Lady Rebelles come up short in AAA volleyball final
By Fred Sherwin
Rebecca Maxwell tips the ball over the net
against the Glebe Gryphons in the NCSSAA senior
girls volleyball championship on Monday. Fred
the past seven years the Louis-Riel Rebelles and the Glebe
Gryphons have dominated high school girls volleyball winning
a combined six AAA city champion-ships between them.
Rebelles won four titles between 2009 and 2012 and the
Gryphons succeeded them winning back-to-back championships
in 2013 and 2014, before John McCrae ended their streak
two winningest senior girls volleyball programs over the
past seven years met in the NCSSAA AAA championship
game on Monday with a trip to the OFSAA provincial championships
on the line.
favoured Gryphons easily won the first set 25-16 behind
the play of Gwynn Magnan and Ottawa Maverick clubmates
Mia Workman, Bianca Ruiz and Isabella Morgan-Legari.
Rebelles bounced back in the second set thanks to the
play of their leader Rebecca Maxwell, who also plays competitive
ball for the Mavericks along with her Louis-Riel teammates
Nikki Kourakis, Josée Girouard and Elly Cavan.
Rebelles led by as many as six points twice in the second
set put they couldnt close it out as the Gryphons
managed to fight back after being down 20-14 to win 25-23.
Rebelles only led twice in third second at 7-6, and again
at 25-24 on a spike by Sarah Cameron. A tip at the net
on set point, would give Louis-Riel the game, but it only
delayed the inevitable as a highly motivated Glebe side
won the fourth and deciding set 25-15 to win the match
and the champion-ship three sets to one.
fourth set was dominated by Magnan who delivered seven
kills at the net, while Mia Workman pounded home the 22nd
and 23rd points.
Gryphons will represent the National Capital Secondary
School Athletic Associa-tion (NCSSAA) at the OFSAA provincial
championships in North Bay next month, while Samuel-Genest
and De La Salle will play in the AA provincial championships
12:30 p.m., Feb. 13)
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