Timberline volleyball girls edged out in a battle of two top-ranked squads

The Timberline senior girls volleyball team is currently ranked #1 in B.C. in the Triple-A division

The top-ranked triple-A Timberline senior girls volleyball team came back with the silver medal from  27-team Camosun Chragers tournament.

The Wolves made their way to the final without losing a single set.

First, up was Belmont. Timberline won the frist set 26-24 and closed out the match, 25-18.

Next was Seaquam. This team was ranked number one at the beginning of the season so the girls were excited to play them to find out if their new number-one ranking was accurate.

Timberline prevailed  25-17, 25-19, as  Sarah Chase led in kills and Brooklyn Reesor, despite a back injury, played a great match.

In the first playoff game, Hayley Zumkeller served 17 points in a row to beat Pacific Christian 25-8, 25-6.

In the quarter-final, Timberline won the first set 25-14, but were behind 17-10 in the second before rallying for a 25-23 victory.

In the semi-final, Timberline met sixth ranked Crofton House and beat them 25-15, 25-9.

Megan Turko was outstanding getting several kills from rightside. Blockers Kaitlyn Herbert and Farryn Elhorn did a great job sealing off the net against Crofton’s strong attack.

In the final the local girls played Lambrick Park, the top AA team in the province.

The irony was the two teams had practised together before the tournament and were hoping to face each other in the championship.

Lambrick has two powerhouse sisters who both played for Team BC this past summer. The match was an incredibly high-calibre affair, featuring long rallies and amazing attacks. It could not have been closer and Timberline lost the match 27-25, 25-27, 15-12.