Lions move into tie with Celtics in senior volleyball
FERGUS – The St. James Lions kept their hopes of a home playoff match alive as they edged the Centre Wellington Falcons 3-2 in District 10 high school senior girls’ volleyball play Tuesday.
The win lifted the Lions into a tie for fourth place with the Bishop Macdonell Celtics, both owners of 5-6 records. Guelph CVI Green Gaels lead the league at 11-0 while the Centennial Spartans are second at 9-2 and Ross Royals third at 7-4. Lourdes Crusaders are sixth at 4-7 while Centre Wellington is seventh at 3-8 and Orangeville Bears eighth at 0-11.
Top four will get home games in the quarter-finals. Each team has three games left to play – one on Thursday and two on the week immediately following the two-week break for exams.
If the Lions and Celtics finish in a tie, Bishop Mac will win the tie-breaker and it’ll be decided on the point they scored against one another in their two matches as both scored 3-2 road victories earlier in the season. The Lions won at Bishop Mac Dec. 5 and the Celtics won at St. James Dec. 18. Overall, Bishop Mac outscored the Lions 202-194 in those two matches.
Tuesday, St. James beat the Falcons 25-18, 14-25, 28-26, 21-25, 15-9.
Remaining on the regular-season schedule for the Lions are games against Orangeville, Centennial and Lourdes while the Celtics are to play Lourdes, Centre Wellington and Orangeville.
Centennial 3 Bishop Macdonell 0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-16)
Ross 3 Orangeville 0 (25-13, 25-7, 25-9)
Guelph CVI 3 Lourdes 0 (25-16, 25-14, 25-12)
Bishop Macdonell 3 Centennial 1 (24-26, 25-16, 25-22, 25-9)
Guelph CVI 3 Lourdes 0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-23)
Centre Wellington 3 St. James 2 (25-22, 15-25, 25-23, 20-25, 15-11)
Orangeville 3 Ross 1 (20-25, 25-10, 31-29, 25-17)
- Guelph Sports Journal