The Camosun Chargers Men’s Volleyball Team hosted an early season “Fall Classic” High School Tournament this past weekend for fifteen teams from around the Island.
As usual, the growth in the performance of the team’s from the opening matches to the late stages of the tournament was phenomenal. St. Michael’s pulled off an amazing 17-15 third set win over one of the favourites, Dover Bay, in the quarterfinal but ran into a determined Oak Bay squad in the semi-final. The Barbers have been a consistent finalist in the event over the years and 2018 was no exception.
On the other side of the draw, Claremont used their size and talent to advantage throughout the tournament and while Pacific Christian pushed them, scored a straight set victory in the semi to make their first final in several years. Inspired by the opportunity they raised their level of play and took down a game Oak Bay team by scores of 25-20 and 25-22 for the win. Ranked fourth in the early season provincial polls they showed they are a team to watch in high school boy’s volleyball.
On the Consolation side of the draw, the final was an all-Campbell River affair with Timberline scoring a convincing two set victory over Carihi to take home the hardware.
The tournament featured some exciting play and players. All Stars included:
Logan Judge, Royal Bay
Luke de Greeff, Lambrick Park
Carter Fry, St Michael’s
John Jackson, Pacific Christian
Diego Maffia, Oak Bay
Nick Babeff, Claremont
The most valuable player was Crash Wergeland from Claremont who was pivotal in the success of the Spartans.
(Claremont Spartans – Champions)
(Oak Bay Barbers 2nd Place)