Sooke girls volleyball squad places seventh at Island tourney

Sooke girls volleyball squad places seventh at Island tourney

Dawn Gibson

Sooke News Mirror

The EMCS senior girls volleyball team made Sooke history this weekend as they competed in the AA Island Girls Volleyball Championships in Nanaimo, something that had not been done in over 15 years.

The girls battled hard throughout the tournament, playing close games against Pacific Christian School, John Barsby and Ladysmith in round-robin, but did not come out with a win.

The girls placed seventh at the tournament after defeating Parkland 25-22 and 25-17 in their final game.

EMCS athletic director Ebony Logins said the tournament was fairly emotional for the team as many of the players are in their Grade 12 year.

“We were so proud just to make it to Islands, so it was a really good way to end the season for them,” said Logins. “They are kind of starting that legacy and giving younger teams something to look forward to, and showing them what’s possible.”

She hopes that the team making it to Islands will help inspire more students to want to play volleyball, and that next year the school will have all four teams: junior boys, senior boys, junior girls and senior girls.

“Things like this create a sense of community within the school,” said Logins.

“It’s great to create an environment where we can be proud of each other. Kids can connect to that whether they are on the team or not, and it can inspire them to want to join in.”