Both the senior girls and senior boys volleyball teams from Duncan Christian School finished 10th at their respective BC Christian Championship tournaments last weekend.
Playing in Surrey at Pacific Academy and Surrey Christian School, the DCS girls team got off to a strong start in pool play, beating Carver Christian and Vernon in straight sets and losing to Richmond Christian to finish second in their pool.
The Chargers lost their playoff opener to White Rock, but bounced back with wins over Regent and Vernon before bowing out with a loss to Credo.
“The teams were fairly evenly matched,” assistant coach Roz Campbell said of the match with Credo. “During the second set, the DCS Chargers boys team came in to cheer us on and the girls were immediately uplifted. Hannah Day played an excellent final game and Danielle Groenendijk hit aggressively from start to finish. We lost a very tight match, but it was a fantastic game of volleyball and the team finished the tournament on a very high note.”
The DCS boys team that came to cheer on the girls in their last game played their BC Christian tournament at Abbotsford Christian, where they lost their first two pool matches to Credo and Pacific before getting a win over Vernon.
In the playoffs, they lost a tough first-round battle with Carver to end up in the consolation round, where they beat Cedars in straight sets, then closed out with a loss to Richmond.
“We did fix a number of things that were not working the day before, but slipped on a few other things,” coach Jim Brandsma said of the game against Richmond. “At this level it comes down to a lot of little things that need to happen and can only be practiced in game situations, so we need to set up more games over the next couple weeks.”
The DCS girls team will be hosting a tournament along with Cowichan Secondary this Friday and Saturday at both schools’ gyms.