Penticton Lakers Jaden Yamomoto (left) and Madison Rogers attempt to block this spike attempt at the the 2018 AAAA Girls Volleyball Provincial championships hosted by the Lakers. Mark Brett/Western News

Kelowna Owls upset Belmont to win B.C. girls volleyball championship

Kelowna Owls knock off number one Belmont to win girls BC volleyball championship

It was the Kelowna Owls who emerged as the 2018 AAAA Girls Volleyball Provincial champions, knocking off number-one ranked Belmont Secondary in the gold medal game Saturday at Pen High.

The Owls needed to win all three games in the final match and did so, winning 25-21, 25-22 and 25-23 over the strong Island squad.

In the bronze medal match, it was Lord Tweedsmuir coming out ahead in straight games, 25-16 and 25-17 over Moscrop Secondary School of Burnaby.

The host Penticton Lakers ran into trouble early in the round robin play, losing all four matches on the Pool B side, finishing 17th in the new 20-team format.

Related: Penticton Secondary School Lakers kick off provincial championship

Kelowna and Belmont each finished first in their respective pools, Belmont winning all eight of their games and the Owls only losing one of theirs.

In the playoff round, Belmont defeated Reynolds, Handsworth and Lord Tweedsmuir in the semi finals to advance to the gold medal game.

Kelowna got to the finals with wins over Terry Fox, Lord Byng and Moscrop in the semi-finals.

Related: Okanagan school 20-team AAAA BC girls volleyball championships


 

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