10:30 a.m., March 7)
Gisèle-Lalonde earns OFSAA volleyball threepeat in convincing
Members of Gisèle-Lalonde Titans hold up the
championship trophy after winning the OFSAA
provincial 'AA' volleyball title a third consecutive
time. Fred Sherwin/Photo
Gisèle-Lalonde Titans won their third consecutive provincial
high school volleyball championship on Thursday, dispatching
General Amherst in three straight sets in the OFSAA 'AA'
in front of their family and friends at De La Salle high
school in Ottawa, the Titans won the first set 25-22 behind
the outstanding play of sisters Rebecca and Sabrina Roy
Titans won the next two sets with relative ease. They
led wire to wire in winning the second set 25-13, and
only trailed twice in the third and deciding set which
they won 25-20.
General Amherst relied on their 6-foot1 power hitter Katie
Breault for the majority of their points, the Titans had
an assortment of weapons in their arsenal starting with
the Roy sisters, who combined for 16 kills in the final
two sets, Grade 10 middle Elyse Patry who had two kills
in the second set and Grade 9 middle Émie Gaboury
who scored three points in the third set.
the championship banner presentation, Titans coach Marcel
Martin tried to put their streak of three consecutive
championships in persepective.
first one was good, the second one was better and the
third one is unbelievable," said Martin. "Only
one other team has won three in a row and that was a long
Members of Gisèle-Lalonde Titans including
Rebecca and Sabrina Roy (left) hug each other
after winning the OFSAA provincial 'AA' volleyball
championship a third time. Fred Sherwin/Photo
final marks the last time the Roy sisters will play organized
volleyball together, at least on the hard court. The two
girls plan to continue to play beach volleyball together.
Both girls have played in all three championships along
with Catherine Loranger.
what it has been like sharing the experience together,
younger sister Sabrina said it's been a dream come true.
been great. I love playing with her. Our energy together
is really high. We don't play on the same club team, so
to play together on this team has been amazing,"
Rebecca, who will be graduating this year, it marks the
final chapter in a very successful high school career.
still to be determined whether or not I'll keep playing,
but if this is my last volleyball I'm totally okay with
it. I could think of a better way to go out," said
for next year, Rebecca plans to come back and cheer on
her sister and the rest of her former teammates to a possible
fourth straight title.
The Gisèle-Lalonde Titans pose for a team
picture after winning the OFSAA provincial
'AA' volleyball championship a third time.
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