R.D. Parker Collegiate’s varsity girls’ volleyball team made it to the finals of their first tournament of the season, a pre-zone tournament in their home gym Sept. 21-22 that let the Trojans see how they stack up against their competition from Zone 11.
The Trojans started well in the final, taking the first set 25-14 from the Hapnot Collegiate Institute Kopper Kweens of Flin Flon, but couldn’t finish the job, dropping the second set 25-15 before going down 15-10 in the third and deciding set.
RDPC made it to the final by beating the Otter Nelson River School (ONR) team from Cross Lake 25-19, 25-17 in their semifinal, while the Kopper Kweens eliminated Margaret Barbour Collegiate Institute (MBCI) from The Pas in three sets in the other.
The Trojans had a perfect record in the round robin, beating MBCI 25-22, 25-12 and ONR 25-22, 25-8 while edging Hapnot 25-18, 27-26.
In the boys’ tournament, RDPC’s varsity squad had a tougher time and were eliminated 16-25, 25-22, 7-15 by MBCI in the semifinal round. MBCI then lost 25-15, 25-12 in the final against Hapnot, which had qualified by beating ONR 25-16, 25-17 in the other semifinal.
RDPC was winless in the round robin, losing 11-25, 12-25 to the Hapnot Kopper Kings, 16-25, 21-25 to ONR and 19-25, 15-25 to MBCI.