Whalers volley to success

Parksville girls’ team will host provincials November 27-29

The Ballenas Whalers senior girls volleyball team won their first tournament of the year

The Ballenas Whalers senior girls volleyball team has been steadily improving since the start of its season and have earned its first tournament win on the year.

The girls capped off an undefeated Saturday down at the Brentwood Invitational where they captured first place after beating the hosts in a tight match, 24-26, 26-24, and 15-12.

Emily Robertson had 14 kills in the game, Chloe Pezel with seven kills and four blocks, Alyssa Brown had 12 digs on defense in the final to help the Whalers on their way to the victory.

It’s a steady improvement for the senior girls squad, who will be hosting the B.C. AAA Girls Volleyball Championships at the end of November (27-29).

The team finished seventh in its first tournament, fifth in their second, third in their third and now has a first place finish to show for their hard work in their fourth tournament of the season.

“I think the girls were all pleased with how we did,” coach John Philip said.

“Our Friday wasn’t the greatest, which saw us finish third in the pool but we had a great Saturday, going undefeated and taking first place over Brentwood.”

Next action for the Whalers senior girls comes this weekend at Dover Bay in Nanaimo (October 23-24), and then they host Bishop Grandon from Calgary at home, October 30 at 3:30 p.m.

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