November Sports Review
A number of teams wrapped up very successful competitive seasons in November.
Our senior boys’ soccer team had a thrilling playoff run to end their season. After capturing the Mid-Island league title, the boys advanced to the North Island Championship and ultimately qualified for Islands where they placed 3rd and earned their second consecutive berth to the AA Provincial Championship in Burnaby. At provincials, the boys played excellent soccer winning their opening two games. A heartbreaking 1-0 loss to Archbishop Carney put them on the wrong side of the draw but they showed a great deal of character bouncing back to win their final two games to finish the tournament with a 4-1 record and place 5th in the Province. This was a terrific accomplishment for the team and our best-ever finish for our boys team.
In volleyball, our junior girls showed tremendous growth over the course of the season and captured gold at the Mid-Island Championship and represented very well at islands. While the girls fell short of a provincial berth, they hung tough with some very strong 4A schools and made the school proud.
The senior girls also made an impressive post-season run. They breezed through the North Island and Island Championships capturing double gold for the third year in a row! At provincials, the girls played well in pool play but suffered some challenging injuries along the way. Nonetheless, they rallied well and all the girls stepped up their game to help out wherever they could. The coaches and the school were extremely proud of their 12th place finish in the ultra-competitive AA volleyball provincials.
It was a young and inexperienced group of girls who started the season with our Senior Field Hockey team but it was remarkable to see how much they improved over the course of term. The team qualified yet again for the provincial championship but were certainly in tough against the top teams in the province. Nonetheless, they played excellent hockey throughout the tournament including a fantastic performance in their last match and walked away very proud of an 8th place finish in the province. It will be hard to say goodbye to four great seniors but with the majority of the team returning, the future looks bright for the program.
With December upon, us second term sport gets underway. Already our hockey and basketball teams are off to nice starts. The competitive hockey squad has started the year with an impressive 4-0 record and the senior boys basketball team went 4-0 to win the prestigious Heritage Woods Tournament. We look forward to watching our basketball and hockey teams in competitive action in the months ahead.