Cats open net season on fire, sweep opposition en route to Crowe title
The Mount Sentinel Wildcats began to set the wheels in motion on what the players hope is a championship season after the squad captured the J. Lloyd Crowe High School Girl’s Volleyball tournament Saturday in the Silver City.
The Cats, pretty much the same team that represented the zone at the B.C. High School A Girls Championships last season, swept through the tournament not losing a game.
Mount Sentinel won the tournament by dumping Selkirk Storm of Kimberley 25-13, 25-13 in the final.
L.V. Rogers Bombers of Nelson edge Golden Eagles 25-21, 25-23, to clinch the bronze medal.
The tournament was the first test of the season for most teams.
Although the Cats got an early start to the campaign in Metaline Falls, Washington, going 2-1 against the host Rangers.
“We experimented with changes that we wanted to explore after last season,” said head coach Joe Moreira. “That helped us prepare for the weekend at Crowe.”
Moreira said the changes appear to be working as the club played much better in Trail.
The Cats, host of the B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball tournament November 28-December 1, entered the preseason ranked third overall.
Mount Sentinel gets a big test this weekend when the team travels to Kelowna Friday to compete at a tournament at Immaculata.
Immaculata is ranked second overall in the A girls poll behind Kelowna Christian.
The Cats return home the following weekend to host the Kootenay Classic at Mount Sentinel.