Westside seniors claim District 4 volleyball championship

December 16, 2021   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

The Westside Secondary School Thunder senior boys volleyball team captured the District 4 championship after going undefeated for the season.

The Westside senior team won the title for the third straight year with a 3-0 match win over Wellington Heights Secondary School in the gym at Westside on Wednesday, December 8.

The Thunder had an outstanding season going undefeated in the regular season, then winning their semi-final over Norwell District Secondary School before advancing to the championship final.

The squad blanked their opponents in almost all of their matches. They lost only one set during the entire season.

The team was a mix of players who joined the team this year, a few who had played in their junior years, and three that had experience playing the sport with other sports clubs.

Junior team

The Westside junior volleyball team also had a very successful season finishing in first place in the District 4 standings as an undefeated team.

They won their semi-final over Erin District High School to advance to the championship game on Wednesday, December 8.

In the final, they lost 3-1 to Wellington Heights Secondary School.

“We had high energy, encouraging attitude, teamwork, the ability to cover the court, and the ability to recognize the opposing team’s pattern,” said coach Courtney Greshuk of the special skills her team had during the season. “A little over half of the team played volleyball in elementary school. We had our regularly schedule practices – about three a week – and discussed patterns, worked on weaknesses, and encourage communication while building strengths. We really focused on team building and community,” she said of how the team prepared for the season.

Due to current pandemic restrictions, spectators were not allowed during any games this season so teams had to rely on their own enthusiasm and energy during game play.

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