It was a massive weekend of Volleyball at the Bonnyville and District Centennial Centre (C2 Centre). 12 teams on the girls side, and 12 teams on the boys side competed for three medals each. The team was centered on local teams from around the Lakeland. With one Bonnyville team keeping a gold medal on home soil.
Local girls have big showing
The Ecole Des Beaux Lacs Sr. Girls came in with a lot of confidence. They were coming off a gold medal game in Cold Lake a week before. Round robin seemed to be an easy test for what was to come. When a tough situation arose, the girls stepped up, and got it done. They played well enough to get a bye into the semi-final.
In the semis they faced Father Merecredi. Father Mercredi was coming off a big victory against Cold Lake High School. Ecole Des Beaux Lacs managed to beat out Father Mercredi for a chance to play in the gold medal. In the gold medal game, they faced another gold medal winning team in Notre Dame High School. The Wildcats put up a great battle, but it was Ecole Des Beaux Lacs coming away with the gold.
“It was a repeat of our round robin game. We took them [NDHS] in the first set. They took us in the second. The third set we had to come from behind. Notre Dame led 13-10, and we came back. It’s our third gold medal in three weekends.” Coach Troy Gratton says.
Elk Point boys rep the silver
F.G. Miller Sr. Boys team from Elk Point had a great tournament as well. It was battle to open the tournament, as they dropped their first. F.G. Miller won the rest of their round robin games, and found a bye to the semis. The boys won the semi-final match-up. They faced JR Robson in the Gold Medal, but came up short after dropping the first set in heartbreaking fashion. The Sr. Boys dropped the second set, and settled for a well earned silver.
“In the first set we were up 23-17 or something close. We ended up losing that set. And then the second set we ended up losing as well. Passing got a little sloppy. We were making errors that were characteristic of it being early in the year. JR played hard. Should be a good match up when it comes to Zones.” Coach Jon Randall explains.
All in all, it was an incredible weekend of volleyball at the C2 Centre!