They lose just once in seven matches, but that setback dropped the Fraser Heights Firehawks to fifth place at the B.C. Senior AAA Boys High School Volleyball Tournament Nov. 27-29 at the Langley Events Centre.
The Fire Hawks were seeded fifth for the 20-team tournament, and had little trouble finishing atop their pool in Thursday’s round robin, sweeping the Gladstone Gladiators of Vancouver and Delta Pacers in straight sets (2-0), and edging the G.P. Vanier Towhees 2-1 (25-15, 22-25, 15-10).
They began the playoff round with a 3-1 victory over the Mt. Baker Wild, then ran into the fourth-seed Mt. Boucherie Bears of Kelowna, and were eliminated from championship contention in a four-set match (25-18, 23-25, 25-12, 25-11).
The Firehawks then swept Delta and GP Vanier in a pair of best-of-three matches to place fifth.
Fraser Heights was named the tournament’s Most Sportsmanlike Team, and Perry Ni and Jordan DeShane of the Firehawks were selected to the second all-star team.
Two other local schools were also at the Senior AAA tournament, with the Johnston Heights Eagles placing 10th and the Seaquam Seahawks finishing 15th in the final standings.
Johnston Heights won all three matches in pool play to earn the 10th-seed for the playoff. The Eagles were eliminated 3-1 in the first round by Delta, then won two consecutive consolation matches before losing 25-21, 25-23 to Dover Bay.
Seaquam won one of three matches in pool play to earn the 14th-seed. They defeated Prince George 3-0 in a preliminary round match, then lost to Oak Bay 3-0 in the round-of-16.