Laker Volleyball - Cassidy Klein looked to smash this one home during the Laker home tournament.

Laker girls v-ball continue to impress

The H.J. Cody Senior Lakers Volleyball team had a strong showing at their home tournament.

The H.J. Cody Senior Lakers Volleyball team had a strong showing at their home tournament.

October 28-29 the girls played against some of the top 3A talent in the province. The girls would make it to the semi-finals, where they would lose a heart breaker to LCI out of Lethbridge in the third set 15-13.

Coach Jason Chatwood feels his team showed a lot of poise throughout the tournament.

“It was a very competitive tournament,” he said. “I think we showed we were right there with those teams. I think they were disappointed that they didn’t make the final in their tournament but all-in-all they realized how well they played throughout the weekend.”

He explained he decided to place the girls in a tough pool for them to gain the experience from playing against high level talent going into zone playoffs.

“They played some top teams, played well and should be very proud of themselves,” he said. “Tournaments like that will definitely help prepare us. The end of our schedule leading up to zones is extremely competitive so I hope that prepares them for the finals.”

Laker player Cassidy Klein is pleased with her team’s success in the season so far.

“It’s been pretty good we have won all our league games so far and are pretty close to first in every tournament,” she said. “Getting to zones is a goal that all of us want to achieve. We have to push hard and push back against teams even when we are struggling.”

She added she hopes her team can make it to provincials for the second year in a row.

The Laker girls now look to the Hunting Hills Tournament this weekend in Red Deer. Chatwood wanted to thank everyone who helped including the parents who put in a tonne of work.

“It made this tournament run really smoothly,” he explained on the parent’s involvement.

reporter@sylvanlakenews.com

 

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