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Aces Men move on; Women lose in heartbreaker

The senior men’s Eckville Aces have won their first two playoff games of the years and now face their rival Spruce View

Senior Men’s Aces

The senior men’s Eckville Aces have won their first two playoff games of the years and now face their rival Spruce View in a 1A zone seeding matchup on Tuesday.

Coach Cody Magneson is pleased with how the Aces have performed so far and is hoping for a provincial playoff berth.

“It can be hard to get up for the not as strong teams but we took care of business,” he said. “A win is a win doesn’t matter how it looks.”

He added that the Aces can’t underestimate any team going forward.

“We have to just get the intensity going in practice,” he said. “We have to have everything straight and ready to roll for the next game. The focus is to get better every game.”

Center Zack Waite is pleased with the effort so far, but wants to ensure the guys have a positive effort going forward.

“Yeah it felt pretty good,” he said. “Our passing was on point, our hitting wasn’t bad and our blocking was good.”

Coach Magneson is pleased with the progression of his team since the beginning of the season.

“The team has come a long way,” he said. “We struggled at the beginning of the year but we want to be the best team in the province. We have played two of the top teams in the province and we beat one and stood tall against the other. We have proved to ourselves we are ready to play at the provincial level.”

Senior Women’s Aces

The senior women’s Aces volleyball team fell just short of their zone final dreams.

The team won their first game, but unfortunately fell in three straight sets on November 7.

Despite the disappointing loss, Power Delaini Gillett was pleased with the win on November 2.

“It was amazing,” she said. “We had lost to them once, so to pull through was amazing. We thought the roof [of the Eckville Gym] would be an issue for them but they overcame them. It was great to have the town out to support us also.”

reporter@eckvilleecho.com

 

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