Interlake volleyball teams fall short

Two Warren Collegiate Wildcats attempt to block a shot from an Arborg Collegiate Athletic at the Warren Wildcats Junior Varsity Girls Volleyball Tournament at Warren Collegiate Institute in Warren, Man. on Sept. 21, 2019. (Adam Peleshaty/The Stonewall Argus and Teulon Times/Postmedia Network)

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Four Interlake high schools took part in the Warren Wildcats JV Girls Volleyball Tournament at Warren Collegiate Institute on Sept. 20 and 21, but in the end, none of them took home the championship.

The St. Paul’s Collegiate Barons from Elie rallied from an early deficit to defeat the Stonewall Collegiate Rams in the final 23-25, 25-15, 15-9 to win the tournament. The Rams won every set in pool play before defeating the Lac du Bonnet Chargers 25-12, 25-17 in the quarterfinals and the Green Valley Pirates from Grunthal 25-10, 25-17.

The host Wildcats won third place with a resolute 25-5, 25-11 victory in the third place game. Warren, like Stonewall, was perfect in pool play and won their quarterfinal against the Arborg Collegiate Athletics 25-18, 25-19. However, the Wildcats were defeated by the Barons 25-20, 25-18 in the semifinals.

The Athletics lost every match in pool play, but took the Barons to three sets before losing 23-25, 25-9, 15-12. After their quarterfinal loss to Warren, Arborg won its consolation final 25-23, 21-25, 15-10 against the MacGregor Mustangs.

The Teulon Collegiate Saints defeated the Athletics in pool play 18-25, 25-23, 15-13, but lost its quarterfinal to the Pirates 25-10, 25-17. The Saints won its consolation final  by taking the third set 16-14.

Wildcats in Brandon, Seven Oaks

Both the varsity and junior varsity boys’ Wildcats volleyball squads competed in tournaments held at Brandon University on Sept. 20 and 21.

Warren’s varsity boys volleyball squad went 1-2-2 in pool play for fourth place in their six-team group, but lost their A-side first round playoff game 25-13, 25-7 against the Fort Richmond Centurions. In the B-side, the Wildcats defeated the Goose Lake Raiders from Roblin 25-16, 22-25, 15-11 and the William Morton Warriors from Gladstone 25-23, 28-26 before losing the B-side final to the Treherne Tigers 18-25, 25-10, 15-7.

The Wildcats’ junior varsity boys went 1-3-1 for fifth place in its group and lost to the Virden Bears 25-17, 25-17 in its B-side semifinal. In the 11th place game, Warren won 25-19, 25-23 against the Raiders.

Meanwhile at the Seven Oaks Varsity Girls Invitational at Maples Collegiate in Winnipeg, Warren won two of three matches in pool play but lost in the first round to the Oak Park Raiders. The Wildcats later defeated the Daniel McIntyre Maroons and the Springs Christian Eagles to win the consolation bracket for fifth place. Game scores were unavailable at press time.

Gimli Lakers

The Gimli Lakers’ varsity boys volleyball team took part in the Seven Oaks Varsity Boys Volleyball Invitational, also at Maples Collegiate. The Lakers were last in their three-team group and lost to the Glenlawn Lions in the quarterfinals. Warren later lost to Les Roys from Collège Gabrielle-Roy in the consolation semifinals. The score was unavailable at press time.

Gimli’s varsity girls’ team lost every match at the Morris Mavericks Varsity Girls Volleyball Tournament in Morris from Sept. 20 to 21, including a 25-20, 25-22 loss to the Shevchenko Sabres from Vita in the ninth place game.

The Lakers’ junior varsity boys went to a tournament in Elm Creek, but the scores were unavailable at press time.

Teulon Saints

The Saints’ junior varsity boys went 1-2 in pool play in MacGregor, but lost its consolation playoff game to the hosts Mustangs 25-16, 25-15.

Lord Selkirk Royals

The Lord Selkirk Royals’ junior varsity girls’ team went 3-1 in pool play at Mennonite Brethren Collegiate. Playoff scores were unavailable at press time.