The Mission Roadrunners have ended a long streak of playoff misses by qualifying for this year's provincial tournament.

Mission Roadrunners open at provincials

Mission senior girls volleyball hits the court in North Vancouver for first time in more than three decades.

Ben Lypka

Abbotsford News

It has been 31 years since a Mission senior girls volleyball team has hit the floor at a B.C. provincials final, but the Mission Roadrunners finally ended that streak on Thursday in North Vancouver.

The Roadrunners opened the AAAA provincial championship event against Mt. Baker on Thursday morning, then took on Mt. Douglas in the afternoon, and closed the round-robin portion of the tournament that evening against Killarney.

Round-robin results were not available at press time.

Playoffs kick off today (Friday), with all 16 teams getting the chance to compete. The gold medal game occurs on Saturday night.

Mission finished fifth at the Fraser Valley provincials, which took place Nov. 17, and joins seven other Valley teams competing at the AAAA provincials.

Roadrunners’ Kristen McBride was selected as a tournament first team all-star for her stellar play during the Fraser Valley regional event.

Mission finished in first place in the Fraser Valley’s Tier 1 Girls east division regular-season action, with a perfect record of six wins and zero losses.

Earlier this year, the team won the Cascades Cup tournament at UFV, and also placed ninth at the 30-team Camosun Chargers tournament in Victoria.

The team is made up of players: Sydney Steeg, Dawson Chalifoux, Maddison Parkhill, Morgen Likness, Bree Phelps, Makenzie Rourke, Ashley Bains, JoJo Calverley, Rachael Mason, Katelyn Bligh, McBride, Felicitas Von Braunmuhl and Camila Valdes.

Read next week’s edition of the Mission City Record for details on how the team fares.

 

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