SD&G champion Gaels take EOSSAA volleyball silver

Glengarry District High School’s senior boys volleyball team, fresh off its championship league play that was capped off with the SD&G title, captured silver at the November 14 EOSSAA tournament, in Renfrew.

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Gaels volleyball players. (Natasha Rickerd photo)

Seeded third at the regional competition, the Gaels beat Granite Ridge (Sharbot Lake) in straight sets, on scores of 25-12 and 25-10. The boys lost to top-ranked, and host school St. Joseph’s, 25-18 and 25-20, finishing second in their pool.

The Glengarry boys met Rideau (Elgin) in their semifinal, prevailing in three sets (21-25, 25-22, and 15-11), to advance to the championship match where the boys again collided with the host Jaguars.

Coach Katherine Adams tells me that the Renfrew team featured an experienced squad led by seven fifth-year players, with a deep bench. The Gaels “played very well and connected with great hits. I’m sure we scared them [the Jaguars] a little as we had a tiny lead for much of the second set.”

In the end, the boys from Glengarry fell in straight sets, 25-18 and 25-20, taking silver.

Adams adds, “Placing second out of 45 single-A schools in EOSSAA is a great accomplishment. The athleticism on this team is promising for other sports this year.”

To read about the Gaels’ SD&G championship, please see this post.

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