Delaney Lang of the Crocus Plainsmen passes the ball as Vincent Massey Vikings Avery Maginel and Jessi Coulter look on during varsity girls’ volleyball on Tuesday night. (COLIN CORNEAU/BRANDON SUN)
The Vincent Massey Vikings and Crocus Plainsmen opened the regular season with a barnburner on Tuesday night.
The Vikings — the seventh-ranked varsity girls’ team in the province — outlasted the unranked Plainsmen 3-2 (25-6, 25-20, 11-25, 23-25, 15-11) in a marathon five-set match on the opening night of the Brandon High School Volleyball League.
Amber Hunter led the host Vikings with 12 kills and three aces, while Jessi Coulter added seven kills and two aces for Massey.
Emma Donnelly replied with 14 kills and two aces, while Morgan Donald notched six kills and three blocks for the Plainsmen.
Meanwhile, in last night’s varsity boys’ season opener, the Vikings earned a 3-1 victory (25-20, 25-6, 24-26, 25-23) over the Plainsmen in a match played at Vincent Massey.
Sam Isfeld had seven kills and racked up seven service aces to lead the Vikings, while Seth Friesen added nine kills and once ace.
Jordan Lajeunesse replied with seven kills for the Plainsmen, while Kyle Johnston chipped in with six kills on the night.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition September 25, 2013