LANGLEY- Al SHILL
Like some teams on day 1, Eric Hamber Senior Boys got off to a slow start dropping their first match to OKM in two straight sets (25-19, 27-25). However, since then, they’ve been riding high. A strong showing against Riverside (2-1) and a close battle with city rival Argyle made for a respectful first day finish and second in pool F.
Coach Chris Klassen agreed the first morning start wasn’t their best.
“It felt like we were in control of our destiny but it just wasn’t in the cards.”
Klassen also suggested the game “made for a good building block for the rest of the day.” He wasn’t wrong, as Hamber came out flying against Argyle taking the first set 25-9. Moment slowed in the second losing a close extra point set 28-30 but it was Hamber who out lasted Argyle winning the third set 15-13.
Thursday, day 2, started as Wednesday finished with a dominating win over Fleetwood Park. Hamber dropped the third set but never looked out of control as they took the fourth set 25-17. Coach Klassen felt
“we let it slip a bit in the third but were strong in the fourth which should give us momentum as we head in tomorrow and a strong KSS team.”
Hamber’s next match is against Kelowna Sr. Secondary in the quarter final on Friday at 11:00am.