South Surrey volleyball teams snag spots on podium

Senior teams from Elgin Park and Earl Marriott finished with medals at their respective tournaments last weekend.

A trio of South Surrey volleyball teams found themselves on the podium last weekend.

In Kelowna, at the 44-team Best of the West tournament, the Elgin Park Orcas senior girls – No. 7 in B.C. quad-A rankings – won silver in the Tier 1 Gold division, while the Earl Marriott senior boys won bronze on the 40-team boys side of the same tourney.

Also last weekend, the Marriott senior girls found themselves with silver medals at a tournament at North Vancouver’s Handsworth Secondary.

In Kelowna, Elgin Park began the round-robin portion of the tournament strong, highlighted by a two-set victory over South Kamloops – ranked No. 2 in B.C. – and in the playoff rounds later in the weekend, defeated Kelowna Christian in quarter-finals and Pacific Academy in semifinals.

In the finals, Elgin Park lost a rematch with South Kamloops.

“I was very proud of the the girls this past weekend,” said Elgin Park coach Kathy MacDonald.

Elgin’s Mikayla Wagner and Emma Blacklock were named tournament all-stars.

On the boys side of the draw, Byron Keturakis was named to the all-star team for the third-place Marriott side.

At the Handsworth tourney, Earl Marriott lost what head coach Mark Cassell called “a heartbreaker” to the host Handsworth Royals (25-23, 22-25, 13-15) in the title game.

The Mariners had advanced to the gold-medal showdown after a win over Riverside Secondary (25-18, 25-23) in semifinals. In quarter-final action, EMS defeated Seaquam.

“It was a great weekend for the team, as we were able to play some very strong competition and only (lost) by a couple of points,” said Cassell.

Team MVP, according to Cassell, was Amy Vicic, while Emma Davey and Stephanie Dufour were named tournament all-stars.

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