Chemainus Junior girls volleyball coach Graeme Arkell.

Chemainus Junior girls volleyball coach Graeme Arkell.

Chemainus junior girls end volleyball season with some determined efforts

Cougars take Brentwood College to the limit in Island tournament

Winning more games would have been nice, but it wasn’t the determining factor for the Chemainus Secondary School junior girls volleyball team to a successful season.

The girls were put to the test during the Island Junior B tournament at Brentwood College and managed to win one set during their three matches.

Chemainus was beaten by Brookes of Shawnigan Lake 11-25, 20-25, Brentwood Red 13-25, 25-12, 13-15 in a barnburner and dropped a pair against Queen of Angels to close out the tournament.

Fiery serves, accurate sets and fast feet weren’t quite enough to give the Cougars a win. Despite extraordinary efforts, the opposition prevailed each time but coach Graeme Arkell was pleased with the players.

“It is truly incredible how much the girls have improved this season,” he noted. “It was a pleasure to see all the girls communicating, moving their feet and using proper volleyball techniques. These junior girls have a bright future ahead as Chemainus Secondary athletes.”