YORKTON - It was a weekend of girls’ volleyball action at Yorkton Regional High School, as the Lady Raiders hosted a tournament.
The Lady Raiders would come close to capturing their own tourney, finally bowing out in a loss to eventual champion Kipling.
“The girls played extremely well all day Saturday,” said their coach Lee Poncelet.
“They finished second in our pool and crossed over to play our Junior team. We beat them two straight and then faced the eventual tournament champions Kipling and obviously lost.”
Poncelet said he was “proud of how the girls played.
“We set a goal to develop and learn lots in the first half of the season and wow have we ever accomplished our goal.”
Looking ahead the coach sees even better things for the team.
“For the second half of the season we set the bar a little higher and will attempt to fine tune some things,” he said.
“Our ultimate goal is to qualify for provincials at the qualifier in Moose Jaw on Nov 12.”
Sacred Heart was also in the tourney finishing fourth in their pool and then losing out in their quarter final match.
Ahead for the Lady Raiders is a tourney at Sacred Heart starting Oct. 14, with events in Melville and Balgonie ahead.