Volleyball teams contend for titles

The senior girls and boys teams from Dover Bay Secondary School and Woodlands Secondary School competed at provincial championships.

Dover Bay Dolphins volleyball player Hayley Goodwin bumps the ball during a match against Prince of Wales on Thursday at AAA provincials in Parksville.

Nanaimo high school teams vied for volleyball glory on the weekend.

The senior girls and boys teams from Dover Bay Secondary School and Woodlands Secondary School competed at provincial championships.

The best result came from the Woodlands senior AA boys, who placed fourth at their tournament at the Langley Events Centre.

The Eagles made it to the bronze-medal match, where they were defeated 15-10 in a fifth set by Princess Margaret. Woodlands had lost 25-13, 25-18, 25-14 in the semifinals earlier to Mennonite Educational Institute, the eventual tournament champion.

Woodlands won its first two playoff matches, 25-20, 25-17, 25-19 over Richmond Christian and then 25-19, 25-21, 25-18 over Langley Christian.

Dover’s boys were ninth in the AAA championships, held concurrently at the Langley Events Centre.

Dover was bounced from the playoff round with a 9-25, 17-25, 25-13, 25-16, 15-12 loss to Gladstone, but ended with a win, 25-21, 25-23 over Johnston Heights.

Dover’s girls competed at AAA provincials in Parksville, where they placed sixth, an improvement on their No. 7 seeding. The Dolphins lost to Caledonia in straight sets in the fifth-place match.

The Eagles girls were 16th at AA provincials at Victoria’s Brentwood College.

sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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