The novice girls volleyball team from Char-Lan District High School recently won a championship, beating Glengarry DHS in the final.
Today in Pembroke at the EOSSAA ‘AA’ senior girls volleyball tournament, the SD&G champion CCVS Raiders struggled against their round-robin opponents, bowing out of the event with a pair of match losses.
Playing Kingston CVI in the opener, the Raiders fell in straight sets, on scores of 25-9 and 25-13.
The second match, versus Thousand Islands SS (Brockville), went three sets before the Pirates sealed CCVS’ fate. Scores were 25-20, 17-25, and 15-3.
At last week’s SD&G ‘AA’ girls volleyball playoff tournament, the Holy Trinity Falcons junior girls team captured their divisional championship.
The girls will represent the area at EOSSAA, which is scheduled for March 2 in Pembroke.
Heritage high school, in Cornwall, hosted the SDGAA playoffs for girls volleyball teams earlier this week, with the junior and senior teams from Glengarry District High School finishing as runners-up in their respective divisions.
The senior championship match saw the host Dragons sweep the Gaels, on scores of 25-12, and 25-7.
In quarter-final play to begin the day, Tagwi topped St. Lawrence (25-10, 25-19) and Char-Lan got past North Dundas (25-20, 25-19) .
The Crusaders bowed out to Heritage in their semifinal, on a straight-sets decision (25-6, 25-11), and the Glengarry ousted the Warriors (26-24, 25-11).
On the junior side of the ledger, North Dundas claimed the championship over the Gaels, winning in straight sets, 25-22 and 25-15. It was the only junior match of the day to end in a straight-sets decision.
Quarter-final action saw Glengarry beat Tagwi (25-22, 19-25, 15-13), while Char-Lan got past the Saints (25-8, 20-25, 15-5).
The Devils earned their spot in the title tilt with a semifinal win over the Crusaders (25-27, 27-25, 15-12). The Gaels prevailed in the other semi against Heritage (23-25, 25-18, 15-12).
EOSSAA at the senior ‘A’ level is scheduled for February 27 in Brockville, while the junior tournament has been moved to March 3, also in Brockville. Both events are slated to be hosted by St. Mary Catholic High School.
The SD&G champions automatically earn a berth.
Cornwall’s Heritage high school will host the ‘A’ girls volleyball playoffs for the SDGAA league, with play scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.
The February 19 tournament will begin on split courts, allowing two matches to run simultaneously.
The opening quarter-finals have Glengarry and Tagwi colliding in junior action, while the Warriors will take on St. Lawrence in senior play. The second set of quarters should begin around 10 a.m., when Char-Lan and the Saints play in junior action, and the Crusaders and North Dundas tangle on the senior side.
Junior semifinal play at approximately 11 a.m. will have the Devils take on the lowest-ranked quarter-final winner. The first senior semi will feature the host Dragons and the lowest seed winning earlier.
The second set of semifinals is booked for noon. On the junior side, Heritage will take on the highest seed winning earlier, while in senior play the Gaels will take on the highest-ranked quarter-final winner.
Championship matches are scheduled for full-court action, with the juniors taking the floor at 1 p.m., followed by the senior title tilt at 2 p.m.
Final regular-season standings
Senior ‘A’ division: Heritage 27 points (perfect record of 9 match wins in straight-sets), Glengarry 22, Char-Lan 15, Tagwi 17, North Dundas 9, St. Lawrence 4, Seaway 3.
Amongst ‘AA’ senior teams, St. Joseph’s earned 14 points, with CCVS at 17 pts and, Holy Trinity at 7.
Junior ‘A’ division: North Dundas 20 points, Glengarry 15, Heritage 17, St. Lawrence 12, Char-Lan 12, Tagwi 6.
St. Joseph’s also topped the junior ‘AA’ group with 14 points. Holy Trinity, with 12, was second, followed by CCVS with 1.
Playoffs for ‘AA’ teams were held separately, on February 18, with results not available as of this posting.
Heading into the two-week Christmas break, the GDHS senior girls volleyball team holds second place in the SDGAA league standings, while the junior squad is third.
In the senior table, Heritage leads with 18 points, having not dropped a set in six matches played to date. The Gaels have 10 points from four matches. Glengarry swept Char-Lan and St. Lawrence, but went the distance against Holy Trinity and St. Joseph’s.
The Crusaders currently rank third (8 points on four matches), followed by Tagwi (6 points on four matches), North Dundas (3 points on four matches), the Saints (3 points on seven matches), Seaway (2 points on five matches), and La Citadelle (2 points on four matches).
In the ‘AA’ senior group, the Panthers are first (10 points on six matches), followed by CCVS (8 points on four matches) and the Falcons (5 points on four matches).
The Devils and les Patriotes are tied for the lead in the junior ‘A’ group with 11 points on four matches. Glengarry is third with 9 points on four matches. The Dragons stand fourth (9 points on five matches), followed by St. Lawrence (6 points on six matches), Char-Lan (3 points on four matches), and Tagwi (0 points on one match).
The ‘AA’ junior leader is. Holy Trinity (6 points on three matches), with St. Joseph’s second (6 points on five matches) and the Raiders third (0 points on four matches).
Today in Cornwall, the last SDGAA high school girls volleyball matches of 2019 will be played, as St. Lawrence hosts a day-long tournament.
The matches had originally been scheduled to be played at Seaway DHS, but the location and order of play have since been revised.
Senior and junior girls teams from Glengarry, Holy Trinity, Seaway, Heritage, and St. Lawrence will be involved in play, with the action running from 9 a.m. through to approximately 3 p.m.
Following a hiatus for the holidays, the league schedule will resume on January 9, with a day of matches hosted by St. Joseph’s
The SDGAA high school girls volleyball season opened this week, with the Glengarry DHS Gaels senior and junior teams winning both of their respective matches at their home tournament.
The volleyball teams from St. Raphael’s Iona Academy have been engaged in tournament action. Here are so photos shared on the school’s Facebook page showcasing the fun.
Grade 7 and 8 student-athletes from Holy Trinity Catholic School competed in volleyball, at a tournament hosted by crosstown rival St. Joseph’s