Duncan Christian Chargers second, Cowichan T-Birds eighth in joint volleyball tournament

DCS and Cow High made the championship bracket at the senior girls volleyball tournament they joined forces to host last weekend.

Both host teams — the Duncan Christian School Chargers and the Cowichan Secondary Thunderbirds — made the championship bracket at the senior girls volleyball tournament they joined forces to host last weekend.

The Chargers ended up in second place, losing the championship match 25-18, 25-21 against Credo Christian, while Cowichan finished eighth, losing the seventh-place game to Regent 25-22, 25-16.

Seven other local teams made it to the consolation bracket of the tournament, including two teams from Lake Cowichan School. The LCS juniors ended up winning the consolation side — ninth place overall — by beating the LCS seniors in the final.

Frances Kelsey defeated Brookes Shawnigan Lake for 11th, Gulf Islands Secondary beat Chemainus for 14th, and Queen Margaret’s School defeated Brentwood’s B team for 15th.

Danielle Groenendijk of DCS shared MVP honours with Credo’s Karen Driegen. Tournament all-stars included Hannah Day of DCS, Mikaila Cardin of Cowichan, Leoni Kaiser of the Lake Cowichan juniors, Danaila Kinzel of the Lake Cowichan seniors, Mackenzie Johnston of Kelsey, Kim English of Brookes, Natalie Craig of Chemainus, Regina Polano of QMS, and Clare Gaherty of Brentwood B.

The T-Birds will host another tournament this Friday, with DCS, Kelsey, QMS, Gulf Islands and G.P. Vanier also in attendance. Games begin at 9 a.m. and the final is at 4 p.m.