7:30 a.m., March 8)
Titans successfully defend OFSAA 'AA' volleyball championship
By Fred Sherwin
Gilsele-Lalonde senior girls volleyball team successfully
defended their OFSAA 'AA' volleyball championship on Wednesday
and they did so in impressive fashion.
Titans lost just one set in seven matches on their way
to winning the gold medal in three straight sets over
St. Michael High School from Stratford.
lone bump in the road to the provincial championship came
in the semi-final against Eden High School from St, Catherines.
After winning the first set 25-19, they lost the second
set 25-22, only to bounce back and win the next two sets
got off to a good start in the gold medal match as well,
winning the first set 25-20. The second set was a back
and forth affair, with the Titans prevailing 27-25.
just one more set to claim gold, the Titans didn't leave
anything to chance and closed out the match with a convincing
six holdovers from last year's championship team in Nathalie
Maranger, Ana Martin, Catharine Loranger, Rebecca Roy.
Sabrina Roy and Andrea Maranger, the Titans were the number
one seed heading into the tournament.
lived up to their advance billing by sweeping past all
four of their opponents in the round robin portion of
the tournament in straight sets.
then blew past Coburg DCI West 25-12, 25-6, 25-7 in the
Samuel Genest Lazors weren't as fortunate. After losing
the first two sets in the quarterfinal match against Eden
High School, they battled back to force a fifth set tiebreaker
only to lose
at the AAA championships in Kitchener-Waterloo, the two
time defending champion Louis-Riel Rebelles were upset
in the quarterfinals, losing in two straight sets to Waterdown
District High School from Hamilton.
he Gisèle-Lalonde Titans roster includes Rébecca
Roy, Nathalie Drouin, Ana Martin, Andréa Marenger,
Catharine Loranger, Geneviève Gignac, Sabrina
Roy,and Alexis Obryan. Coach Marcel Martin
is also pictured. File photo
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