CHARLOTTETOWN – After 22 straight wins since the beginning of the season, the Westisle Wolverines boys volleyball squad lost in the gold medal match of the Colonel Gray Wall of Fame Cup.
The Wolverines went into the event as the defending champions and finished first in their pool, winning all three matches.
They downed Bluefield in straight sets, Three Oaks 2-1, and ended off the opening round with a straight sets win over Horton High from Wolfville, N.S.
“Although we won our pool, we really did not play all that well overall,” said Wolverines assistant coach, Adam Gallant.
Westisle defeated Montague in straight sets in the quarterfinals before facing off with Bluefield again in the semis.
The Wolverines played what they called their best match of the year, making very few errors and beating the Bobcats 25-14, 25-12 to advance to the final against long-time rivals, the Rural Raiders.
The Raiders would go on to beat the Wolverines 25-23, 28-26 to take the championship.
“Great hits, fantastic defense, and lots of energy were on display in the match,” said Wolverines assistant coach, Allan Clark. “It was fun to watch and I am sure even more fun to play in.”
Grade 12 setter, Kent Doucette, and power hitter Brandy Hiltz were selected to the tournament all-star team.
The two teams meet again Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Westisle for the first time in PEISAA league play this fall. The Wolverines are currently in first place with a 7-0 record while the Raiders are right behind them at 6-1.