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UPDATE: Prince Rupert Rainmakers eliminated from provincial championship
Prince Rupert's senior boys volleyball squad started strong in the provincial championships in Kelowna, going 2-1 in Wednesday's pool-play day.
The Rainmakers started the day playing Vernon, but fell in straight sets 25-17 and 25-19.
However that would be the last set the team lost for the remainder of the day. Later that afternoon Charles Hays swept Prince Charles Secondary of Creston 25-13 and 25-22 before going on to defeat Cambie Secondary 25-16 and 25-18.
On Thursday morning the Rainmakers faced off against Duchess Park of Prince George in the opening round of the tournament. The team from Prince George proved to be too much for Prince Rupert, as Duchess Park took the game in three straight sets 25-13, 25-8 and 25-13.
On Thursday afternoon the Rainmakers took to the court against Clarence Fulton High School of Vernon in the first round of the consolation bracket. As with the game against Duchess Park, the southern team defeated Charles Hays in straight sets 25-11 and in a second set that came down to the wire and ended 25-23 for Vernon.
On Friday morning the Rainmakers faced off with Prince Charles Secondary in an elimination match. Prince Charles won the first set 25-12, while Charles Hays took the second set 25-12 to set-up a third and deciding set to 15. The Creston squad, though, proved to be too much for Prince Rupert as Prince Charles won it 10-15 to eliminate the Rainmakers from the tournament.