The College of the Rockies Avalanche Ladies Volleyball squad made their first appearance at the country’s top tournament, travelling to Charlottetown Prince Edward Island last week for CCAA Women’s Volleyball National Championships.
The Avs defeated the Vancouver Island University Mariners the week previously at the Provincial championships, a first in College history (the Men’s squad finished fourth at the provincial tournament in Abbotsford).
However, it was the Mariners, who also qualified for Nationals, who came away with the Gold Medal, defeating the Élans de Garneau from Quebec City in the final on Saturday.
The Avs ended up winning the placement match Saturday, over the Mount St. Vincent University Mystics.
The Avs opened the tournament Thursday in tough against the King’s University College Eagles (Edmonton), with the Eagles taking the Avs in three sets, and advancing to the Gold semi-finals.
The Avs met the host Holland College Hawks in the Bronze semi-finals on Friday, and came out on the short end of a five-set thriller, losing three sets to two.
On Friday, the Avs made short work of the Mystics, finishing their tournament with a three sets to one victory.
The Townsman congratulates the College of the Rockies Avalanche for their accomplishments this season.