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Pandas qualify for 2A volleyball provincials

Posted on November 22, 2018 by admin

By Garrett Simmons
Westwind Weekly News
The Magrath Pandas girls volleyball team is headed to provincials this weekend in Camrose.
Magrath earned a silver medal in the southern Alberta 2A zone tournament, and with that, punched a ticket to provincials.
Vauxhall ended up winning the zone title, with a 25-4, 25-18 win in the gold-medal game, but the Pandas earned a 3-1 record in round robin play, and defeated F.P. Walshe 20-25, 25-20, 15-6 in the semifinals.
Magrath beat St. Mary’s 27-25, 25-23, upended Willow Creek 25-13, 25-23 and downed Kainai 25-14, 25-8 in pool play. The team’s only loss was a 25-14, 13-25, 15-10 setback to F.P. Walshe.
The Pandas now head to Camrose and will play in a pool with the host Our Lady of Mount Pleasant Catholic School, along with Peace River, Christ the King, Rundle College and Calmar.
Magrath opens play today (Thursday) with a 12:45 p.m. match against Peace River, followed by a 3 p.m. match against Christ the King.
Friday’s matches include an 11:30 a.m. match against the host school and a 4 p.m. date with Calmar. Saturday’s slate starts with a 10:30 a.m. match against Calmar.
Playoffs begin Saturday at 3:30 p.m., with the championship set for 7:15 p.m.
The Magrath Zeniths will not be headed to provincials, as the team dropped its quarterfinal match on the weekend in Medicine Hat at the 3A zones. Magrath fell to Cardston 3-2, by scores of 25-20; 25-15; 25-27; 21-25; 13-15.
The Zeniths dropped a round robin game to zone champions Lethbridge Collegiate Institute, and defeated McCoy 25-9, 25-21.
Raymond’s girls team did not advance out of pool play in 2A zones, as the Comets lost to Vauxhall 25-23, 25-15, fell to Immanuel Christian Secondary School 25-23, 25-19 and split with Kate Andrews 20-25, 25-19. Raymond’s lone win came against Country Central, by scores of 25-17, 25-21.
Stirling’s senior girls team fell in the 1A bronze medal game, as Senator Gershaw earned a 25-15, 21-25, 15-13 win. Stirling dropped the semifinal to Picture Butte, by scores of 25-16, 25-10.

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