The Sacred Heart Saints Jr. Boys volleyball team competed in their first tournament of the year this past weekend in Melville. The tournament was a seven-team round robin, featuring Sacred Heart, St. Henry’s, Sturgis, Weyburn, Langenburg and two host teams from MCS.
After the round robin, the Saints had a record of five wins and one loss, and dropped only four sets in six matches. This record was good enough for second place heading into playoff action. In the semi-final, Sacred Heart faced the Melville Cobras in a match that went the distance. The Saints came out on top with a third set victory.
Sacred Heart then faced the only team they lost to in the round robin, against the Weyburn Cobras. The Saints won the first set, despite starting setter Noah Clarke going down with an ankle injury. Michael Dobrowlski and Zach Goulden-Maddin shared setting duties the rest of the way, however, their strong efforts weren’t enough to propel the team to victory. Weyburn won the last two sets and took home the gold.
Overall, the Saints were pleased with the results, having shown tremendous improvement in all aspects of the game over the course of the weekend. The team is looking forward to a strong and busy season, and are hoping to have a chance to re-claim the district gold medal they won last season.
The Saints’ next set of action will be this coming weekend when they play in a tournament at Yorkton Regional High School. Then on the weekend of Oct. 4 and 5, they will have a chance for redemption against Weyburn as the Saints will be hosting a seven team tournament at the Halo Dome.