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.

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