District 10

Home teams take quarter-finals in senior, junior volleyball

GUELPH – No surprises in the District 10 high school girls’ volleyball league quarter-finals Monday as home teams won all eight matches – four in senior and four in junior.

In the senior league, the home teams swept all four matches with each ending in 3-0 scores.

First-place Guelph CVI Green Gaels (14-0) ousted the eighth-place Lourdes Crusaders (0-14) with a 25-5, 25-20, 25-3 victory.

Second-place Centennial Spartans (11-3) eliminated the seventh-place Orangeville Bears (3-11) with a 25-6, 25-16, 25-9 triumph.

Third-place St. James Lions (10-4) pushed the sixth-place Centre Wellington Falcons (3-11) aside with 25-20, 25-16 and 25-21 set wins. The Lions gained a berth in the CWOSSA AA tournament next Thursday in Waterloo with the win as the other two AA teams (Lourdes and Bishop Macdonell Celtics) suffered losses Monday.

Fourth-place Ross Royals (9-5) put fifth-place Bishop Mac (6-8) out with a 25-23, 25-18, 28-26 win.

The quarter-final winners advance to Wednesday’s semifinals. GCVI is to host Ross at 4 p.m. and St. James is to play at Centennial at 4 p.m.

Semifinal victors are to meet in the league final set for Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.

The CWOSSA AAA tournament for both senior and junior teams is scheduled for Friday of next week (Feb. 23) at RIM Park in Waterloo.


Junior Girls’ Volleyball

While all the home teams won in Monday’s junior semifinals, the only difference from the senior quarter-finals was that one of the matches ended with a 3-1 score.

First-place Bishop Mac (13-1) swept by eighth-place Lourdes (0-14) with a 25-15, 25-17, 25-18 win. The Celtics are to advance to the CWOSSA AA tournament in Waterloo on Friday of next week as Lourdes and St. James suffered quarter-final losses.

Second-place Centennial (10-4) downed seventh-place St. James (4-10) with a 25-17, 25-17, 25-22 win.

Here’s the 3-1 score as third-place Centre Wellington (9-5) defeated sixth-place GCVI (5-9) by that score. The Falcons won 23-25, 25-10, 25-14, 25-18.

Fourth-place Ross (8-6) beat fifth-place Orangeville (7-7) with 25-21, 25-22 and 26-24 set victories.

In Wednesday’s semifinals, Centre Wellington is to play at Centennial at 3:30 p.m. and Ross is to play at Bishop Mac at 4 p.m.

The junior final is to start Tuesday’s championship doubleheader at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre at 6 p.m.


  • Guelph Sports Journal