The Summerland Secondary School senior girls’ volleyball team placed third in a tournament in Kamloops over the weekend at St. Anne’s Academy.
They won their first game against Kamloops Christian School (25 – 8, 25 – 20). Sydney Clement was named the game star for her serving and spike attacks.
SSS won their second game against Clearwater (25-10, 25-16) with Amber Watson being selected the game star, based on her consistent setting and serving.
Eagle River from Sicamous was the third opponent for the girls and they came out on top once more (20-25, 25-12, 15-9). Alexa Brickenden was selected the game star, based on her overall consistent play and tough serves. During the playoff round, SSS defeated Barriere but lost a close match in the semi-final to the host St. Anne’s team (20-25, 25-14, 11-15) placing third overall. Connie Bambey was a standout with her play at the net, both blocking and hitting.
Coach Tom Brickenden was pleased with how the girls played for their first game play of the season.
Many of the girls showed vast improvement and excellent team cohesion. The senior girls’ next game is a league game in Keremeos on Wednesday.Team members this year include seven grade 12s – Sydney Clement, Connie Bambey, Miriam Bambey, Alexa Brickenden, Nicole Hodgson, Madison Wilms, and Amber Watson. The grade 11s include Laura Kohan, Roz Neves, Alana Goodman, Emma McDowall and Vicky Friesen. Also playing are Jessa Barber, Nicole Fofonoff, Beth Thomas, Devyn Blace and Faith McDonald.