Kelsey Dang (4) of the Seaquam Seahawks watches Carley Flemmer play the ball during the B.C. Senior AAA girls high school volleyball championship tournament in Parksville. Seaquam placed first.

Seahawks, Breakers win B.C. championships

Seaquam, Pacific Academy unbeaten at provincial tournaments

A pair of local high school volleyball teams have won provincial championship tournaments.

The Seaquam Seahawks followed up a Fraser Valley championship with a B.C. Senior AAA title in Parksville, while the Pacific Academy Breakers took the Senior AA crown in Vancouver.

Kira Tome of the Seahawks took tournament Most Valuable Player (MVP) honours in Parksville, while teammates Nicola Etter was a first team all-star. Kelsey Dang and Carley Flemmer were second team selections.

The Seahawks swept all three matches in pool play Thursday, not losing a set. Two more victories Friday sent them into the final four on Saturday, where after a tough four-set win over McRoberts (21-25, 25-7, 25-21, 25-14) in a semifinal, they topped Crofton Heights in straight sets in the championship contest.

The Clayton Heights Nightriders almost made it an all-Fraser Valley final, losing their semifinal 3-2 to Crofton Heights. The Nightriders then claimed the bronze medal with a two-set sweep of McRoberts in a match for third place.

Breanna Evoy of Clayton Heights was a first team all-star, with Tonya Gulbrandsen a second team choice.

Pacific Academy was also undefeated through their championship, losing just one set in three matches in pool play Thursday before winning four straight playoff games.

Jennica Noot won the Best Defensive Player award, Juliana Penner was a first team all-star, and Ashley Roxburgh  was a second team all-star.

The Surrey Christian Academy Falcons placed fifth at the 16-team tournament, placing second in their pool after winning two of three matches. The began the playoffs with a 3-0 sweep of Highland Secondary Friday morning, before losing a close five-set match to Lambrick Park. They won their final two matches Saturday.

Kim DeJager of the Falcons was named to the first all-star team, with Rachel Windhorst a second team choice.

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