There was hardly a place to park during the girls’ volleyball invitational.
Held Nov. 3 at the Bashaw School, the gym was full with two courts being used at the same time. It was a busy day for the five teams, including the JV and senior Rebels squads.
Indeed, some of the games were back to back for certain teams. That was partly due to cancelling the Friday schedule because of inclement weather, explained coach Don Seale. One other challenge is that the invitational was held on days that other tournaments were happening.
Despite that challenge, the teams didn’t let that slow them down.
“I want the JVs to have a good experience…they’re playing really well,” said Seale, when asked about his goals for the day.
The invitational was a mix of JV and senior teams, which at first was a concern, he said, pointing out that competing against older teams can be tough.
“They really measured up really well,” said Seale. “They haven’t bombed out in any game.”
“For my senior group, we’ve qualified for zones. So our next challenge is to qualify for provincials.”
Playing the tournament helped the team work out some adjustments to be prepared, he explained. On top of the that, coaches used statistics to determine best positions.
“I think we’re playing really well. As long as we don’t have an injury, we should be very competitive,” said Seale of provincials.
In league the senior Rebels are second overall behind Bawlf.
“I’m proud of these girls and how well they’re doing,” added Seale of the invitational.