Mustangs sweep rival Lakers in junior boys volleyball with Valleys nearing

The Princess Margaret Mustangs have added another championship.

Princess Margaret junior boys volleyball team served well against the Pen High Lakers during the South Zone championship. The Mustangs swept the Lakers 2-0 by scores of 25-8 and 25-17 at Pen High. Below

Princess Margaret junior boys volleyball team served well against the Pen High Lakers during the South Zone championship. The Mustangs swept the Lakers 2-0 by scores of 25-8 and 25-17 at Pen High. Below

The Princess Margaret Mustangs have added another championship.

After taking the Central Okanagan League, the junior boys volleyball team are now South Zone champs. Undefeated at 20-0, the Mustangs swept the Lakers 25-8 and 25-17 Nov. 8 for the zone win in the South Okanagan Athletic Association.

Mustangs coach John Buckley is happy with how his team played.

“Everyone got in the first game and we set an aggressive tone,” said Buckley. “Pen High stepped up and we didn’t have the same intensity.”

The Mustangs enter the Valley championships held in Vernon Nov. 16 and 17 having not lost a match. Buckley said that his players have more confidence as they strive to earn a provincial berth.

“Kelowna Secondary School is our big rival,” said Buckley following the game. “They are the team to be ready for in Valleys.”

Lakers coach Bo Boxall said has seen large improvements in his team. “We struggle against teams not as talented,” said Boxall. “We’re playing better ball, but we’re not at the (Mustangs) level. We battled with them and held our own. That’s a good game.”

For Boxall and the Lakers, their goal is to finish top three in the Valleys as that will get them in provincials.

“We’re a very talented team and we can compete with anyone,” added Boxall.