Fraser Valley volleyball players celebrate winning their gold-medal match against Vancouver-Squamish on Sunday morning at Dover Bay Secondary School at the B.C. Summer Games in Nanaimo.

Fraser Valley wins volleyball gold

NANAIMO – Island teams medalled on the volleyball courts, though it was Fraser Valley that won double gold.

Island teams medalled on the volleyball courts, though it was Fraser Valley that won double gold.

The Zone 3 girls’ and boys’ indoor v-ball teams won gold-medal matches moments apart Sunday morning at the Dover Bay Secondary School gym.

The valley girls won their final 25-11, 25-22 against Vancouver-Squamish. The second set was close and intense all the way through to make for an exciting finish.

“There were a lot of people watching and it’s a big game and you want the gold medal. That’s why there’s pressure…” said Morgan Hindy, Fraser Valley’s team captain. “A lot of teams crumble under that pressure but I think we held ourselves up really well and were able to play how we can.”

She said her team had positive, well-rounded players and good depth. They showed willingness to learn each others’ on-court tendencies and also bonded off the court, making the medal more special.

“It just goes to show how hard we’ve worked and how we’ve come together,” Hindy said. “A lot of us didn’t know each other at all and I think it’s just a really great accomplishment to be able to come together as a group of friends and succeed.”

Vancouver Island’s girls came through with a bronze-medal victory over Thompson-Okanagan earlier Sunday morning.

In boys’ action, Fraser Valley defeated Vancouver Island 25-12, 25-23 in the gold-medal match after a closely contested second set. Thompson-Okanagan took bronze.

sports@nanaimobulletin.com

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Students projected to be in new wing of École Hammond Bay in two years

Project to expand north-end French immersion school to add 13 classrooms

Crimson Coast Dance Society salutes African dance during Black History Month

Dancers from Mozambique, Rwanda and Cameroon to give demonstrations and lessons

Nanaimo Clippers, clad in Snuneymuxw jerseys, win in OT

BCHL team wins both its weekend games to stay in contention for first place on the Island

Nanaimo-bound ferry breaks down, but another available for service

Two sailings cancelled Sunday on Tsawwassen-Duke Point route

Air Canada will offer direct Nanaimo-to-Toronto flights again this year

Seasonal service will run from June until October

VIDEO: Kawhi Leonard wins first Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP award

Leonard scored 30 points and hit eight 3-pointers to lead Team LeBron to a 157-155 victory

Amtrak warns of delays as railways from Seattle to B.C. blocked by Wet’suwet’en supporters

Coastal GasLink said it’s signed benefits agreements with all 20 elected band councils along pipeline route

Federal emergency group to meet on pipeline protests as rail blockades continue

There’s mounting political pressure for Trudeau to put an end to the blockades

VIDEO: Minister reports ‘modest progress’ after blockade talks with First Nation

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs say Coastal GasLink does not have authority to go through their lands

B.C. man released from quarantined cruise ship in Japan

Because Spencer Fehrenbacher has American citzensip, he was evacuated by the U.S.

Henrique scores 2 as Ducks soar past Canucks 5-1

Vancouver tumbles out of top spot in Pacific Division

Trudeau cancels Caribbean trip amid pipeline protests across Canada

Protests against Coastal GasLink have disrupted rail service

B.C. VIEWS: Inaction on pipeline protests not a viable response

Columnist Frank Bucholtz on how the Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute got so bad

PHOTOS: Top 10 memories of the 2010 Olympics

Black Press Media’s Jenna Hauck, shares some of her most memorable images of 2010 Winter Games

Most Read