Last week, the senior girls volleyball team from St. Marys DCVI traveled to Welland as they challenged for and captured the gold medal in the province-wide OFSAA tournament. This is on top of the girls going undefeated through the regular season and their capturing of the gold medal in the WOSSAA tournament. In the front row, from left, Becky Knarr, Jensen Dundas, Emma Bryans, Robyn Lewis. In the back row, Ruthann Waldick, Danielle Bilodeau (assistant from host school), Leire Echavarran, Ashley Rock, Ashlyn Maxwell, Maia Moore, Aimee King, Nathalie Bettger, Abbey Thorup, Abi Versteegh, Stephen Chateauvert.
By Spencer Seymour
Last week, the senior girls volleyball team travelled to Welland as they were playing in the province-wide OFSAA championship. Having won WOSSAA gold just a few weeks back, the girls did not disappoint in the Rose City.
Under coaches Ruthann Waldick and Steve Chateauvert, the girls, who have dominated the volleyball scene all year, were not to be deterred from their mission. They steamrolled through their competition, going undefeated on day one against E.S.P. Louis-Riel, Valley Heights Secondary, Timiskaming District Secondary, and Jean Vanier C.H.S.. The next day, the Salukis kept their success rolling, picking up a hard-fought victory over Hamilton District Christian High School. Finally, on the third and final day, the Salukis defeated Jean Vanier in the morning, results that helped propel the girls to the gold medal match.
With everything riding on that match, the Salukis showed just how strong this team was and proved that they very well could be the best high school volleyball team in the province this season. In the gold medal game against Franco-Cite, the girls defeated Cite 25-20, 25-18, and 28-26. This earned the girls the gold medal, the first OFSAA championship DCVI has earned for senior girls volleyball since 1995. A big congratulations goes to all the girls and coaches on their phenomenal and decorated season.