Volume 12 Week 5

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Tim Tierney

Senior Girls Volleyball
Lady Rebelles come up short in AAA volleyball final
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

Louis-Riel’s Rebecca Maxwell tips the ball over the net against the Glebe Gryphons in the NCSSAA senior girls volleyball championship on Monday. Fred Sherwin/Photo

For 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.

The 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 last year.

The 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.

The 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.

The 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.

The Rebelles led by as many as six points twice in the second set put they couldn’t close it out as the Gryphons managed to fight back after being down 20-14 to win 25-23.

The 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.

The fourth set was dominated by Magnan who delivered seven kills at the net, while Mia Workman pounded home the 22nd and 23rd points.

The 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 in Kenora.

(Posted 12:30 p.m., Feb. 13)


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