Daria Kostiuk sets the ball to a teammate during one of the Lakers games over the course of the provincial championships this past weekend.

Daria Kostiuk sets the ball to a teammate during one of the Lakers games over the course of the provincial championships this past weekend.

Senior girls Lakers lose at provincial

The provincial volleyball tournament was held in Sylvan Lake Nov. 23-25

A weekend full of volleyball was held at H.J. Cody and Fox Run School as Sylvan Lake hosted the 3A Girls Provincial Championships.

The H.J. Cody Lakers participated in the provincial playoffs after placing first in Zones the weekend before.

The Lakers faced tough competition from across the province.

The team played in five games to decide who would move on to the playoff for the championship game.

Despite a strong start in the first game against the Bowness Trojans, where the Lakers won two sets to zero, the Lakers finished the round robin tournament in fifth place. The Lakers only won one game during the tournament.

The Lakers lost to St. Joesph from Grande Prairie; two sets to zero, Edmonton Christian; two sets to one, Strathmore; two sets to one, and to Eagle Butte two sets to zero.

St. Joseph finished the round robin portion in first place in Pool A.

In the end St. Joseph Catholic went all the way to the finals and won the gold medal and provincial championship title. St. Joesph played Cochrane High School, who finished first in Pool B of the round robin, in the final game.

Lethbridge Collegiate Institute finished in third place in the province.



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The senior girls volleyball team cheer after winning the second set of their first game of the provincial tournament. The Lakers went on to win the game two sets to one. Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

The senior girls volleyball team cheer after winning the second set of their first game of the provincial tournament. The Lakers went on to win the game two sets to one. Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Hana Lockyer (left) and Cassidy Klein block a spike during the Lakers first game of the provincial tournament.

Hana Lockyer (left) and Cassidy Klein block a spike during the Lakers first game of the provincial tournament.

Megan Steenbergen spikes the ball for another point against the Trojans.

Megan Steenbergen spikes the ball for another point against the Trojans.