The SHHS Sr. Girls Volleyball team went to Weyburn to take part in a 12-team tournament this past weekend.
In the first match SHHS faced Souris, MB., winning two straight 25 – 17 and 25 – 16. The second match was against Balfour High School of Regina. Balfour narrowly took set one 23 – 25, but the Lady Saints battled back to win set two 25 – 20. The final round robin match was against the Weyburn Comp B team where Sacred Heart won two straight 25 – 17 and 25 – 21 to finish first in their pool and advance to the Championship Pool.
The first match of the Championship pool was against a tall and strong team from Virden, MB. The Lady Saints played one of their best matches of this young season, but lost 22 – 25 and 19 – 25. Saturday morning the Saints faced Esterhazy in the first match of the day winning set one 25 – 21, but lost the second set 25 – 27. Next up was the Weyburn A team, the Lady Saints again turned in one of their strongest performances of the year but lost 20 – 25 and 19 – 25. The final match was against Saskatoon LCA in what proved to be a must win situation for the Lady Saints if they were to advance into the playoffs. Set one the Lady Saints came out strong early, but quickly fell to some costly errors and lost 14 – 25. In the second set the Lady Saints took control of the game early and jumped out to an early lead, but again errors allowed Saskatoon back in. The final few points turned into a seesaw battle with the Lady Saints coming up short losing 25 – 27.
The Lady Saints head to Estevan next weekend.