Alexis MacLeod stretches as high as possible to deliver a powerful serve for the Chemainus junior girls. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Alexis MacLeod stretches as high as possible to deliver a powerful serve for the Chemainus junior girls. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus junior girls playing volleyball opponents tough

No victories in latest series, but plenty of reason for optimism

The results aren’t quite there, but the Chemainus Secondary School junior girls volleyball team is doing the little things right that could make the difference down the road.

The Cougars hosted visiting Brentwood College Red and Queen of Angels teams for matches last Thursday at the Chemainus gym. The girls didn’t win any of their matches, but impressed their coach by attending to the finer details.

“On a positive note, the girls are getting better at using our systems and proper volleyball techniques,” noted Graeme Arkell. “There were some great rallies and close matches.”

Chemainus was not blown out during any of the games, a sign the team is holding its own with the Island tournament less than two weeks away.

“I think we’ll be heading into the November tournament as a dark horse and we might surprise some people,” Arkell indicated.