Volleyball Lakers win consolation round

The Penticton Secondary School Lakers seniors boys volleyball team consolation round.

The Penticton Secondary School Lakers seniors boys volleyball team faced tough competiton at a tournament last weekend finishing 25th out of 48 teams.

On Friday, the Lakers lost their first game in a tight battle to Dutchess Park from Prince George who ended up first in their pool. Lakers coach Scott Harkness said they made too many service errors against a good team. The team bounced back against Pleasant Valley from Armstrong and beat them two games straight.

In order to finish second and move on to the champion playoff division, the Lakers had to beat Earl Marriott, a team ranked fifth in the province. The Lakers won the first game and were out to a 15-10 lead in the second, but Harkness said a few unforced errors changed the game around. Earl Marriott won the second and third game 15-12. The Lakers were sent to the consolation side.

“Throughout the course of the day they made less mental and physical errors and were able to beat Prince George, Vernon Christian, Holy Trinity (Edmonton) and finally Fulton (Vernon) in the consolation final. Even though Friday didn’t go as well as they hoped, I was happy that they were able to play hard on Saturday and come away with some wins,” said Harkness.