Alexis Belton tries to push the ball over the net for the Cougars. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Cougars working hard to improve with each game

Senior girls volleyball team continually learning early in the season

Chemainus Secondary School’s senior girls volleyball team held its own in matches last week.

The Cougars went up against Queen Margaret’s School at QMS in Duncan last Tuesday and lost the first two games 22-25 and 13-25.

“The first game was close,” noted coach Cindy Bowden. “The girls played hard. It could have gone either way. We missed a couple of key serves.”

In the second game, the girls had to fight through some discouragement, Bowden added, and didn’t play as well.

The teams played a third game for fun and Chemainus won.

Highlights included: Andrea Brooks’ serving, with a string of eight in the third game, while Alexis Belton, Akiho Tomida and Peri Pickel displayed consistent passing.

Katie White was the top hitter with eight kills.

“The girls played more aggressive this match than the first one,” Bowden indicated. “This cost us a few points, but rewarded us with many. We are working hard to improve each game we play.”

Thursday’s game was at Cowichan Secondary in Duncan and the Cougars dropped the first two games that counted against Cowichan Secondary 10-25, 7-25, and won the third off-record game 27-25.

“The girls are improving, learning and playing hard,” Bowden praised.

Strong play was shown by setter Brooks, libero (defensive specialist) Pickel and right side hitter Belton.

The team was back at Chemainus Secondary School Tuesday against Duncan Christian School.

The DCS program has been a long-established contender in Island A volleyball. Chemainus faced a tough task against DCS and fell 25-9 in the first game before cutting the deficit to 25-17 in the second game.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here


Chemainus Cougars senior girls volleyball coach Cindy Bowden follows the progress of the play. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Gracie Dougan makes a play on the ball for the Chemainus Cougars senior girls. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Duncan Christian School sends the ball back over the net past Chemainus players Katie White and Sian Diewert. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Just Posted

3 people found violating court imposed curfews in Cowichan

People are placed on curfews for a variety of public safety reasons.

Starting a Riot experience back at the brewery again

Lounge reopening and potential for patio extension has owners enthusiastic

No lifeguards this summer for Cowichan’s Fuller Lake, Arbutus Park; Crofton pool closed

Fears of risk to health and safety during COVID-19 pandemic to blame

Elementary schools return with 40 per cent class attendance

RCMP issue 39 warnings in school zones around the region

North Cowichan parks reopening

Park Ambassadors to help address any issues

If Trudeau won’t stand up to Trump, how will regular people: Singh

Trudeau did not directly answer a question about Trump’s actions amid protests

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

VIDEO: Internal investigation into aggressive arrest by Kelowna Mountie

A video allegedly shows a Kelowna Mountie striking a man several times

Gold River ready to welcome visitors and restart local businesses

In contrast to single-industry remote communities, Gold River’s diversified economy might help it better survive after reopening

22 new COVID-19 test-positives, one death following days of low case counts in B.C.

Health officials urged British Columbians to ‘stand together while staying apart’

John Horgan says COVID-19 restrictions won’t be eased regionally

B.C. Liberals urge ‘tailored’ response based on infections

Feds get failing grade for lack of action plan on anniversary of MMIWG report

‘Instead of a National Action Plan, we have been left with a Lack-of-Action Plan’

Search and rescue crews help locate 62-year-old Nanoose Bay mountain biker

RCMP: Man got lost on trail and did right thing by calling for assistance

B.C. ranchers, lodge operators say Indigenous land title shuts them out

Tsilhqot’in jurisdiction affects grazing, access to private property

Most Read