The U18 Strikers pose with their gold medals after winning the club volleyball provincials in Richmond over the weekend. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Strikers U18 girls win provincial volleyball championship

The Comox Valley Strikers U18 girls are provincial champions.

The Comox Valley Strikers U18 girls are provincial champions.

The Strikers won the 2019 Volleyball BC Division 3 championship Monday, April 22, at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

The girls defeated Victoria’s Iron Maidens A in straight sets (25-21, 25-21) and Vancouver’s Sonic Esco 2-1 (25-21, 21-25, 15-6) in pool play, then beat Burnaby’s Focus Inferno in straight sets in a crossover match to set up a quarter-final rematch with the Iron Maidens.

The Victoria squad took the first set 25-20 before the Strikers stormed back, winning the second set 25-16 and dominating the tiebreaker, 15-3.

The first four matches were all played Sunday.

The Strikers met the Powell River Aces in a semifinal, Monday morning, and advanced to the championship match with a straight-sets victory (25-17, 25-23).

The Strikers faced Focus Inferno in the championship match, and disposed of them in straight sets once again (25-21, 25-22) to claim the championship.

The Strikers include Lea Waeber, Rianna Pluym, Makayla Thexton, Gracie Walls, Ellie Bonar, Georgia Veale, Malissa Tran, Soren Caine and Mia Landry. Darren Mifsud is the coach.


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