Mustangs dig their way to fourth at UBC-O tournament

The Princess Margaret Mustangs senior girls volleyball team took fourth in Kelowna on the weekend

The Princess Margaret Mustangs senior girls volleyball team earned another top-five finish in tournament play.

The Mustangs competed in the UBC-O tournament last weekend, which featured 44 teams, and finished fourth. The Mustangs lost in the semifinal to the Kelowna Secondary School Owls. The Mustangs are ranked fifth provincially in 2A, while the Owls are second in the 4A league.

“Our passing was very strong and we played very aggressive at the net,” said Mustangs coach Shawn Lum. “Our team went out to finish, not just try to put it into the other teams court.

Lum added that with three players missing, other stepped up and performed exceptionally.

“One of these girls is Emma Klingspohn, who stepped up and set an amazing game against KSS (we won the first set but lost the next two) and Caitlyn Neary … as libero,” he said. “Caitlyn made some key digs in the tourney that stopped the other team from gaining momentum. Emma distributed the ball very well as a setter so the other team did not know where our attack was coming from. We have a lot of offence on our team and she made sure that we used it all.”

The Mustangs coach said their play taught them about their potential. Facing the province’s best team, they know they can hold their own.

At the end of September, the Mustangs traveled to Kamloops and finished third in the Thompson Rivers University 32-team tournament, which had 3A and 4A teams competing.


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