Saints soar in final league play

By Contributor
February 24th, 2010

It was a battle of pride as the Saints volleyball team took on their cross-Kootenay rivals, College of the Rockies, in Cranbrook on Feb 13. With both teams out of the playoff picture, bragging rights were on the line and the Saints held nothing back.

The Saints women had one final chance to end their winless season and who better to do it against but COTR who beat the beleaguered Selkirk squad in five sets back in November. The Saints struggled with serving and unforced errors that caused the match to go five sets once again but this time they were able to find the strength to conquer their demons. The match ended in favor of Selkirk 3-2 (21-25, 25-20, 21-25, 25-23, 15-11).

It was a little different on the men’s side as the Saints were still reeling from a dramatic five-set win over COTR when they visited the Selkirk Gym in November. The men have been quite competitive all year long, losing many four and five set matches and their improvement was clearly displayed in Cranbrook on a day where the Rockies were simply pummeled in three straight sets. Final set score was in favor of Selkirk 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-18). This marks the first straight-set victory for the Saints men since the rebuilding of the program started in 2006.

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