The Southgate Grade 8 Girls’ Volleyball team captured first place at the eight team North Island Championships in Powell River last Friday.
The large squad of nineteen players proved that there is strength in numbers as they went undefeated in their pool. They beat Lake Trail 25-11, 25-17, Phoenix 25-18, 25-17 and host school Oceanview 25-18,and 25-21.
Advancing to an abbreviated playoff round, Southgate went up against the first place finishers in the other pool, a Grade 8/9 team from Powell River. The Gator squad came out on top in an exciting and boisterous match with the scores of 25-17, 28-30 and 15-4.
Coach Cathy McCartney is extremely proud of the individual and team accomplishments this season. Every player showed exceptional dedication, hard work, improved skills and great teamwork.