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Playing Out on Home Court

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Keeping a tradition alive for the last 43 years, the SVRSS Tigers Boys’ Volleyball team took their turn to host the Doug Oberlin Tournament this past weekend (Oct. 5 and 6).
The boys went six and four in the round-robin putting them in third place and headed to the playoffs to face Oscar Lathlin (OLC) from Opaskwayak Cree Nation in The Pas.
“It is great to have some new teams at our tournament and the OLC team is scrappy,” said Head Coach Janelle Smith. “Nothing hits the floor and they are hard to defend as they come up with some great saves and they catch you off guard.”
The boys unfortunately came up short losing 25-7 and 25-13 .
“We just couldn’t hit the ball over,” said Smith. “Our passing was good but that net was in our way.”
While the tournament didn’t go the way the boys had hoped, they gained a lot of experience and knowledge that is important for a team with so many younger players.
“The boys had a good weekend and improved,” said Smith. “At this time in the season that is a good and positive thing.”
For the next couple weeks the Tigers are taking a break from game play as most of the team are involved in the soccer team that is headed to Provincials.
Their next battle on the court will come Oct. 29 as they head to Dauphin and again that same week to Brandon for the Neelin Spartan Dig Tournament.

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Jakki Lumax
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