Kootenay Volleyball Classic promises to be a fight to the finish
The Mount Sentinel Wildcats continue to build toward 2012 B.C. High School A-Girl’s Volleyball Championships after the South Slocan-based squad took the silver medal at the Immaculata tournament Saturday in Kelowna.
The only problem is the team that won the tournament was host Immaculata, a team that sits one spot ahead of the Cats in the most recent A-Girls provincial poll.
Immaculata also defeated the Cats in all three matches during the weekend, including a thrilling 25-23, 28-26, 15-9 best-of-five final.
“We have each other’s attention with both teams believing they are capable of beating the other,” said Mount Sentinel head coach Joe Moreira.
And what better time to rekindle that rivalry then, beginning Friday, at Mount Sentinel when both teams compete in the Kootenay Volleyball Classic 2012.
L.V. Rogers Bombers, Fernie Falcons, Elkford, J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks, Prince Charles Comets of Creston and the Selkirk Storm from Kimberley join the two single-A powers for two-days of exciting action.
“There’s enough strong teams to create excitement,” Moreira said. “In addition to Immaculata a number of other teams will provide good competition.”
The tournament tips off Friday at 1 p.m. with Selkirk meeting Prince Charles and LVR up against Fernie.
At 2 p.m., Crowe meets Immaculata and the Cats face Elkford.
After more preliminary round play, the teams settle into the playoff round Saturday.
The final is set for 2:15 p.m.
All action is at the Mount Sentinel gymnasium in South Slocan.
Mount Sentinel opened the season by capturing the title at the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks tournament in Trail.
The Cats host the B.C. Single-A Girls Championships November 28 to December 1.