Crocus Plains’ Emma Donnelly (left) and Mackenzie Pearson try to block Vincent Massey’s Kelli Fraser Tuesday. (COLIN CORNEAU/BRANDON SUN)
Crocus Plains’ Stephanie Hunter and Vincent Massey’s Madi Dyck battle for the ball Tuesday night. (COLIN CORNEAU/BRANDON SUN)
For the first time in 13 years, a team other than the Crocus Plainsmen will win the varsity girls’ city volleyball title.
The Vincent Massey Vikings ousted the 12-time defending Westman High School Volleyball League champions in straight sets (25-23, 25-21, 25-15) in Tuesday’s semifinal at Crocus Plains.
Tristan Neudorf had 15 kills and an ace for the Vikings, while Carmen Hutsal added eight kills and two aces. Jill Giesbrecht and Kelsey Pettinger chipped in with seven kills apiece for Massey, which is ranked seventh provincially, while Crocus is unranked.
Stephanie Hunter had seven kills, two blocks and an ace for the Plainsmen, while Emma Donnelly had six kills, two blocks and an ace. Abbi Robinson of Crocus had 21 digs.
The Vikings will visit the second-ranked Neelin Spartans in the first match of the best-of-three final on Thursday at 6 p.m.
» Brandon Sun
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition October 31, 2012