The Saints Senior Boys Volleyball team hosted its home tournament on September 13-14 at the Halo Dome. Eight teams were in attendance: Sacred Heart, Esterhazy, Yorkton Regional, Langenburg, Humboldt, Kincaid, Roblin and Melville.
After the round robin matches, Esterhazy finished first, Roblin second, Kincaid third and Melville fourth. These four teams then advanced to the semi-playoff round. Esterhazy defeated Melville 25-20, 25-13 and Kincaid beat out Roblin winning 25-14, 25-22. In the bronze match Melville narrowly won against Roblin going three sets 25-21, 23-25 and 18-16. In the gold match, Esterhazy and Kincaid battled hard with huge hits going both ways. After three close sets, Esterhazy prevailed winning the last set 19-17.
“This was the first tournament of the year which allowed players to improve drastically throughout the tournament,” said coach Curtis Moen. “Our Saints team this year is very young while we only have two returning Grade 12 players. Although we have a strong group of grade 10s who are looking promising. Grade 10 player Kade Johnson did a great job of setting for the team while Bryan Buzinski held his own at the net stuffing many opposing grade 12 players. Grade 12 captain Jaedon Pellatt and grade 11 Riley Kerr led the team in some strong hitting over the weekend.”
The next Saints’ game is on September 27-28 at the University of Regina.