AA Day 1 – MEI starts off strong.
Nov27

AA Day 1 – MEI starts off strong.

LANGLEY- Dean Weiss

 

After Day 1 of the AA Boys Provincial Championships, there has been a bit of a readjustment with the top teams. MEI and George Elliott have finished 1, 2. MEI played consist volleyball throughout the day and battled tough for each point. MEI finished 3-0 defeating George Elliott, Abbotsford Christian, and Langley Christian. MEI’s head coach Rocky Olfert seemed pretty relaxed after finishing first and undefeated in pool play and said,

“It was a good start to the tournament and we have some things to build upon for tomorrow.”

MEI’s top power Tyson Ardell seemed to echo those comments after finishing on top. Ardell said,

“We showed a lot of character today. We showed up and didn’t let our nerves get to us.”

Tyson Ardell swinging hard against Langley Christian at the AA 2019 Provincial Championships.

Tyson Ardell swinging hard against Langley Christian at the AA 2019 Provincial Championships.

Finishing a solid second in the top AA pool today, was last year’s finalists, George Elliott. GESS, Head coach Chris Frehlick spoke very highly of his team’s play despite the slow start in the morning against MEI. Frelick said,

“We came out flat this morning against MEI but any time you come in as the fourth seed and finish second- you have to feel pretty satisfied with the day. Our role players really came together and played well in the final two matches today.”

Grade 12, Roan McCarthy of GESS about his team’s over-all play today,

“We played well and came together and played well with energy. The guys who were here last year knew what to do and knew what to expect. Our not really getting too high or too low really helped us today.”

Grade 12, Roan McCarthy of GESS. Photo by John Hayduk- Vancouver Sports Pictures

Grade 12, Roan McCarthy of GESS. Photo by John Hayduk- Vancouver Sports Pictures

For all the results of the day- check out the official results page here:

https://www.bcssvolleyballchampionships.ca/stats#/836/scores?division_id=8592

MEI's Tyson Ardell

MEI’s Tyson Ardell

Rowan Mc Carthy, GESS

Rowan Mc Carthy, GESS

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