boys team in the semi-final and against the Viking girls in the final.
The semi was a really close game, both teams were on fire and there were some really great plays at the net.
Coach Finkbiner said it was awesome to see the girls working so hard and hitting so hard against a bigger boys team.
Against Viking, the girls also were able to make a lot of hard hits and came out winning 25 – 18 and 25 – 10.
On the B side of the same tournament the younger girls only won one set the whole weekend but it was such a great learning experience.
The boys volleyball team travelled to Forestburg on Sat. Sept. 28 for a tournament.
The team played well and their only loss all day was against the host team in round robin play.
They had to face Forestburg in the gold medal game, and instead of letting their earlier defeat hinder their performance, they showed off their fortitude and determination to take the win in two straight sets.
Their level of focus was admirable for such a young team, with an average age on the court for the final of only 12-years-old.
by K. Smawley