Duncan Christian School defeated the No.3-ranked single-A girls volleyball team at the B.C. Christian Schools championship last weekend. (Submitted)

Duncan Christian School defeated the No.3-ranked single-A girls volleyball team at the B.C. Christian Schools championship last weekend. (Submitted)

Chargers take their game to B.C. Christian championships

DCS girls upset No. 3-ranked Vernon Christian

The Duncan Christian School Chargers’ trip to the B.C. Christian Schools girls volleyball championships in Surrey last weekend included two match wins over the No. 3-ranked single-A team in the province.

The Chargers defeated Vernon Christian in pool play (22-25, 25-21, 15-12) and again in the consolation bronze match (25-13, 17-25, 16-14), a positive outcome for the 13th-seeded team entering the tournament.

“We had some really great games against other teams, but just couldn’t follow through with our second sets,” DCS head coach Jim Brandsma commented. “We really improved in some areas of our play, but also really struggled on our serve receive. It was great to see the girls pick up their skills in some areas that we have been practicing over the last couple weeks.”

The Chargers had close first sets against Langley Christian (No. 7 in AA), Unity Christian (No. 5 in AA) and Vancouver Christian, followed by second games that weren’t quite as tight. The Chargers play in a tournament in Parksville this weekend, then gear up to host the Island single-A championships on Nov. 15 and 16.

“The season is coming along pretty good and skills are improving and confidence is brewing,” Brandsma said. “I look forward to seeing confidence and skill getting closer together in the next couple weeks.”

The DCS senior boys team also played in their B.C. Christian Schools Championship in Abbotsford last weekend, where they were swept in every match, with some close games along the way, until their last match against Chilliwack’s Highroad Academy, where they managed to take away one set.

The boys team will play in the single-A Island tournament hosted by Nanaimo Christian starting on Nov. 5.