Junior girls volleyball team comes up short

They came out smokin' and ready to play, but so did their opponents

In junior girls volleyball action, the host Whalers left it all on the court but came up short in their bid for a berth in the BCs.

Ballenas went into the eight-team Island finals as hosts and seeded fourth out of the North. The Whaler girls went 2-1 to finish second in their pool.

The other side of the draw saw a number of upsets which meant Ballenas faced their rivals the Cedar Spartans in the first match of the playoffs winning the best of three 25-20, 22-25,15-4 to advance to the semi-finals.

“They came out smokin’,” BSS coach Daryl Britz said of his squad, pointing out the locals served aggressively and had a couple big kills from Shae Peachey in the middle, big blocks by Brittany Britz and clutch serves by Kaila Parhar to nail down the win.

Against the No. 1 from the South, Lambrick Park Lions, with the winner earning an automatic berth, the Whalers lost 25-23, 25-23.

“They competed the whole way, it was back and forth. Our defence was fantastic, it was just one of those matches where they basically just got a few extra breaks both sets.”

Back at it an hour later in the bronze medal game against Claremont, the locals lost 25-23, 25-22.

The Whalers finished the season 46-12 overall.

Seven of the girls move up to the senior team next year, which, for Ballenas girls volleyball Britz points out, is all part of the process.

“It’s a strong program, and although (the Jr. Girls) are disappointed now, there are big things ahead, for sure.”


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