The 2014 Timberline Wolves Girls Volleyball Team: Attached photo: Front row: Ray-ann Caffery

Silver medal at AAA Championships for Timberline Girls

Team proud of their accomplishment, knowing they gave it their all

The Timberline Senior Girls Volleyball Team finished their great season with a Silver Medal at the AAA girls Championships in Parksville last week.

The Wolves went through the round robin with straight-set victories over Hugh McRoberts (Richmond), Clayton Heights (Surrey) and Caledonia (Terrace).

In the first round of the play-offs, Timberline faced Windsor of Vancouver, winning the best of five match in three straight, which put the Wolves in the quarter-final match against Dover Bay.

“My girls were on fire and Dover could not stop our attack,” said head coach Terry Philp. “Our season goal was to medal at the BC’s this year, so we knew we had to win just one more match to be guaranteed a medal,” after they beat Dover and advanced to the semi-final.

That match would be against Little Flower Academy of Vancouver, who Timberline beat in another straight-set victory and were on their way to the final versus South Delta.

“Our game plan was to come out with the same kind of aggressive and emotionally charged play that had gotten us to that point,” said Philp.

“We were so excited and emotional at achieving our goal,” Philp said. “We knew that we were in the final and had nothing to lose. All the pressure was on South Delta who was the number-one seed in the tournament.”

Timberline took the first set of the final, but according to Philp, “after that, South Delta raised their game to a whole new level and won the next three sets. My girls battled hard, but they were simply better than us.”

“We returned home with silver medals around our necks knowing we gave it our all. You can’t do more than that and I am thrilled with our result,” Philp said.