Trafalgar culminates volleyball season with West Kootenay Title
In the end, it was Trafalgar versus Trafalgar for all the bragging rights.
Trafalgar A needed three sets to outlast their school rivals, Trafalgar B, to capture the West Kootenay Junior Girl’s Volleyball Championship Saturday at Mount Sentinel Gymnasium in South Slocan.
“This was a great group of girls and their overall play improves so much from the beginning of the year . . . they kind of peaked at the tournament,” said Trafalgar coach Staci Proctor.
The interest in the school for volleyball allowed Proctor to enter three teams into the tournament — two teams in Tier I and one in Tier II.
Trafalgar A went undefeated through the round robin draw in Tier I, defeating Mount Sentinel, Stanley Humphries of Castlegar, Grand Forks, Rossland and the other Trafalgar squad.
Trafalgar B finished a strong second to force the meeting of the two squads in the final.
The other Trafalgar side in Tier II finished fourth, losing in the consolation final.
“The final was really well played,” Proctor said. “It went to three games with both teams playing very well with three hits to every rally.”
Trafalgar not only won the top prize, but the squad finished second in the Team Cheer contest, third in the Team Poster contest and first in Serving Competition.