18U Westman Storm’s Alison Quiring jumps to block a shot with teammate Alexis Jameson, left, during volleyball action at the BU Healthy Living Centre on Sunday. (BRUCE BUMSTEAD/BRANDON SUN)
The 18-and-under Storm girls’ volleyball team fell one match short of winning its home club tournament on Sunday at the Healthy Living Centre.
Kristine Ward had 12 kills and Emma Ciprick added nine as the Storm fell 2-0 (25-20, 25-23) to the 17U Shock in the tournament final. Cassandra Cardy chipped in with six kills for the Storm, who topped Brandon’s 18U Cats in the round of 16.
The 18U Cats finished 14th in the 24-team event after falling 2-1 (25-18, 16-25, 15-12) to the 17U Cats, who are also from Brandon, in the 13th place match. The 18U Cats knocked off the 17U Storm, Brandon’s other local squad, 2-0 (25-18, 25-16) in a match that determined who would play for 13th place.
Meanwhile, at the Cats’ 16-and-under girls’ tournament on Friday and Saturday at the Healthy Living Centre, the Cats Gold 16U team finished in a tie for third, while Cats Blue were sixth, Cats Gold 15U came in 12th and Cats White placed 16th. The Parkland Pirates placed 11th.
» Brandon Sun
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 17, 2014