For the first time in over 30 years, the Mission Roadrunners senior girls volleyball team picked up wins at a provincials event.
Mission travelled to North Vancouver for the AAAA girls volleyball championship last week, and ultimately finished 13th in the province for their division.
The Roadrunners opened the tournament on Dec. 1, competing in all three of their round-robin games. They kicked off the event with a 2-0 (25-19 and 25-23) loss to Mt. Baker, then lost 2-0 (25-21 and 25-22) to Mt. Douglas, and finished off the round robin with a 2-0 (25-18 and 25-17) win over Killarney.
Mission was paired up against Lord Tweedsmuir in round one of the championship playoffs on Dec. 2, but fell 3-0 (25-16, 25-16 and 25-18) to move to the consolation bracket. The Roadrunners also fell 2-0 (25-19 and 25-23) later that day in the first round of the consolation bracket to Lord Byng.
Action continued for the Roadrunners on Dec. 3, as the team battled in a mini-tournament for 13th place overall. Mission defeated North Peace 2-0 (25-13 and 25-18) to advance to the mini-tournament final. They then again beat Killarney 2-0 (25-16 and 25-16) to place 13th overall at the event.
The win was the final time wearing Roadrunners colours for Grade 12 students Bree Phelps and Dawson Chalifoux. Next year should be another solid year for Mission, with seven Grade 11s, two Grade 10s and one Grade 9 student potentially returning.
The tournament final saw Belmont defeat host team Handsworth 3-0. For complete details from the event, visit aaaabcsgvb2016.com.