Duncan Christian’s Cohen Floucault fires the ball back at Brookes Westshore during Tuesday’s Island championship tournament. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan Christian’s Cohen Floucault fires the ball back at Brookes Westshore during Tuesday’s Island championship tournament. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan Christian Chargers take hard-fought fourth at Islands

Senior boys team edged by Brodeur in must-win match

Faced with a must-win situation to have any hope of advancing to the provincial championships, the Duncan Christian Chargers gave it their all, but fell just short in their final match at the Island single-A senior boys volleyball championships on Tuesday.

After losing their first two matches against St. Andrew’s (25-20, 28-30, 15-10) and Nanaimo Christian (25-8, 25-18), the Chargers had to beat Brookes Westshore and École Victor Brodeur in order to finish third and earn a possible wildcard berth at provincials.

DCS beat Brookes 23-25, 25-18, 15-10 to stay alive, but couldn’t get past Brodeur. Despite dominating the first set 14-25, the Chargers lost the next two 25-23, 15-12, and wound up finishing fourth in the tight five-team tournament.

“I’m proud of the way the boys played,” DCS coach Jon Lampard said. “They fought hard and made a lot of improvements over the course of the season, and we look forward to working toward next volleyball season.”

Parker Terpstra was named a first-team all-star, and Jayden Croswell was named to the second team.

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Duncan Christian’s Myles Paige and Zack Neudorf go up for a block against Brookes Westshore during Tuesday’s Island championship tournament. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan Christian’s Myles Paige and Zack Neudorf go up for a block against Brookes Westshore during Tuesday’s Island championship tournament. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan Christian’s Connor Hengstler punches the ball back at Brookes Westshore during Tuesday’s Island championship tournament. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan Christian’s Connor Hengstler punches the ball back at Brookes Westshore during Tuesday’s Island championship tournament. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)