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École-sur-Mer Sharks post historic volleyball victories

The École-sur-Mer Sharks won the P.E.I. School Athletic Association Intermediate A Girls Volleyball League championship in Kinkora on Tuesday. The Sharks defeated the Souris Spartans 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-22) in the final. Members of the Sharks are, front row, from left: Lydia Enman, Olivia Larose, Lai xia Hein and Isabelle Richards. Back row: Steph Richard (coach), Janelle Gardiner, Taylor Caissie, Emma McInnis, Oxanna Campbell, Charlie DesRoches and Émilie-Sophie Benoit (coach).
The École-sur-Mer Sharks won the P.E.I. School Athletic Association Intermediate A Girls Volleyball League championship in Kinkora on Tuesday. The Sharks defeated the Souris Spartans 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-22) in the final. Members of the Sharks are, front row, from left: Lydia Enman, Olivia Larose, Lai xia Hein and Isabelle Richards. Back row: Steph Richard (coach), Janelle Gardiner, Taylor Caissie, Emma McInnis, Oxanna Campbell, Charlie DesRoches and Émilie-Sophie Benoit (coach). - Contributed

Summerside school wins first-ever PEISAA intermediate championships

KINKORA, P.E.I. —

It was a historic night for the École-sur-Mer Sharks on Tuesday.

The Summerside-based French-language school won its first-ever P.E.I. School Athletic Association intermediate volleyball championships by sweeping the A titles.
The École-sur-Mer girls defeated the Souris Spartans 3-0 at Kinkora Regional High School while the boys’ team won 3-0 over the Montague Storm in its gold-medal match at Montague Intermediate School.

Girls
Led by tournament most valuable player Lydia Enman, the Sharks took control of the final in the first set. With the Sharks clinging to a slim 11-9 lead, a six-point service rotation by Enman opened up a 17-9 lead. The Sharks would go on to win the opening set 25-19.
In the second set, a six-point rotation by all-star Emma McInnis sparked the Sharks to a 25-16 win.
The third set was close throughout and the Spartans led 22-21. But after the Sharks forced a side-out, Charlie DesRoches served the last three points to give École-sur-Mer a 25-22 win and the provincial title.
In the bronze-medal match, the Kinkora Blazers won its fourth provincial medal in the past five years after sweeping the Francois Buote Jaguars 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-18).
In the semifinals, École-sur-Mer swept Francois Buote 3-0 (25-10, 25-12, 25-16) while the Spartans got by the Blazers in five sets. Scores were 13-25, 25-17, 25-9, 23-25, 15-7).

The École-sur-Mer Sharks captured the P.E.I. School Athletic Association Intermediate A Boys Volleyball League title in Souris on Tuesday. The Sharks swept the Montague Storm 3-0 (25-15, 29-27, 25-11). Members of the École-sur-Mer team are, front row, from left: Carson Crawford and Zachary Arsenault. Back row: Landon MacKinnon, Noah Farrell, Ciaran Matthews, Owen Jones, David Caron, Hayden Cotton and Francois Caron (coach).
The École-sur-Mer Sharks captured the P.E.I. School Athletic Association Intermediate A Boys Volleyball League title in Souris on Tuesday. The Sharks swept the Montague Storm 3-0 (25-15, 29-27, 25-11). Members of the École-sur-Mer team are, front row, from left: Carson Crawford and Zachary Arsenault. Back row: Landon MacKinnon, Noah Farrell, Ciaran Matthews, Owen Jones, David Caron, Hayden Cotton and Francois Caron (coach).

Boys
It was evident from the first set of the boys’ gold-medal match that the hitting capabilities of the Sharks would be a lot for the Storm to handle.
After dropping the first set 25-15, Montague stormed back in a back-and-forth nail-biter of a second set. The Sharks’ serving was the edge they needed to win a 29-27 for a 2-0 lead.
École-sur-Mer pulled away in the third to capture the provincial championship banner with a 25-11 win.
The Athena Hawks claimed the bronze medal with a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Grace Christian in the third-place game. Scores 25-23, 24-26,17-25, 25-16, 15-8).
In the semifinals, Montague defeated Athena 3-0 (25-18, 25-21,25-23) and the undefeated Sharks swept Grace Christian 3-0 (25-9, 25-23, 25-20).École-sur-Mer’s Noah Farrell was named the most valuable player of the provincial championship tournament.


Awards

  • PEISAA intermediate A volleyball championships awards:
  • Girls
  • Most valuable player – Lydia Enman, École-sur-Mer.
  • All-stars – Jenny Chaisson, Souris; Kalista Theriault, Francois Buote; Taylor Caissie, École-sur-Mer; Emma McInnis, École-sur-Mer, and Sydney Muttart, Kinkora.
  • Boys
  • Most valuable player – Noah Farrell, École-Sur-Mer.
  • All-stars – Carson Wight, Montague; Thomas MacEachern, Montague; David Caron, École-Sur-Mer; Juan Balderas, Grace Christian, and Campbell Wadman, Athena.

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