The Swift Current Comp. Colts senior boys volleyball team won gold at a 12-team tournament in Lumsden
The Swift Current Comp. Colts Senior Boys volleyball team opened their season in dominating fashion with a gold medal performance at a 12-team tournament in Lumsden over the weekend.
The Colts won all eight of their matches and dropped only two of their first 17 sets of the season.
The Colts capped the weekend with a win over the defending provincial champions, Regina Campbell. They lost the first set 14-25 but bounced back with 25-15 and 15-10 victories.
The Colts are comprised of five returnees and eight rookies this season, including four grade 12’s, six grade 11’s, two grade 10’s, and one grade nine.
They opened the tournament by placing first in the round robin with nine wins and one loss. They picked up round robin wins over Regina Winston Knoll (26-24, 25-23), Moose Jaw Peacock (25-13, 25-10), Oxbow (25-13, 25-15), Regina LeBoldus (25-20, 24-26), and Moose Jaw Vanier (25-15, 25-10).
The Colts slipped past Weyburn in the quarter-finals with 25-19 and 27-25 wins. They came up with another important victory in the semi-finals, edging the defending provincial silver medalists, Moose Jaw Central 29-27 and 25-23.
Fifth-year coach Dan Andrie felt that the positive early result should announce the Colts as a strong contender in the south this season.
"Our team play, positivity and communication were the key to our success, as well as strong serving and passing," he said.
The Colts will be in Saskatoon this weekend for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies tournament. Their home tournament is approaching on September 27-28 as well.