Dover Bay, Kelowna move to AAA Semis
Dec02

Dover Bay, Kelowna move to AAA Semis

By Bob Carter Langley — Dover Bay regained its balance after blowing a 2-0 sets lead and edged Walnut Grove in a five-set thriller Friday morning at the Big Kahuna BC Volleyball Championships. The fourth-seeded Dolphins won 25-19, 25-15, 21-25, 21-25, 15-13 to advance to Friday night’s AAA semifinals at the Langley Events Centre. They’ll face top-seeded Kelowna, which defeated No. 9 Reynolds in four sets. The...

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Dover Bay, PA snare bronze
Dec05

Dover Bay, PA snare bronze

By Bob Carter An emotional Josie Webb turned to a well-wisher Saturday at the Langley Events Centre, pumped her fist and screamed “Dover Bay history!” If that sounds strange after winning a third-place match, the scene requires some perspective. Webb, the Dover Bay coach, had just seen her top-seeded team win a AAA bronze medal with a three-set win over a talented Moscrop squad and gain the highest finish in school...

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Oak Bay, Dover gain AAA semifinals
Dec04

Oak Bay, Dover gain AAA semifinals

By Bob Carter Oak Bay got a boost from a third-set loss, and Dover Bay had to scramble back once again Friday as the two Island rivals advanced to a meeting in the AAA semifinals. The fourth-seeded Barbers defeated Kelowna in four sets, and the top-seeded Dolphins escaped a 2-1 hole against defending champion Earl Marriott to win in five. Oak Bay, trying to close out its match, rallied back from a 19-13 deficit in the third set before...

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Positive vibes work for Dover Bay
Dec04

Positive vibes work for Dover Bay

By Bob Carter Dover Bay is hardly an imposing team with only four players above 6 feet, none above 6-3. The Dolphins certainly have been a winning team, though, one that has earned the top seed and a place in Friday’s AAA quarterfinals in Langley. They have played numerous close matches, showing a knack for big plays in crucial situations. And their coach, Josie Webb, loves them. “Our defense has improved so much,”...

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Dover Bay keeps playing it close, and winning
Oct29

Dover Bay keeps playing it close, and winning

By Bob Carter The Dover Bay Dolphins have been facing tight matches all fall. Coach Josie Webb thinks it may well continue into the postseason. “All of our games won or lost this season have been extremely close,” said Webb, whose team is ranked third in AAA behind new No. 1 Mount Boucherie and second-ranked Kelowna. “This year there are a number of teams that can win on any given day.” The Dolphins placed second at the Camosun...

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