Four of Fort St. John’s "ICE" club volleyball teams were in action over the weekend.
The following is compiled from submissions to energeticcity.ca sports.
18U Girls at Nationals in Ottawa:
The 18U girls day one play saw them lose to Durham Attack (evenly 18U National Champs) and BCO. They then defeated Griffons from Quebec which placed them 3rd in their pool.
Day two play had them lose to Sherbrook and defeated the NAVC Pandas from Edmonton, and Sackville, placing them 2nd in their pool.
The girls lost their Sunday morning match, bringing an end to their competition.
The girls ended up tied for 37th in division one, which is higher than last year as they were in division two (tied for 6-10 – total team playing would be 46th to 50th).
The girls traveled with 6 players from Fort St. John and they picked up a player from Prince George. Sunday morning’s play saw them with 6 players as one player game down with the stomach flu. Congratulations to the girls on representing Fort St. John with pride.
15U Boys at Alberta Provincials in Calgary:
The boys lost their three round robin games which put them up against a strong and tall GP Wolves team. The boys had met this team in our first tournament of the season in Red Deer and lost quite handily to them in two straight sets. Provincials proved to be different as the Fort St. John boys trumped their opponents in three sets. The GP Wolves were definitely caught by surprise. It was the best match of the season for our boys.
This win put the boys against Impact. They played another good match winning in three sets. The boys really showed depth and desire, as they were down 8-2, then tied them at 10 and won the third set 15-11.
The boys met the Spruce Grove Ravens in the match for the consolation final and lost in two straight sets.
After completing the Saturday evening at 9:30pm and had the first match Sunday morning at 8am the boys were very fatigued.
The 15U boys finished 12th out of 19 teams in AVA – marking a remarkable turnaround, since plaing last and second to last in the first two tourneys of the year.
The boys received many compliments from officials and other player’s parents on their improvement, level of play, defense and sportsmanship.
16 and under girls at Alberta provincials in Sherwood Park:
The girls went 3-0 in the round robin, and then 3-1 in the championship bracket.
The girls ended up tied for fifth in division two, only dropping one game, in the quarterfinals, to the eventually tourney winners from Calgary.
And finally, the U15 Girls team was in Calgary for Alberta Provincials, where they went undefeated, to come home as Provincial Champions.
They were gold medal winner in Division 3. Congratulations to the U15 girls.