PROFIT’S CORNER – The Colonel Gray Colonels won all six of their matches in straight sets on Friday and Saturday en route to capturing the girls’ championship of the 35th annual Westisle Wolverine Volleyball Classic.
The Colonels, currently third in the P.E.I. School Athletic Association Senior AAA Girls Volleyball League, capped off their tournament showing with a 25-18, 25-17 victory over Bluefield in the championship match Saturday afternoon. The eight-team girls’ tournament was played at M.E. Callaghan Intermediate School, and 10 boys’ teams competed at Westisle Composite High School.
The Colonels’ Emma MacKenzie, who plays middle and right side, and Bluefield’s Ashlyn Carpenter were named players of the match for the final.
Westisle athletic director Brett Corcoran was impressed with the calibre of play. “There were a lot of very competitive games,” commented Corcoran, who viewed the tournament as a very good experience for the Westisle Two entry that plays in the PEISAA Senior A Girls Volleyball League. It gave them an opportunity to play against AAA-level teams, and they performed well, he noted.
In the quarter-finals, Colonel Gray won 25-20, 25-14 over Westisle Two; Bluefield defeated Sackville 25-11 25-14; Montague was victorious 25-27, 25-21, 15-6 over Kinkora, and Three Oaks got by Westisle One 19-25, 25-14, 15-9.
That set up the semifinals – Colonel Gray defeated Three Oaks 25-16, 25-11, and Bluefield topped Montague 25-11, 25-23.
Corcoran expressed appreciation to tournament sponsors Holland College, Markan West, Mill River Resort, Greco and A&W and to the Westisle Leadership Class students, who assisted with all aspects of the tournament.
Wolverine Volleyball Classic girls’ all-stars:
Morgan White, Colonel Gray.
Marie Fogarty, Colonel Gray.
Mary Lowther, Bluefield.
Sophia Vickerson, Bluefield.
Jordan Power, Three Oaks.
Morgan Jardine, Montague.
Wolverine Volleyball Classic girls’ round robin:
Colonel Gray 3 0
Montague 2 1 Westisle 1 2
Colonel Gray defeated Montague 25-9, 25-9.
Colonel Gray defeated Sackville 25-2, 25-15.
Colonel Gray defeated Westisle Team One 25-21, 25-13.
Montague defeated Sackville 25-20, 25-11.
Montague defeated Westisle One 25-22, 21-25, 15-13.
Westisle defeated Sackville 25-13, 25-19.
Bluefield 3 0
Three Oaks 2 1
Kinkora 1 2
Bluefield defeated Kinkora 25-10, 25-20.
Bluefield defeated Three Oaks 25-12, 25-20.
Bluefield defeated Westisle Two 25-14, 25-14.
Three Oaks defeated Kinkora 26-24, 25-21.
Three Oaks defeated Westisle Two 25-6, 24-26, 15-6.
Kinkora defeated Westisle Two 25-11, 25-14.