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Lakers 11th at DCS/Cow High volleyball tournament

Nanaimo Christian School won the tournament

The Lake Cowichan School Lakers were 11th overall at a recent 16-team senior girls volleyball tournament in Cowichan.

Hosts Duncan Christian School and Cowichan Secondary came sixth and eighth overall respectively.

DCS won Pool A while Cow High placed second in Pool C.

“The tournament was a great opportunity for the team to really gel together,” said DCS head coach Jim Brandsma. “There were a lot of high moments where they played brilliantly and also tough times where they needed to work through. I think everyone gained some valuable experience.”

The Lake Cowichan School Lakers came third in Pool B, and landed in 11th overall thanks to a third-place showing in the consolation round.

Frances Kelsey and Queen Margaret’s schools placed 13th and 15th respectively, both having finished fourth in their pools.

Nanaimo Christian School, which beat the Lakers in the first round of pool play, went on to win the tournament beating Kwalikum in the final in straight sets.

One all-star was selected from each of their 16 teams in the tournament.

Local all-stars included: Danika Fitzpatrick (DCS), Mia Oschmann (Cowichan), Raya Halusiak (Lake Cowichan), Arlee Ciashini (Kelsey), Maggie Mycroft (QMS).