The Stonepark Tigers defeated the Queen Charlotte Coyotes in an epic five-set battle of skill to capture the Prince Edward Island School Athletic Association intermediate AA girls’ volleyball gold medals.
The Tigers jumped out to an early 2-0 sets lead (25-12, 25-18) before the Coyotes stormed back to tie the match (20-25, 24-26). Stonepark won the fifth and deciding match 15-11.
Tournament all-stars Ella Hickey and Seven McHatten led the way for Queen Charlotte, while all-star Alexis Power and tournament MVP Jenna Cyr helped the Tigers to gold.
Summerside Intermediate defeated Kensington 3-1 (25-20, 21-25, 25-11, 25-15) to win the bronze-medal match. All-star Ellie Malayny led Summerside, while Rachel Phelan earned all-star honours for Kensington.
Tournament MVP Connor Ellsworth and all-star Emmett Gaudette led the ME Callaghan Cougars over the East Wiltshire Warriors 3-1 (25-21, 25-8, 25-27, 25-19) to capture the boys’ championship banner.
East Wiltshire put up a strong fight throughout and all-stars Neill Shaw and Thomas Yeo played big games for the Warriors.
The Queen Charlotte Coyotes defeated the Birchwood Cobras 3-0 (25-20,25-12, 25-23) to capture their second consecutive provincial bronze medal. Birchwood was making their first appearance in the provincials since 1991.
Tournament all-stars were Jeremy Norman for Queen Charlotte and Tyler Taylor for Birchwood.