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Seawolves Wrap Up 2016-17 Volleyball Season

Author: Stephanie Guimond

Posted on Mar 3, 2017

Category: Volleyball

February 24-26, 2017 ACAA Volleyball Championships were hosted at Dalhousie Agricultural College in Truro, Nova Scotia and our Seawolves showed up ready to compete!

On Friday our Lady Seawolves were triumphant against their rivals, St. Thomas Tommies, to advance to the Semi Finals. The energy during this match was fiery and wild, the girls showed brute force and true grit on the court. They set out to win against the Tommies and sure enough they did,  not without a challenge but certainly with authority. Onto Saturday in the Semi Finals, the Seawolves fell short and were defeated by the Mount Saint Vincent Mystics, MSVU would move on to win first place against Holland College in the tournament. They will be going to Nationals in Victoria, BC hosted by Camosun College. Best of Luck to the Mystics!!!

Overall the girls are  happy with the season and the outcome at the Championships, although no medal was won they are geared up and already preparing for next season. Continuing their hard work and dedication with Coach Lauren Hale-Miller, the girls will come back with an even bigger appetite for a win! Lauren couldn't be more proud of the girls for their commitment to the team. Not only are the girls excited to get back on the court, but so is Lauren!

Our Men's team dove right into Semi Finals versus the Tommies, another wild ride during a rival match. The Seawolves were prepared for the Tommies and nothing would break their stride! Blocking, digging, hitting, setting, serving.....they were ready for the challenge. The crowd was roaring which only added to the energy of our Men's team. They were beyond elated to move onto Finals, even acknowledging their cheering fans after the game. Head coach Kyle Blanchard gave a wave up to the crowd in appreciation. A win is never a guarantee but they walked on and off the court proudly representing their school, their fans, their coaches and their team.

Advancing to the finals against the Holland College Hurricanes: Blair Doull, senior athlete,  huddled the boys into a circle before the match began. Looking on, it was clear, his team mates were absorbing every ounce of advice he was giving. As ready as the Seawolves were they did not clench the win, the Hurricanes will be headed to Fanshawe College in Ontario to compete at Nationals. Sometimes a loss is a hard pill to swallow but our Seawolves were humbled and grateful to receive their silver medals. Good Luck to the Hurricanes at Nationals.

Next season will bring new players, new attitudes and over all a new dynamic as each new season does. We are beyond proud of our Seawolves and excited to see what next year has in store.

Great Job Seawolves!!!