Junior girls Mustangs continue improvement

Princess Margaret Mustangs junior girls volleyball team places second among 40

Princess Margaret Mustangs junior girls volleyball team finished second in a 40-team tournament hosted by Kamloops’ Thompson Rivers University.

“The girls had a fantastic weekend,” said Mustangs coach Rich Corrie. “They really improved their team defence and offensive attacking.”

The Mustangs faced Mennonite Educational Institute from the Fraser Valley in the final. MEI won the match 25-15 and 25-20. Corrie said the Mustangs received strong setting throughout the weekend from Jaquelyn Ford, while Haley Lehr provided right side blocks and Brett Needham playing strong defence.

The Mustangs finished first in their pool after they defeated Ashcroft, Barriere, Williams Lake and Westsyde from Kamloops, all in two straight sets.  The Mustangs received strong serving from Harkamal Dahliwal and Kenzi Haberstock put teams on the defensive. Gillian Kennedy played great defence and Danielle Ruocco and Nikita Pickard chipped in from the right side. Sydney McKinlay had her best offensive games from the middle.

On Saturday, they faced a strong opponent in Langley Christian winning two sets to one. The Mustangs reduced their errors and Taylor Corrie led in kills.

The Mustangs earned their berth in the final when they swept Vernon’s Kalmalka Secondary School 25-17 and 25-14. Megan Admussen-Blair led the way with her best offensive match of the year, hitting the ball from both the front and back row.