Wins and losses doesn’t indicate how the George Elliot tournament went for the Maggie Mustangs senior boys volleyball team over the weekend.
“We played a really good match against Fulton of Vernon who are ranked No. 2 in the Okanagan valley, we are ranked No.4. We lost in five very close sets,” said Mustangs coach Rich Corrie. “We also played them later in the tournament and lost two really close sets again, 28-26 and 26-24. This is a team that we will need to compete with to advance to provincials so it was good to see that we have the ability to play with them.”
Corrie said his team played well defensively and had big improvements in team play. He praised Todd Corrie and Jivraj Grewal, who had some great digs in the back row. Reece Haberstock and Max Schmeltzer had some big blocks at the net. In their final match against a strong Abbotsford Christian team, the Mustangs lost 26-24 and 33-31.
“We are very close to breaking through in those close matches, we hope to be peaking next weekend at the Valley Championships,” said Corrie, whose team plays Oliver Wednesday in the South Zone Championships to see who hosts the Okanagan Valleys.