Two Surrey schools were on the podium at the B.C. Senior 2A Girls Volleyball Championships in Winfield last week.
The Pacific Academy Breakers won five of seven matches and earned the silver medal at the 16-team tournament while the Surrey Christian Falcons won bronze after winning six times over the three days.
Mikayla Funk and Sophie Stone of the Breakers were first-team all-stars, with teammate Alexis Jonker earning a second-team selections.
The Breakers fell 3-2 to the M.E.I. Eagles in the gold medal match (25-22, 23-25, 22-25, 25-19, 20-18). Pacific Academy won two of three matches in pool play to finish second in their group, but then reeled off three consecutive wins in the playoff round to advance to the final.
Their semifinal win was against Surrey Christian in a five-set match. The Breakers prevailed 20-25, 25-22, 20-25, 25-19, 15-12.
Surrey Christian was undefeated prior to the semifinal match, having won all three matches in pool play and winning twice more in the playoff, losing just one of 13 sets.
Kiera Van Ryk and Sara Lee of the Falcons were first-team all-stars, with Anna Janzen a second-team selection.
A third Surrey school, the Holy Cross Crusaders, was also at the tournament. After one win in three matches in pool play, the Crusaders won a five-set victory over Brentwood College of Mill Bay, then were eliminated by the Eagles in straight sets in the quarterfinal round. Holy Cross lost two consolation matches to place eighth.
The Lord Tweedsmur Panthers place fifth at the 4A tournament in Nanaimo.
Grade 11 Ansah Odoom of the Panthers was a first-team all-star.
The Panthers were a perfect 3-0 in pool B, but after a first-round victory in the playoff, lost a quarterfinal match. Tweedsmuir then won a pair of consolation matches to claim fifth place.
The Fraser Heights Firehawks claimed eighth place at the 3A tournament in Vernon. The Surrey school was seeded eighth for the tournament, then went 2-1 in pool play. They won the first of two playoff matches, and split their two consolation matches.
Two wins in three consolation matches left the Clayton Heights Night Riders with a 11th place result. Seeded fourth for the tournament, Clayton Heights was 0-3 in pool play, then was upset by the 14th seed Vernon Panthers in the first round of the playoffs.
The Pacific Academy Breakers just missed a medal at the Boys 2A provincial tournament at the Langley Events Centre (LEC), but did take home to Most Sportsmanlike Team award. Nathan Teasdale of the Breakers was also honoured, earning a place on the first all-star team. Teammate Andrew Kim was a second-team choice.
The Breakers were 2-1 in pool play, the only loss a three-set (18-25, 25-18, 11-15) setback against M.E.I. After a four-set win over the Prince Charles Comets of Creston and a sweep of the Geroge Elliott Coyotes of Winfield, the Breakers lost in straight sets to the Langley Fundamental Titans in the semifinal round. Pacific Academy lost the bronze medal match 2-0 to the Clarence Fulton Maroons of Vernon.
Two Surrey schools were in the Boys 3A tournament, also at the LEC.
The Fraser Heights went 2-1 (win-loss) in pool play to earn the seventh-seed for the playoff, then defeated the Penticton Lakers in four sets in the round-of-16. They then lost in four sets to the Mt. Boucherie Bears in the quarterfinal round, and split two consolation matches to place seventh.
The Surrey Christian Falcons were 1-2 in pool play, dropping to the 13th-seed for the playoff. After a sweep of the Belmont Bulldogs of Victoria in a preliminary match, they took the Oak Bay to four sets before bowing out of championship contention. They then won three straight matches in consolation play to place ninth.
David Chernenko of Fraser Heights and Brandon Jones of Surrey Christian were second-team all-stars.