FINAL FOUR SET FOR BOTH 3A, 4A SENIOR GIRLS

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    Photos courtesy of Paul Yates Vancouver Sports Pictures

    While the 3A draw of the BC Secondary School Volleyball Provincial Championships has stuck to form with the top four seeds all remaining alive, the 4A draw has seen a couple of upsets along the way.

    The No. 5 Handsworth Royals and No. 8 Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers each crashed the final four heading into Saturday’s semifinals as two days are complete at Langley Events Centre.

    The Royals are set to face the top-seed Kelowna Owls while the Panthers get the second-ranked Lord Byng Grey Ghosts. The matches get underway at 11 a.m.

    The 3A draw features No. 1 Little Flower Academy against the No. 4 W.L Seaton Sonics in one semifinal with the No. 2 Carihi Tyees and the No. 3 Dawson Creek Penguins in the other. Both matches begin at 9 a.m.

    3A Girls

    The Little Flower Academy Angels won both their round of 16 and quarter-final matches by 3-0 scores taking out the Charles Hays Rainmakers (25-9,25-9,25-15) and R.A. McMath Wildcats (25-15,25-17,25-11).

    W.L. Seaton won 3-1 (21-25,25-13,25-17,25-20) over the Hugh McRoberts Strikers before a 3-0 (25-15,25-15,25-20) win over the Okanagan Mission Huskies.

    Photos courtesy of Jon Hayduk Vancouver Sports Pictures
    Photos courtesy of Jon Hayduk Vancouver Sports Pictures

    The third-seed Dawson Creek Penguins did not drop a set on Friday with a 3-0 (25-11,25-10,25-13) over the Stelly’s Stingers and 3-0 (25-17,25-17,25-9) against the Vernon Panthers.

    Photos courtesy of Jon Hayduk Vancouver Sports Pictures
    Photos courtesy of Jon Hayduk Vancouver Sports Pictures

    And the Carihi Tyees also rolled to back-to-back 3-0 victories over the Salish Wolves (25-16,25-14,25-12) and Duchess Park Condors (25-20,25-19,25-21).

    Photos courtesy of Jon Hayduk Vancouver Sports Pictures
    Photos courtesy of Jon Hayduk Vancouver Sports Pictures

    4A Girls

    The Kelowna Owls won 3-0 (25-13,25-15,25-9) over the Terry Fox Ravens in the round of 16 and followed that up with another 3-0 (25-23,25-12,25-20) victory over the Mission Roadrunners in the quarter-finals.

    Photos courtesy of Paul Yates Vancouver Sports Pictures
    Photos courtesy of Paul Yates Vancouver Sports Pictures
    Photos courtesy of Paul Yates Vancouver Sports Pictures
    Photos courtesy of Paul Yates Vancouver Sports Pictures

    Their semifinal opponent, the fifth-ranked Handsworth Royals upset the No. 4 Semiahmoo Totems 3-1 (25-23,8-25,25-23,26-24). The Royals defeated the Seaquam Seahawks 3-0 (25-16,25-23,25-15) in the round of 16.

    Photos courtesy of Paul Yates Vancouver Sports Pictures
    Photos courtesy of Paul Yates Vancouver Sports Pictures
    Photos courtesy of Paul Yates Vancouver Sports Pictures
    Photos courtesy of Paul Yates Vancouver Sports Pictures

    Lord Tweedsmuir won 3-0 (25-14,25-17,25-16) over the Burnaby Central Wildcats before a 3-1 (25-8,25-11,24-26,25-20) win over the Riverside Rapids to earn their spot in the final four.